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"Last month I had the pleasure of cruising on Cunard's 'Queen Victoria' on which you were the Guest Speaker. I found your series of talks to be one of the highlights of the voyage."

Peter Hefler, USAF (Retired)

"His talks were fascinating and he has a great sense of humour. Don't lose him. He is a jewel of a speaker!"

Letter from passenger to CEO, Carnival Cruise Lines.

"I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly than David. His years as a 747 Captain have provided him with rich pickings for his work as an after dinner speaker. He will royally entertain any audience, soaring above the offerings of most speakers, cruising at an altitude of hilarity that’s rare, and landing his punch lines with 20:20 accuracy. Book him!"

Nici Marx, Broadcaster, Journalist, News Anchor

"So informative and funny, thank you"

Isamu Kiyoshi, Japanese passenger, Queen Victoria

"If Captain Henderson wasn't rivetting his audience to their seats, he was laughing them out of them - into the aisles!"

British travel critic & Cunard passenger


German passenger, Queen Victoria

"Although we were on vacation we actually set our state room alarm to make sure we didn't miss David Henderson's early morning series of brilliant aviation talks. Perhaps they could have been scheduled for a later time slot, so that we could have come home looking like we'd actually been on holiday?

American Cunard passenger.

"Facts, stories, anecdotes, jokes, video clips and hilarious impersonations: Capt. David Henderson's (aka Capt. Nigel Camberley-Golfcourse or Captain Nobby Slackbladder) serious, yet mildly non-politically correct, humorous, tongue-in-cheek look at the aviation industry delivers something for everyone in his audience, from the most avid planespotters, such as Reggie S. Potter, and armchair crash investigator to the ladies. Fasten your seatbelts and prepare for takeoff!"

Miss E. Fallon, Sky News

"I have a complaint to make about Captain Henderson's talks: I couldn't get a seat in the 500-seat theatre."

Charles Strahan, Travel Writer.

Dear David, Thank you for your excellent series of talks which you gave on the recent cruise on board P&O 'Arcadia'. After the immigration hassle we suffered in Los Angeles, your talks came as a most welcome diversion. Entertaining, great sense of humour, informative and impeccably delivered. One of the best speakers on any ship I have been on. Best wishes Alistair

"We have just received the ratings back from the ship and you scored over 90% from your guest ratings and would love you to return to the ship again. Many thanks for all your efforts on board, everyone was delighted to have you on the ship."

Anna Goddard, Cunard Head of Entertainment.

David, Thank you so much for the delightful talk to the Club last week. The members thoroughly enjoyed being a part of your world and the feedback has been excellent. I hope we can ask you to return to us in 2012.

Jonathan Askham, Chairman. Arnos Ltd.

"We were delighted that you were sailing with us this voyage. We have received some great feedback and would like to thank you for a great job. We hope to see you again in the not too distant future"

Cruise Director, Entertainments Manager, Royal Caribbean

Hello David, We just came across your website and were thrilled to read that you will be on Queen Elizabeth later this month. We are on board from Auckland back to Southampton. Really look forward to seeing (and hearing!) your great talks again. Brian and Claire Appleby. (QM2 Aug 2012)

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