- Reporter Tom Savvides spoke to Sean Maffett, who is a friend of Andrew Hill:
Andrew Hill, 54, grew up in Kent, attending Tonbridge School, a private boarding school.
He studied engineering and computer science at Cambridge University where he showed an interest in flying.
That enthusiasm led him to the Royal Air Force, where he served, first as a training instructor and then on the front-line.
He left the RAF to join Virgin Atlantic, as a first officer or co-pilot.
That was a role he carried over to British Airways before becoming a captain.
At the same time as flying commercial aircraft, he started his foray into displays, clocking up 20 years experience.
Andrew Hill was well known within the air show community, having regularly displayed at various events.
He's been described as a professional pilot who was careful and competent, not one to put himself or others in danger.
Those close to Andrew Hill, say he was not a pilot to take risks.
Sean Maffett, a friend of Andrew Hill and aviation commentator, said news of the crash "sent shockwaves through the air display community".