The Year of '50

The years aircraft: The Bristol Brabazon

John Wheater's Story   His Web Pages

A. John Barter's Story   A Gliding Flight

Ron Frost's Apprenticeship and Life Story inspired to be placed on record by a visit to FAST and meeting other Apprentices.  

The story of a Wind Tunnel... by Grahame Walter and friends

John Farley's Story - From Apprentice to Test Pilot

March 20 – The Royal Air Force sends Avro Lincoln bombers to Singapore for use against the Communist guerillas of Malaya in the Malayan Emergency.

July 29   A BEA Vickers Viscount makes the first turboprop-powered passenger flight on the route London(Northolt)-Paris(Le Bourget).

November 7 BOAC retires its last flying boat airliner from service.