In the next in their series of successful presentations, the Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, Hampshire welcome back Chris Taylor to give a no holds barred account of his very successful career as a Royal Navy Officer.

Chris joined the Royal Navy on a University Cadetship which required him to serve initially as a watchkeeping and navigation officer before he could sub-specialise as a Westland Wasp and subsequently, a Westland Lynx pilot.

The presentation ‘Naval Aviator’ on 20 Nov at the Museum tells not only of why Chris wanted to become a pilot and how he achieved this through the Royal Navy and Fleet Air Arm, but also tells of his numerous close calls as an aviator (and there are plenty of them), making for a light-hearted and but jaw-dropping evening told in Chris’s inimitable style.

Involved in four major collisions at sea; protecting the royal yacht from the threat of Libyan gunboats; being attacked with an acetylene blow torch and kidnapped by a French trawler are just some of the many life-threatening and stressful experiences Chris has faced in his career, yet he wouldn’t change it for the world.

The accidents, incidents, adventures and the challenges of trying to maintain a normal domestic life will be fully explained by Chris at this very special evening in the Hayward Hall at the Museum.  The evening is a must for anyone interested in Naval or Aviation history, but is also ideal for anyone who just loves tales of a good old adventure.

The presentation will be followed by a live Q&A where Chris will happily take questions on any aspect of his career including his work as a Test Pilot, his varied career in aviation and his ten years served at Boscombe Down.  Chris will also be signing copies of his three books – Test Pilot; Experimental Test Pilot and Naval Aviator following the talk.

Tickets to attend the event in the Museum on 20 November at 7pm are priced at £12, with online pay per view £8.  The presentation will also be recorded for catch up viewing after the event through the Museum website.



Chris Taylor

Chris has flown over 400 different types of aircraft, is a Fellow of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and is a licensed Category 1 Test Pilot and Flight Test Instructor for aeroplanes and helicopters.  A full biog is available on request.


Chris Taylor is available for interview, please contact to arrange