Anthony Fames Fairbrother

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Anthony James Fairbrother was born in Coventry, England back in 1926. He was educated at Bablake School and at the Melton Mowbray Grammar School. He continued his education at the e Havilland Aeronautical Technical School. After graduation, he worked in the design and aerodynamics depart for de Havilland.

In 1948, he joined the company’s new flight test department.   He rose through the ranks to head the de Havilland flight development team based in Hatfield, Hertfordshire for the next 30 years before retiring. He died in 2004, he was 78.

What you may not know about Anthony (Tony) is that he was the first flight-test engineer on the maiden flight of the de Havilland DH. 106 Comet 1, the world’s first jet airliner, in 1949.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, James...  I had no idea about this man or that the first jet liner's birthday is 1949. As someone who has travelled on many a jet and continues to do so, that is something I'm grateful for this Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 28, 2019 02:42 AM #1
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Interesting bio of Anthony James Fairbrother, have yourself a warm safe Happy Thanksgiving day.

Nov 28, 2019 02:44 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..... enjoy and be safe if you're traveling...

Nov 28, 2019 02:58 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - interesting to read and learn of things that we think of as standard procedure weren't as common as we may thought or for as long.  I hope you have a great day.  It's sure to include a smile because that's just the kind of person we have come to know.  

Nov 28, 2019 04:05 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - I am so glad we have jet travel today.  Where would we be without it.

Nov 28, 2019 04:19 AM #5
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Anthony did indeed open the door to more efficient travel. Enjoy your day!

Nov 28, 2019 04:25 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And probably they had more leg room!

Happy Thanksgiving

Nov 28, 2019 04:34 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Wow first flight in a jet, that was a fun ride. Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoy your day. Talking about first flights!


Nov 28, 2019 04:57 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He sounds like an interesting man, but I am more interested in you having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 28, 2019 05:47 AM #9
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Quite the aviation contribution ! 

Enjoy your family Celebration with our very best wishes !

Nov 28, 2019 06:27 AM #10
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Of course, there had to be a first in jet liners!  Thank you for the heads up.  Wishing you a delightful celebration.  A

Nov 28, 2019 06:52 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Thanks for the letting me know where it all started. Hope all is well with you.

Nov 28, 2019 11:55 AM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray 

I will bet that was an exciting time.  However, today is also an exciting time. It is turkey time and I hope you enjoy today.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 28, 2019 02:06 PM #13
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I wonder if they served peanuts on his first flight James Dray 

Nov 29, 2019 07:08 AM #14
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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That was a brave feat, to be the flight-test engineer on the first jetliner!

Nov 30, 2019 05:45 PM #15
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