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Ken Emmott ("the last Sunderland pilot") RIP

Old 14th Sep 2014, 23:29
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Ken Emmott ("pilot of the 'last' Sunderland") RIP

Very sad news received today that Ken Emmott has died and that the funeral has already taken place.
Ken is probably best remembered in recent times as the pilot of Sunderland G-BJHS (ML814) when it was flown from the UK to Kermit Weeks' museum in Florida.

However his aviation credentials warrant greater comment, and a full obituary will appear here shortly

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Old 15th Sep 2014, 19:19
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Ahem!......

.....I don't think that he was the "last Sunderland pilot" - there's another one living about 5 miles from me. Admittedly a bit frail but still comes out for a beer with the old boys from time to time.

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Old 15th Sep 2014, 19:45
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Maybe he was "pilot of the last Sunderland...................."
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Old 15th Sep 2014, 20:07
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Wander00 You are correct; I have amended the title to avoid further confusion....!
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Just a [email protected]@dy pedant, as my youngest son says when I question his syntax!
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 02:17
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Did a full obituary for Ken Emmott appear? Can't find it.....
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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:13
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Missed this when first posted. Well remember the Sunderland's appearances at West Malling and Biggin Hill, I think under Ken Emmott's Captaincy... Marvellous sight.


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Old 23rd Mar 2016, 09:41
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Sad for the Sunderlands, and very sad for Ken.


There is one in Hendon which the public are (or were) allowed to wander through.
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Old 6th Apr 2016, 18:15
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I did not write an obituary for Ken. Having agreed to meet his widow to look at Ken's logbooks I was informed that some members of his family were unhappy with my doing so.
Rather than aggravate the situation I decided to let the matter rest. Maybe, one day, his exploits will be recorded for posterity.
I certainly hope so, as Ken had a full and fascinating career in aviation.
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Old 27th Nov 2019, 03:19
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He always said he was the last “Flying” Sunderland Pilot

The only one who had flown the Sunderlands and had still kept his pilot licence current. I don’t know why our family said no to viewing the log books ... that’s a bit sad ..
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