Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Neil Williams 1934-1977

Neil Williams was a former Empire Test Pilot School graduate, military and civil test pilot(Handley Page) and 11 times British aerobatic champion, as well as European Champion and Captain of the British Aerobatic team from 1966 to 1977. In 1970 he performed an incredible feat of airmanship when he successfully crash landed a Zlin after a wing folded during aerobatic practice. He was killed when the Spanish built Heinkel he was ferrying to the UK crashed in bad weather into a hillside.