Melvyn Hiscock Commentator
Melvyn HiscockMelv and Ian Thirsk
Dunsfold 2010 photos courtesy of ?


Commentary is not all about letting the audience know how clever you are, far from it. Commentary should only ever compliment what is happening, never seek to outshine it. The commentator has to find a path that can inform the casual visitor and not alienate the armchair expert.

Melvyn Hiscock has commentated at shows ranging from eight minute aerobatic displays at fetes and garden parties to some of the largest airshows in Europe and has a reputation as a knowledgeable commentator with an easy style.

He is also very comfortable working as part of a team and has worked alongsinde Brendan O'Brien at Dunsfold for the last seven years and has been part of the team that presents the Jersey International Air Display both live and as a four hour BBC radio show.

melvyn and brendan             Jersey  
Melvyn Hiscock and Brendan O'Brien. Photo: Andy Lambert  and Chris Stone (BBC) Melvyn Hiscock, Murray Norton (BBC) (Carol Goulden)

He is also a pilot and has a UK Display Authorisation and has an understanding of airshow safety and the importance of coordinating the commentator with the FCC and emergency services.

Show Organisers Information

Shows commentated:

Jersey International Air Display (also broadcast on BBC), Biggin Hill Air Fair, Flying Legends Duxford, Goodwood Revival Meeting, Wings and Wheels Dunsfold, Cleethorpes International Air Festival, Whitehaven Festival and others.

He is also available for non-aviation events and for aviation talks.