In the post WW2 era the Farnborough Airshow was a fabulous and exciting window into the amazing world of advanced jet fighters and in 1952 test pilot John Derry was flying one of the most advanced prototypes there.  This is his story.


Test Pilot John Derry.


The Sea Vixen with it’s unusual offset pilot’s canopy.


The aftermath of the DH110 crash.

Images through Creative Commons licence with thanks to the National Library of Austria, the United States Navy, The Crown (Gov UK) and Kaboldy.