Saro test pilot Peter Lamb remembered “an exceedingly pleasant aircraft to fly”

On take-off, as here at Farnborough, the Spectre rocket was lit, and it and the Viper jet engine were run up prior to brake release. AEROPLANE

In 1999 the late Peter Lamb recalled, “After the accident to XD151, I replaced John Booth as chief test pilot and took over the remaining SR53 prototype. I had been with the company as a test pilot since 1952, and, like John, I was highly appreciative of the aircraft’s performance.

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