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Tarnished 13th Sep 2021 10:26

John Goddard BAe
 
Helping a friend to try and track down John Goddard

Any clues would be most welcome

Tarnished

barry lloyd 15th Sep 2021 13:20


Originally Posted by Tarnished (Post 11110459)
Helping a friend to try and track down John Goddard

Any clues would be most welcome

Tarnished

BAe Systems currently employs about 85,000 people. Can you be a little more specific?

BusterHot 16th Sep 2021 21:18

Er, this is the Professional Pilots RUmour NEtwork! I would hazard a guess itís not John Goddard that works in the machine shop, or drives forklifts or even puts Typhoons together. How about John Goddard that might be ÖÖ.. a pilot?! How many John Goddardís do you know in BAe?

Tarnished - If itís John Goddard, ex F4 driver that might have become a test pilot (first class operator if it is, but havenít heard anything about him in years since I left), try asking someone who might have a connection with 43 (F) Sqn when it was a Phantom outfit. They have a pretty close old boys network

Tarnished 30th Sep 2021 12:06

Thanks Buster, good steer. I was ignoring Mr Lloyd's comment

barry lloyd 30th Sep 2021 18:36


Originally Posted by BusterHot (Post 11112267)
Er, this is the Professional Pilots RUmour NEtwork! I would hazard a guess itís not John Goddard that works in the machine shop, or drives forklifts or even puts Typhoons together. How about John Goddard that might be ÖÖ.. a pilot?! How many John Goddardís do you know in BAe?

Tarnished - If itís John Goddard, ex F4 driver that might have become a test pilot (first class operator if it is, but havenít heard anything about him in years since I left), try asking someone who might have a connection with 43 (F) Sqn when it was a Phantom outfit. They have a pretty close old boys network

Typical of the sort of response you find on this site these days, and one of the reasons why I come on here infrequently. As a former BAe employee I was prepared to offer help, but despite having worked at four different sites, and with many of the pilots, the name was not familiar to me and the original question, to my eyes at least, seemed a little obscure,

A quick check of the various forums shows that despite the title of the site, Ground & Other Ops - and indeed Jet Blast exist, and it is not devoted solely to pilots. I am sure you can excuse me for reminding you of that. With due respect to you and Mr Goddard, I would respectfully suggest that amongst 85,000 people, there is a good chance of there being more than one John Goddard. Certainly on two of the sites I worked at, there were people with the same name who were not related. It's always good to look outside the cockpit...

Still, you've got your kicks from educating me about the forum I've been on for almost 17 years. Watch you don't fall when climbing down from your high horse.


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