Wing Commander Ken Wallis, R.I.P

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Wing Commander Ken Wallis, R.I.P

Postby Alan Cantwell 1131 » September 4th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Win Commander Ken Waliss, of autogyro fame, has died, a good innings at 97, but what a talent we have lost, i saw him in display flying the bond autogyro Little Nellie, nice guy, and a sad loss, i just hope his talent is written down for the future, and i hope his collection of superb little machines gets good homes

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Re: Wing Commander Ken Wallis, R.I.P

Postby Pat Marsden » September 4th, 2013, 6:04 pm

Wing Cmdr Wallis was a lovely man and if you never heard one of this talks which covered his entire life then you really missed a treat. The BBC website has a very nice feature on him.....
He also had very strong ties with a local aviation museum of which he was president and I believe his entire collection will eventually end up there......
A very nice museum with free entry if your every on the Norfolk/Suffolk border.


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Re: Wing Commander Ken Wallis, R.I.P

Postby paul needham » September 15th, 2013, 9:03 pm

Truly a big loss to the aviation community, Wing Commander Ken Wallis was a true gentalman and on the few times that I met him he was always pleased to talk about auto gyros for what was probably the millionth time for him.
A day to celebrate the life of Wing Commander Ken Wallis is to be held at Old Buckenham Airfield on Sunday, September 29th. see the link below.... ... allis-mbe/

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