Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Hugh M.Kendall MBE 19xx-1999

Hugh McLennan Kendall flew with the Fleet Air Arm during WW2, and was involved in air-racing prior to and after the war. He was the Chief Test Pilot for Handley Page (Reading), and as such flight tested many types. He flew the maiden flight of the mamba powered H.P Marathon 2.
He was the designer and test pilot for the Somers-Kendall SK-1, Britain's first ever light jet. The maiden flight was made by Hugh Kendall on 8th October 1955.
After he ended his test flying career, he joined Shell-Mex and B.P Ltd as technical liasion with the aircraft industry and airlines.