Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Geoffrey Haig Pike 1916-1981

Geoffrey Haig Pike was apprenticed to deHavillands in 1934 and became an experimental test pilot in 1939. He joined the RAF Reserve in 1936 and the Volunteer Reserve in 1938. He was a test pilot with D.H. Engine Company from 1940-1942 and a test pilot with D.H Aircraft from 1942 until 1960. He transferred to the Hatfield divison in 1953.

He made the maiden flights of the D.H. Dove and D.H Heron.