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Famous Test Pilots

September, 2006

In addition to Neville Duke, Museum Honorary President, the gathering included Peter Twiss, the man who took the world airspeed record past the 1000 mph mark when, in 1956 he achieved 1132 mph flying the FD2. Duncan Simpson, who took over from Neville Duke as Hawker Chief Test Pilot and who was responsible for test flying on the Hunter, most version of the ‘jump jet’ from the Hawker 1127 through the Kestrel to the Harrier and the Hawk was also present as was David Lockspeiser, another distinguished Hawker Test Pilot.

A unique print of the Meteor Record flight was on sale for £1.00 at the Museum and purchase of this print entitled the buyer to the signatures of both Neville Duke and Peter Twiss. A bargain by any standard!

Talks by Tangmere

The Museum is pleased to be able to offer speakers to interested groups or societies on a range of subjects connected with the history of operations at RAF Tangmere and other military aviation subjects.

The presentations are usually given as an audio/visual presentation using the Museum's equipment. Our presentations can be tailored to suit audiences ranging from specialist societies to community based groups and range in length from 40 to 90 minutes depending on the subject matter.

Further details of the full range of presentations and the availability of speakers can be obtained by calling the museum on 01243 790090, by emailing your interest to director@tangmere-museum.org.uk or by letter marked for the attention of the Director.

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