AUTY, Godfrey Lovell

Male 1921 - 2001  (80 years)


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  • Name AUTY, Godfrey Lovell 
    Born 11 Jul 1921  [1
    • Registered Sep Qtr 1921, Bradford Reg Dst ref 9b/284
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1951 
    Flight Test Staff of Bristol Aeroplane Company 
    Occupation Between 1960 and 1967 
    Chief Test Pilot of Bristol Aeroplane Company Limited 
    Died 26 Oct 2001 
    Person ID I5970  Auty One-Name Study
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2013 

    Father AUTY, Albert Maitland,   b. Abt Mar 1879, Bradford, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1949, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother WILLIAMS, Dorothy 
    Marriage Banns 28 May 1916  Heaton, St Barnabas, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Jun 1916  Heaton, St Barnabas, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Registered Jun Qtr 1916, Scarborough Reg Dst ref 9d/688

      Banns read at Heaton, St Barnabas 14,21 & 28 May May, he of this parish and she of Filey
    Family ID F3167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Pilot - Godfrey Auty
    Pilot - Godfrey Auty
    stencilled on the nose cone of the Bristol 188 at the RAF Museum Cosford
    Godfrey Auty
    Godfrey Auty
    Godfrey Auty was test pilot for the Bristol Aeroplane Company shown here boarding the supersonic T188 which he flew on its maiden flight
    Godfrey Auty
    Godfrey Auty
    Godfrey Auty was a test pilot for Bristol Aircraft, joining the test flight in 1951 and becoming chief test pilot
    Bristol 188 sign
    Bristol 188 sign
    Signage for the Bristol 188 at RAF Museum, Cosford
    Showing a Godfrey Auty's signature
    Bristol 188 (XF926) at the RAF Museum, Cosford
    Bristol 188 (XF926) at the RAF Museum, Cosford
    Built mainly of stainless steel, this aircraft was designed to investigate the effects of heat on aircraft structures at very high speeds.
    To protect the pilot against heat build-up a special cockpit refrigeration system was installed.
    Nicknamed "Flaming Pencil", only two Bristol 188s ever flew, a third being used for ground tests
    This aircraft (XF926) was flown for the first time by Bristol test pilot Godfrey Auty on 29 April 1963

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] FreeBMD Search, (http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/).