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Peter Barker

Peter Barker

Posted on 05.07.2022 by Fran Gillard

Peter graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering from The City University. His career in aviation commenced by being given employment in the Hawker Aircraft Ltd design office by Sir Sidney Camm.  Peter worked on P1127, Kestrel and Harrier systems design before moving to Dunsfold Aerodrome to work on Harrier weapons systems flight trials.

He retired from proper employment to form his own architectural design consultancy company which specialises in the relocation, conservation and conversion of ancient oak framed buildings - the hobby that grew - successfully enough to finance helicopter flying. Peter started flying helicopters in 1985, initially Enstrom and then successively, Gazelle, Bell 206 and Hughes 500.  He currently owns an Enstrom 280C which is based at home and regularly flies a Squirrel B3.

Peter flies extensively in Europe - as far south as the Greek Islands and East as far as Moscow, is an active member of the Helicopter Club of Great Britain.  He has competed historically and in the last two British Helicopter Championships and is an International Judge and a Liveryman of the Guild of Air Pilots & Air Navigators.

Peter enjoys none-flying activities including fly fishing, game shooting and scuba diving.

Peter Barker - CHIRP


July 2022

Peter Barker

Fran Gillard

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