Geoffrey Raoul de Havilland Jr., OBE (18 February 1910 – 27 September 1946) was a British test pilot. He was the son of Geoffrey de Havilland, the English aviation pioneer and aircraft designer.
Captain Sir Geoffrey de Havilland, OM, CBE, AFC, RDI, FRAeS (27 July 1882 – 21 May 1965) was an English aviation pioneer and aerospace engineer. The aircraft company he founded produced the Mosquito, which has been considered the most versatile warplane ever built, and his Comet was the first jet airliner to go into production.
Geoffrey de Havilland (27 de julio de 1882 – 21 de mayo de 1965) fue un pionero de la aviación e ingeniero aeronáutico británico. Su Mosquito fue considerado en su época como el aeroplano de guerra más versátil jamás construido.
20 de sept. de 2021 · 75 years ago this week, Geoffrey de Havilland Jr, daring test pilot and a key player in a defining era for British aviation, tragically lost his life. This is his story.
23 de jul. de 2023 · Geoffrey de Havilland, English aircraft designer, manufacturer, and pioneer in long-distance jet flying. His company produced the twin-engined Mosquito, a high-speed, all-purpose aircraft of plywood construction, and was one of the first to make jet-propelled aircraft, including the Vampire and Venom jet fighters.
Geoffrey de Havilland was born on 27th July 1882, the second son of Charles de Havilland, the village curate at Holy Trinity Church in Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire. Geoffrey enrolled at the Crystal Palace School of Engineering, Sydenham in 1900 where he designed a motorcycle powered by a 1.5 h.p. engine he built himself.