The D. P. Davies Interviews on Concorde and the V-bombers.
“The test pilots’ test pilot”, former CAA Chief Test Pilot D. P. Davies talks frankly about the civil aircraft that he put through his paces before being certified as safe in the UK.
In the last of four podcasted interviews the author of commercial pilots bible “Handling the big jets”, recalls the time he was asked to fly the Avro Vulcan, the Vickers Valiant and the Handley Page Victor V-bombers with a view on whether they could be converted to civil aircraft, before be describes the delight he felt when flying the “faultless” Concorde at twice the speed of sound.
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The interview was conducted by Rodney Giesler in 1992 and edited by Mike Stanberry FRAeS.