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Tony Blackman Test Pilot
My extraordinary life in flight
Author: Tony Blackman
Well known friend of Vulcan to the Sky Trust, Tony Blackman OBE, MA, FRAes was the pilot who delivered XH558 to RAF Waddington on 1 July 1960, when Vulcan XH558 became first Vulcan B.Mk2 to commence RAF service.
Tony was educated at Oundle School and Trinity College Cambridge, where he obtained an honours degree in Physics. There followed a captivating flying career – both military and civil. Here he gives great insight into the world of the aerospace industry and the life of a test pilot. He tested all three V-bombers – Vulcan, Victor and Valiant – plus many other types including the Nimrod and Avro 748, and flew with the legendary Howard Hughes. A truly fascinating life, captured within thee pages.