F/O Joseph 'Mutt' Summers

  1930, aged 26

 

 'Mutt' Summers, chief test pilot for Vickers and Supermarine. Flew the Spitfire prototype on its first flight.

Called 'Mutt' because he liked to pee on or near his aeroplane before taking off; is that too much detail?

Still has the most flying hours of any test pilot in the world.

d. 1954.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Summers

 

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