A Lucky Aviator – Test Flying for the RAF, Rolls-Royce and BAe

Heinz Frick, Retired Chief Test Pilot

Thursday 21st May 2015

6.30pm lecture start

Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG
Attendance is free and open to members and non-members.

Heinz will talk about some of the interesting occurrences of his remarkable career as a
Test Pilot. Heinz began his career in the RAF in 1959 and after flying training was posted to 20 Sqn based in Singapore, flying Hunters. Then followed 2 tours on Lightnings before attending the Empire Test Pilots School. Following that he spent 4 years on the fighter test squadron at Boscombe Down. He left the RAF in 1972 to join RR at Filton and got involved in engine testing on many aircraft including Harrier, Jaguar, HS125, Vulcan and VC10. In 1978 he joined Hawkers at Dunsfold to develop the Harriers and Hawks and became Chief Test Pilot.

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