Saturday, December 15, 2007

John A Hanslip 1924-1963

John Aubrey Hanslip was a Development Test pilot for deHavilland.He had previously been with de Havilland at Leavesden and trained as a pilot with the R.N.V.R. He served with the F.A.A. from 1942 to 1945, flying with 896 Sqn FAA. Before returning to Hatfield he was at their Chester (1948 - 53) and Christchurch (1953-58) factories.
Was killed in the crash of King Saud's Comet 4c on 20th March 1964 whilst flying between Geneva and Nice.