- "This I must see. International Rescue, you are cleared to land. Use runway Two-Nine."
Commander Norman is the director of London International Airport. He has been present for several rescue operations carried out by International Rescue, including their very first (Trapped in the Sky).
Trapped in the Sky
Commander Norman and his staff, watch on helplessly as International Rescue, saves the plane from disaster.
Commander Norman was in the control tower of London International Airport for the launch of Fireflash 3, destined for San Francisco. When radio contact with its pilot was lost, Norman launched a major air-sea search effort, "Operation Seahawk" - but nothing of the missing airliner was ever found. Before the test-flight of Fireflash 4, Norman held a briefing with the crew and other guests.
Edge Of Impact
Commander Norman was assigned to the "World Space Control Project" in order to assist Colonel Tim Casey in the Red Arrow aircraft trials. (The Central Control is based in the control tower at London and overlooks the Military side of the Airport.)
Alias Mr Hackenbacker
Commander Norman was present, along with Captain Saville and members of the press, at the test flight of Skythrust - a revolutionary new airliner, designed by Brains. The demonstration was witnessed from the roof of Building 67.
The Mighty Atom
- The Commander Norman marionette appears earlier in the episode as a passenger in the Departure Lounge - London Airport.
- Norman makes a cameo appearance in the film Thunderbirds Are Go, where he appears to have been promoted to the Space Exploration Board. He can be seen sitting to the right of Space Colonel Harris at the Space Exploration Center meeting.
- He also appears briefly at the Press Conference (Australia) in The Mighty Atom, and as a gambler at the French Casino in The Duchess Assignment.
- Norman's facial features look as though they were based on the late actor and novelist, David Niven.
- The only person who ever calls him Norman is Colonel Tim Casey in Edge Of Impact. Everyone else calls him "sir".