Captain Massie trained as a Pilot in the RAF during his National Service. He served with No 16 Fighter Ground Attack Squadron in Germany, flying Vampires and Venoms.
He joined B.O.A.C. In 1955 and was a co-pilot on Stratocruisers, Comet IV's and VC10's. It was on the latter aircraft that he gained his Command.
He transferred to the Concorde Fleet in 1977 and retired in February 1987.