The Queen and her Captain

Few people on Earth know the Boeing 747 better than the pilots that flew it and perhaps none more so than retired British Airways training captain Paul Howard. Thomas Haynes caught up with him to find out more about his long career flying the Queen of the Skies

Howard flew the 747 for a total of 18 years and accumulated 11,500 hours on the type.

After soloing in 1966 at the age of 17, Paul Howard joined British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) as a London/ Heathrow-based co-pilot on the Vickers VC10 in 1970

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