Michael Joy

Michael Joy

Michael Joy was an NHS Cardiologist, and for 38 years, cardiologist to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).He was travelling professor to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and visiting professor in clinical cardiology at Surrey University. In 2011 – 2012 he was High Sheriff of Surrey. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Brooklands Museum, Weybridge, Surrey.

He served on the Medical Advisory Panel to the Civil Aviation Authority for 35 years. For 10 years he contributed to the Secretary of State’s Honorary Advisory Committee on Cardiovascular Fitness to Drive. He also served on the Royal Automobile Club Motor Sports Association Medical Advisory Committee and co-drafted the European and United Kingdom flying and driving licence standards in cardiology. He is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an academician of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine and a liveryman of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots, having served on the Court thereof. He is a Yeoman of the Society of Apothecaries.

He has over 100 publications with research into the neuro-humoral control of the circulation, mechanisms of angina, heart failure and cardiological issues in aviation safety. He is the author of a number of chapters in cardiological textbooks and wrote the International (ICAO) and European Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) guidance chapters on cardiology in aviation. He has advised national and international and Airlines as well as governmental regulatory agencies on policy development.

He is a pilot with 1,000 in command, with twin, and instrument ratings. Both his sons are pilots. He was appointed OBE in the 2000 New Year Honours’ List for Services to the Aviation Industry and received the Buchanan Barbour award of the Royal Aeronautical Society in 1987 for his contribution to aviation safety.

The tail section of the HS Trident 1 which crashed in a deep stall, at Staines.