Spitfire - A Test Pilot's Story book.
Spitfire - A Test Pilot's Story book. A superb read for anyone interested in the development of the Spitfire, as Quill delivers the right level of technical detail, not too vague and not too nerdy, to give added depth to what could otherwise be quite routine and repetitive.
An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time . It's not surprising that Geoffrey Quill would become a superb test pilot
An exceptional test pilot, Jeffrey Quill took charge of some of the most important military aircraft of his time an. It's not surprising that Geoffrey Quill would become a superb test pilot. As a a precocious Royal Air Force junior officer he'd taken any number of chances, especially flying in frequently-awful conditions to obtain weather data. On leaving the RAF, he went to Vickers' Supermarine division--and became intensely involved with developing the Spitfire prototype into a front-line fighter.
item 1 Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story by Quill, Jeffrey Paperback Book The Cheap Fast -Spitfire: A Test Pilot's Story by Quill, Jeffrey Paperback Book The Cheap Fast. item 2 Spitfire: a test pilot's story by Jeffrey Quill (Paperback) Fast and FREE P & P -Spitfire: a test pilot's story by Jeffrey Quill (Paperback) Fast and FREE P & P. £. 4. Starting with the Royal Air Force in the 1930s, as the prospect of a war became more likely, Jeffrey Quill became a test pilot at Vickers and Supermarine and was in charge of the Spitfire in its experimental stage. This book describes the aircraft's history and the author's combat experiences.
Jeffrey Quill, Supermarine chief test pilot, standing in front of the Attacker .
Jeffrey Quill, Supermarine chief test pilot, standing in front of the Attacker prototype. Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, QBE AFC FRAeS was born on the 1 February 1913 and–Born 1/2/1913 in Littlehampton, Sussex, as the youngest of five children. He was educated at Lancing College, which overlooks Shoreham Airport. Although Quill took his test pilot duties at Vickers very seriously, he found the work at Supermarine infinitely more inspiring. Jeffrey Quill’s long association with the Spitfire began when, aged 23, he made his first flight in the prototype K5054 on 26 March 1936 – Mutt Summers having made the maiden flight three weeks earlier.
Jeffrey Kindersley Quill, OBE, AFC, FRAeS (1 February 1913 – 20 February 1996) was a British test pilot who served on secondment with the Royal Air Force and Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He was also the second man to fl. . He was also the second man to fly the Supermarine Spitfire after Vickers Aviation's chief test pilot, Joseph "Mutt" Summers. After succeeding Summers as Vickers' chief test pilot, Quill test-flew every mark of Spitfire.
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In his book Spitfire - A test Pilots Story, Jeffrey Quill, the principle development pilot for the Spitfire at.
In his book Spitfire - A test Pilots Story, Jeffrey Quill, the principle development pilot for the Spitfire at Vickers Supermarine, admits that in the main, the improvements made to the Spitfire across World war Two and beyond came about due to improvements made by Rolls-Royce to the Merlin and the Griffon engines that increased their power, affecting speed, rate of climb an. Hucknall flight tested a Manchester Mk I L7295 from its arrival in December 1940 until its sad loss in May 1941 when it crashed attempting an emergency landing at RAF Tern Hill with an engine on fire. Sadly the pilot, Reg Kirlew, lost his life in the crash, the first Rolls-Royce pilot to do so.