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Capt Harry Clark

Old 7th Aug 2017, 08:52
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Capt Harry Clark

Sad to report that Harry died last Friday. During his career he flew for BEA, Laker, Kuwait, Emirates, Airbus and Airtours. He was also a keen member of the Yorkshire Gliding Club at Sutton Bank.

Harry was always great fun to fly with and he was a wonderful teacher. He was also good company in the pub.

I will pass on details of his funeral when I get them from the family.
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Old 7th Aug 2017, 20:34
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Very sorry to hear that. I remember him well. Harry did my initial line training in Laker on the DC-10. Our first trip was to LA via New York. While we were there he was due to accept a new aircraft from the Long Beach factory and asked me along to the flight test. A fascinating day!

After Laker's demise, IIRC, he was the captain on that Kuwait aircraft that got high jacked to Tehran where some American passengers were killed.

He was a true gentle man and certainly a wonderful teacher.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 15:49
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A sad loss, he was a great colleague to have. You couldn't help but learn from him. Farewell.
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Old 8th Aug 2017, 16:41
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Last saw him at a private dins in KWI. I don't think I could have stood up to those B......s as he did.
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Old 9th Aug 2017, 19:15
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I only managed to fly once with Harry, when he gave me my command check to JFK.
One of the good guys!
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 12:04
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Harry did my / our LST on the A340 when we got them at the wooly pulley mob. Very nice guy, he was working for Airbus at the time - RIP, Harry.

ps I just remembered we also flew 2 empty sectors with Harry - LHR - EDI - LHR.

Great instructor and lovely chap.
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Old 10th Aug 2017, 21:09
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Harry was a brilliant pilot and instructor. Flew with him many times, and during some of my line training too on the DC10 at AIH on 2001. I knew about the hi-jacking in Kuwait in 1984 and he talked about how he ran across the tarmac after being freed with a sainsburys shopping bag and he was hoping he would get free food for life from them for all the free publicity it would have generated!!!

A great guy taken from us... RIP Harry, thanks for making feel at ease during all my line training fights that we shared.
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Old 11th Aug 2017, 10:43
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Great guy very much respected by the troops on the shop floor.
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 00:22
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What a pleasure to fly with he was. I did some of my training with him and also some safety pilot stuff while other f/o's were trained. He had that ability to make you relax and learn. However my liver suffered and watching the sunrise over the pond was painful.
Hey Lou, Was the Green Derby part of your Line Check ?
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Old 14th Aug 2017, 15:45
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Harry's funeral:

22 August 2017 at 1540 BST at York Crematorium (YO23 2QD) and afterwards at York Pavilion Hotel, 45 Main Street, Fulford, YO10 4PJ.
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Old 15th Aug 2017, 00:48
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Was it Harry who, fed up with receiving ops manual amendments with pages of 'Deliberately Left Blank', would some times put an envelope into the ships papers, addressed to the Ops Manager, with a piece of paper inside that said, "Deliberately Left Empty", ?
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Old 16th Aug 2017, 17:04
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Ditto to all above. Harry did some of my Line Training on the Laker DC10s. He made it very stress free. Rest in peace.
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Old 4th Sep 2017, 12:11
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DITO- Flew many happy hours with Harry on the AIH DC10'S - Great teacher and fun to be with in the Bar- RIP Bloke you will be missed- Have a beer with Uncle Vic and Les Manley in Aviators Fiddlers Green.
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