On 17 November 2016, the world lost a ‘world renowned aviation safety pioneer’, and I lost a great friend and mentor: Colin Torkington. Here is Martin Aubury’s obituary for Colin, as it appeared in The Canberra Times:
Colin interviewed me for the job I started with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) way back in 1984. We often worked together, including when we alerted Boeing, just weeks before the Aloha Airlines accident, of the need to warn airlines to inspect the fuselages of their 737s for fatigue cracks that could link up and cause structural failure, as happened.
Colin, I will miss you. May you rest in peace.