By Alan Bristow, Patrick Malone
Alan Bristow, founding father of Bristow Helicopters, died on April 26, 2009, seven days after finishing his autobiography. He was once a very outstanding guy; his full-page obituary used to be released within the instances and The day-by-day Telegraph. As a service provider army officer cadet in the course of the conflict Bristow survived sinkings, performed an element within the evacuation of Rangoon and was once credited with capturing down Stukas in North Africa. He joined the Fleet Air Arm and educated as one of many first British helicopter pilots, he used to be the 1st guy to land a helicopter on a battleship and have become Westland's first helicopter try out pilot. Sacked for knocking out the revenues supervisor, he flew in France, Holland, Algeria, Senegal and in other places, narrowly escaping many helicopter crashes prior to successful the Croix de Guerre evacuating wounded French infantrymen in Indochina. For 4 years he flew for Aristotle Onassis's pirate whaling fleet in Antarctica ahead of becoming a member of Douglas Bader and supplying aid companies to grease drillers within the Persian Gulf. Out of that grew Bristow Helicopters Ltd, the most important helicopter corporation on the planet open air America.
Bristow's circle integrated the good helicopter pioneers equivalent to Igor Sikorsky and Stan Hiller, try pilots like Harold Penrose and invoice Waterton, Sheiks and Shahs and political leaders, company giants like Lord Cayzer and Freddie Laker – with whom he tossed a coin for £67,000 in 1969 – and the writer James Clavell, a lifelong good friend whose ebook 'Whirlwind' used to be a fictionalized account of Bristow's in a single day evacuation of his humans and helicopters from progressive Iran. Bristow represented nice Britain at 4 in hand carriage riding with the Duke of Edinburgh and triggered the 'Westland Affair' while he made a takeover bid which finally ended in the resignation of Michael Heseltine and Leon Brittain, and virtually to the downfall of Margaret Thatcher.
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