Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wg Cdr Noel John Capper AFC OBE 1908-1985

Noel Capper, when he was piloting the Twin Pioneer on the 1957 South American sales tour

Wing Commander N.J. Capper had a long career in aviation. He first flew solo in 1929 with the RAF and served with the service until 1934. He flew as an airline pilot with Hillman's and Imperial Airways before joining Scottish Aviation,returning to them after 5 years war service as a CFI at various EFTS's. He became Flight Manager and Chief Test Pilot os Scottish Aviation and in 1947, he flew the maiden flight of the Scottish Aviation Pioneer Mk1. This was the first wholly designed and built aircraft in Scotland to be accepted into RAF service.