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  • Newforest
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Apr 2005
    • 8863

    Roger Whittaker the pilot.

    Roger's 75th birthday three days ago, still looking and sounding good. On his celebration TV programmme, there was a quick flash of his Queen Air (?) in Kenya which I presume he was flying. Anyone know more about his flying career?
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  • Ewan Hoozarmy
    Not a spotter!
    • Jan 2004
    • 604

    #2
    He used to have a Rockwell Commander in the 70s, based at Stansted.

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    • mike currill
      Big pistons rule
      • Jul 2003
      • 8791

      #3
      I never even knew he was a pilot.
      The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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      • Kenneth
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        • Jan 2000
        • 969

        #4
        Didn't he have a Citation as well at some point, and fly from (and live in the vicinity of) Audley End as well (not with the Citation though..)?
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        • Sky High
          Always Hopeful
          • Oct 2009
          • 5003

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          • maxalpha
            Rank 2 Registered User
            • Jan 2006
            • 11

            #6
            Hi Peeps

            if i remember he also had a kingair G-SONG and a Rockwell 114 G-NATT the Rockwell may have been his wife's

            Regards Chris

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            • Newforest
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Apr 2005
              • 8863

              #7
              Think you have hit the nail on the head as regards the aircraft, G-SONG was owned by a record company and the plane was returned to the US eventually. As for G-NATT, his wifes name is Natalie so that would be a big clue, not sure whether she flew or not.
              http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.83 times!

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              • adrian_gray
                Which idiot let HIM in?
                • Jan 2000
                • 2936

                #8
                Originally posted by Kenneth View Post
                Didn't he have a Citation as well at some point, and fly from (and live in the vicinity of) Audley End as well (not with the Citation though..)?

                At one point he owned the (then) Red Lion Inn in Stambourne, Essex, which is 15 miles or so from AA. I guess late 1970s, early 1980s - certainly I was but an anklebiter then.

                Adrian
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                • challenger300
                  Registered User
                  • Mar 2011
                  • 1

                  #9
                  Roger Whittaker

                  Originally posted by Newforest View Post
                  Roger's 75th birthday three days ago, still looking and sounding good. On his celebration TV programme, there was a quick flash of his Queen Air (?) in Kenya which I presume he was flying. Anyone know more about his flying career?
                  I can answer this one - I worked for Roger Whittaker for many years flying his King Air 200 Reg: G-SONG - He never did own a Queen Air it was in fact a King Air. I did all the air to air photography in the King Air over the Kenyan Countryside for the film we made to support his African album. Much of the film and air to air filming was also used as a backing to his live shows during that and subsequent years.
                  Roger was a qualified private pilot with a twin rating but always flew with a safety pilot. I was that person for a few years touring Canada and the USA. It was hard work sometimes when the weather became challenging! I did all the positioning across the Atlantic except for once - Roger said never again!

                  I will be happy to elaborate in private!

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                  • Newforest
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Apr 2005
                    • 8863

                    #10
                    That would seem to be the definitive answer, thanks!

                    Presumably your monica would indicate a promotion in the aerial conveyance business. Only one more question, did Natalie ever fly as a pilot?
                    Last edited by Newforest; 18th September 2013, 13:28.
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                    • VeeOne
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Apr 2011
                      • 390

                      #11
                      I saw Roger W at White Waltham back in the early 1980s. He had flown in using his wife's single engine aircraft (so we thought at the time). He parked next to the PA-28 I was trying to get started by bashing the hell out of an old and very stuck starter solinoid with my shoe, on a very old and stuck Cherokee 140. He gave me a very strange look. I guess it did look strange but what can a pilot do when faced with a stuck solinoid? RW's aeroplane didn't look like it had ever suffered a stuck starter solinoid in its short and gleaming life.

                      Sarah

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