27th Mar 2012, 16:24
Just heard the sad news that Captain Ted Nance, formerly "The Boss" at Jersey European in the days of the 146, has passed away in Jersey at the age of 76. The word "legend" is often used on these pages, Ted really was A Legend with a capital L, a gentleman, one of the best trainers I've ever seen, an all round good guy and a pleasure to fly with and work for. RIP.
27th Mar 2012, 17:42
Not just on the 146 either for I remember flying with him on the F27 simulator at Maastricht. My despair at my performance on an aircraft on which I already had some thousand or so hours was brushed off by him as 'something which will come back' - which it did, up to a point of course-but only because he was kind enough to reassure me at some length that it would. I've never forgotten that.
27th Mar 2012, 18:28
First met Ted when we were both on the same ATPL course at OATS in the seventies and although we never worked for the same company I met him frequently at the F27 sim in Maastricht and the 146 sim at Hatfield. Always thought he was a true gentleman.
27th Mar 2012, 19:56
A true Gent, he did my first commercial IR renewal on a shed to Le Touquet in 89 and flew with him up till the demise of Air Europe- always a pleasure to fly with.
29th Mar 2012, 00:32
Is this the Ted Nance who was the boss of 11 sqn Lightnings in 1973 or so?
12th Apr 2012, 22:44
Sad news,had some good trips with Ted from guernsey airlines days.
Condolences to the family.
Rip Ted,tail winds and blue skies.
17th Apr 2012, 09:27
Sad news. Only knew Ted for a few short years in JEA. We worked together setting up the 146 operation. A great Chief Pilot and a pleasure to work with. Spent many happy evenings with Ted in the Salston Manor tasting the house red. A real gentleman. RIP Ted.
18th Apr 2012, 08:50
Memorial Service to be held, St Clement Danes, London 12noon Wed 30th May.
3rd May 2012, 16:27
Just seen this sad news. I first met Ted when he came to LGW to talk with the Handling Agents to see who would win the prize to handle Guernsey Airlines.
Myself and another from our small Commuter Section were detailed to show him around and we were both struck by his enthusiasm and respect for others.
Happily we won the contract and spent many years looking after Ted and his colleagues in the Shorts 330/360 and VC8's
RIP Ted and hope the flying club up there is looking after you