Ian Kennedy : Senior Flight Engineer
Sadly we have heard that Ian passed on 31st January 2022. Our sincere condolences go out to his family, friends and former colleagues.

Ian was a Flight Engineer and was well known and well liked. By all accounts Ian was at a whisky tasting when called.

On the right a photo of Ian at the 2018 Flight Deck and Cabin Crew Reunion, Ian is with Jeanie Foster and Mo Abel. Photo by Phil Benson
Service details

The service for Ian will be at 3 pm at the Surrey & Sussex Crematorium on Thursday 24th February 2022.     map here

A gathering afterwards: To Be Advised - please check back for updates

If you would like to attend the service please can you contact his daughter, Jill Kennedy, 07894 838022
Ian Remembered

From Phil Benson
Ian was a really fun guy to fly with. He always came to the annual Flight Deck reunions (since 2015 called Flight Deck and Cabin Crew reunions) and didn’t appear to have changed much from how he was 40 years ago. He still had the same fabulous sense of humour. He really will be missed.

From Ian Corby
It was a real shock when Mike Jeffs rang me. The flight and cabin crew were a 'tight community' in BCAL even after the take over by BA. Like others I've known Ian for many years, always fun to fly with, always made an effort to attend the reunions. The standing joke was his white hair, I always thought he had a "wig".

From Jean Carlyle-Lyon: Ian was absolutely loved by all. What a lovely happy person he was. I did so many trips with him.

From Brian Clarke: Oh how sad. Loved flying with him. RIP Ian. Condolences to his family and friends.

From Fee Flee: So very sorry to see this Fly Free Ian

From Vanessa de Bruin: Oh that’s very sad. Lovely man.

From Tony Cutting
If Ian was at the whisky tasting, what a way to go. If it's true Ian couldn't wish for a better way to cross the rainbow bridge. RIP old chum

From Lisa Baker: Oh no! He was so lovely!

From Pat Gough: RIP Ian.

From Tehseen Haque: RIP Ian

From Ruth Spence: RIP Ian

From Kim Widdup: He was loved by all, such very sad news. RIP Ian

From Barry Lloyd
Lovely guy, RIP, last saw him in Newtown Creek when he came on board our yacht for lunch. We had a great day, he drove past in a RIB and saw my wife on board who was a BCal hostie he knew, he certainly lived up to his nickname linked to his hair and had a wonderful afternoon.

From Elizabeth Figueiredo: R.I.P

From Lynette Hool: Very sad news he was a great fun person. RIP

From Dave Phillips: Very sorry to hear this. Ian was always fun at both work and play. R.I.P.

From Aurelia Shepherd: RIP Ian always a fun trip with Ian, he always had a smile x

From Linda Culver: Sad news indeed.

From Robert Patterson: Great fun to fly and socialise with. RIP Ian.

From William Gardner-Hunter: RIP

From Claire & Ivan Vickers
Ivan and I are so sad to hear this news. Ian was such a lovely guy always great fun to fly with. He will be greatly missed. Sincere condolences to Sue, Ross and Jill and all who knew him. RIP

From Clive Willsdon
Sad to hear of Ian's passing...what a way to go, at a whiskey tasting!! Many memories [and hangovers] from B707 and DC10 days, surprised my hair isn't white!! RIP Ian, from Capt Clive Willsdon.

From Bill Newman
Such sad news. Ian was always a pleasure to work with and such good company off the plane. I also enjoyed simulator training with him after retirement. A very popular crew member who always had a smile. My condolences to his family and many friends.

From Jim Stott
Very sad news to hear about a fellow Flight Engineer. He was a great chap, always smiling. Had a few beers with him over the years to say the least. My condolences to his family. RIP Ian.

From Jan Simmons (Anderson)
So sad to hear of Ian’s death.   Andy (Anderson) and I had some hilarious times with him. He was so funny and full of life. I was looking at old photos of him recently, remembering such happy fun times. My thoughts and prayers are with his family…….may he Rest In Peace…… and laughter.

From Caroline Shiels: Heartbreaking news that Ian has passed away. Always great fun to fly with him never a dull moment. RIP

If you would like to leave a message in remembrance please drop me a line anytime at  BCalatribute@outlook.com

Condolences have also been extended by:

Dave Thaxter, Jim Will, Freddie Gorman, Angela Snell, John J Mallan, Alan Reeves, Linda Culver, Mike Phillips, Liz Rogers, Robin Frazier, Malcolm McCluskey, Laurie Evans, Jean Bagnell, Hazel Austin, Austin Wynn-Hayes, Jim Williams, Dave Phillips, Jo Sturdy, Jan Brincat, Dave Surry, Debbie Dean, Jenny Thomas, Dudley Rice, Biddi Geoghegan, Sandra Currie, Richard Blackwell, Christine Jegu, Julie Blackwell, Trevor Tommy Gunn, Valerie Edwards, Frances Taylor, Tricia Riley, Graham Waters, Riaz Butt, Maureen Miller, Pat Cresswell, Mel Sanders, Gary Keast, Kris Massie, Diane Smith, Sue Jackson-Page, Kathryn Durey, Julie Day, Jo Hewitt, Martin Haines, Julie Hourigan, Lindsay Smith,

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