In 1959 he transferred to the Fairey Aircraft Division, in Hayes, to work on Rotodyne tip jets and to fly in the Fairey Rotodyne as Flight Engineer.
After Westland acquired Fairey in 1960 and on conclusion of the Rotodyne programme in 1962, he worked on the new Wasp and Scout helicopters before moving to Yeovil in 1964.
Thank you for all your support and patience over the past few years. The Museum Trustees have now confirmed that ALL Friends Membership Cards will have their benefits withdrawn at 31st December 2015, including those of Life Members.
A Bristol Bloodhound Mk2 surface-to-air guided missile, complete with launching platform, was delivered (left) to The Helicopter Museum on 16th February 2017.The tower made use of a 1920s cab shelter, relocated from the sea front in Weston-super-Mare when the local council built the original grass airfield in 1935.Scheduled air services started in 1936 using the de Havilland DH.84 Dragon.After three years in the Westland Flight Test Department at Yeovil, he was appointed Project Flight Test Engineer for the new Lynx programme, in 1967, and flew in the first prototype, XW835, on its maiden flight on 21st March 1971.After periods as Helicopter Icing Trials Manager from 1977 and Deputy Chief Flight Test engineer from 1980, he was appointed Chief Flight Test Engineer in 1989. Since then he has continued to work, in the UK and overseas, as an engineering author, consultant, lecturer and aviation artist.