Monday, September 05, 2011

Capt Donald Brian Cartlidge 1928-2010

Don Cartlidge was a graduate of 15 course. Empire Test Pilots' School.He then joined Sir Freddie Laker as his chief test pilot on the Carvair which Freddie had converted for cargo and passengers flying from Southend.He made the maiden flight of the first Aviation Traders ATL-98 Carvair, which took off from Southend Airport at 08.26 on the morning of June 21 1961.