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Richard (Dick) Trueman RIP - ex RAF Test Pilot

Old 18th May 2020, 15:26
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Red face Richard (Dick) Trueman RIP - ex RAF Test Pilot

I am sad to report the passing of Richard (Dick) Trueman ex RAF and Leonardo Test Pilot over the weekend.

Having previously served in the RAF as a Puma pilot Dick went through ETPS in 1997 and following a stint on ETPS as an instructor went on to work with Airbus UK (the MacApline), Leonardo and finally Kopter where he created an embryonic flight test department out of thin air.

He was a Director at Callen-Lenz UK where his skills in systems engineering saw him add much to the UK UAS skills base.

He will be sadly missed
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Old 18th May 2020, 16:20
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RIP Dicky. Great sense of humour and always too intelligent for SH.
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A true gent and character. I remember him plying me with beer in an attempt to get me to apply to ETPS - it didn’t work though (a man’s gotta know his limitations!}. Last time we chatted was on the Kopter stand at HAI a couple of years back - he’ll be much missed.
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sadly missed in the uk

I knew and worked with Dick on many occasions, had too many beers with on off site trials and shared many evenings in the bar with him here and abroad, evenings in LA, Las Vegas and Italy did my liver no good. We understand it was a short period from a diagnosis of cancer until he undertook his final flight. A one if a kind I will greatly miss him and look back fondly on our times together and our discussions of sci fi and BSG in partucular. Its a shame that his pet project, VH 71, came to nought but I suspect he was very proud of the work he did on that project. Many sad faces here in the southwest of the UK, a true friend who I will always remember with a smile

RIP 'tricky dicky' it was always entertaining

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