Wednesday, December 19, 2007

John G 'Johnnie' Towle 1927-2011

Flew with Airwork and Test Pilot with Glosters,Bristol Siddeley and Rolls Royce. Whilst at Glosters he was one of the Javelin production Test Pilot team,also ferrying meteors to overseas air forces. John Towle flew the maiden flight of the Afterburning Armstrong Siddeley Saphhire engined Gloster Javelin F.A.W.8 in 1958. He was part of the crew that flew the HS125 around 16 European countries in 1964 in a time of 19hrs 32mins.