12th Oct 2011, 16:15
Sad to report that Phil died on 4th October. He joined BOAC/BA in 1969 and flew B747s, B757s and B744s. Always one of life's gentlemen, he was a pleasure to be with, and to fly with.
The funeral is at 14.30 on Thursday 13th October at;
St Michaels Church
13th Oct 2011, 07:40
First met Phil when we were both being checked in the 744 sim in about 1995 after he had been on an extended break from work. A good operator and a pleasure to fly with.
Last saw him in the Blue Boar 2-4 years ago and was shocked by his appearance. Hope his last few years have not been too miserable.
13th Oct 2011, 11:18
Sad news indeed.
Knew Phil from the Aldbourne as I was growing up in the village and later a customer of the Blue Boar.
Condolances to the family.
What a shame. Had some great times with Phil down route!
RIP old chum!
15th Oct 2011, 07:15
Had some great trips with Phil. A sad loss. RIP mate.
How's it going Newt?... Carrot
Was he a one-time JP QFI in the late 60's at Cranwell?
17th Oct 2011, 07:45
Was he a one-time JP QFI in the late 60's at Cranwell?BOAC,
No, Phil was Hamble trained late 60s, then straight into BOAC. Retired as a Training Capt on 744s.
17th Oct 2011, 17:47
I went to school with Phil, went to Hamble on the same course, joined BOAC on the same day, shared a house together and even spent last Christmas in Oz with him.
He battled against a disease that could have easily affected many of us, we were lucky, he was not. He certainly gave life the best shot and by all accounts was one of the best pilots of his era. (he held the record at Hamble for flying a Chipmunk backwards!). I have no doubt whatsover that he will be in the Blue Boar in the sky right now with a large white wine chuckling down at us. Best of luck mate.
Hey Carrot. OK Here but saddened by the news!
19th Oct 2011, 09:25
Far too young for the Big Hangar membership!
Very sorry to hear the news on one of BOAC's best boys. My condolences to all family members and the long list of friends who have lost a solid chum.