Vulcan Test Pilot. Tony Blackman OBE. MA. FRAeS book signing.
Tony Blackman went to Trinity College Cambridge where he obtained an honours degree in physics. He learnt to fly in the RAF, and then trained as a test pilot. He became an expert in aviation sparks. He was then head hunted by Smiths Industries as a technical operations director working on the development of the large electronic displays of today, also in flight management displays. Moving on, Tony joined the UK Civil Aviation Authority. He is a member of the American Society of Experimental Test Pilots, a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and a liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators, all this before tea time! When I met Tony before he told me that whilst flying the Vulcan his wife Margaret would accompany him in the right hand seat.......and Margaret would be doing her Knitting!!! beats looking into a sick bag I suppose. An alround airman who believes in the hands on approach. I hope this may be of interest to some of you, all the best flyer1.