Trust Me, I’m The (Trident) Pilot

Oct 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured articles, Other News

Trust Me I'm The PilotOne of the pilots who flew G-ARPO is Alan de Tourtoulon.

He’s been kind enough to supply us with details from his log books of the flights he actually flew our aircraft, and you can read these by checking out the Flight Log¬†from the menu at the top.

But Alan has another claim to fame. He’s recently released a book called Trust Me, I’m The Pilot.

This book charts his career as an airline pilot for a variety of airlines, but is especially of interest to Trident fans as he only narrowly missed being on board the aircraft which crashed at Staines in 1972. He spent the next 30 years searching for answers about this crash, which he discusses in his book.

It’s a great read.¬†Please buy a copy from this link.

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  1. The introduction/teaser for the book sounds intriguing, i wanna know what really happened that fateful day..and besides, we both flew for one of the airlines in the book,, I’ve got to have it!!!

  2. Dear Captain De Tourtoulon,

    I am a just retired airline captain and I have the following question on the Trident:
    talking with a friend, ex Bea captain on this type, he mentioned once that the crosswind limitations for ground roll in T.O. and LNDG were different due the off side position of the nose wheel but he couldn’t remember which was the limiting side.
    I wish to kindly ask the confirmation of this and which was the limiting crosswind component: I learned the the nose wheel was right offsided, so I guess the the most limited crosswind could have been from the left.
    Is that correct?
    Thank you very much for your kind attention.
    Merry christmas
    Urano Simboli

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