ACA Woking News by Bill Bawden, PRO

17 July 2007

Flying the Concorde

Concorde
Concorde

The July meeting of the AirCrew Association at Fairoaks Airport featured a talk by Brian Titchener, a retired British Airways captain of Britannias and VC10s, whose subject was his last and favourite command, the Concorde.

Brian, who is now chairman of the Southampton Branch of the ACA, covered the concept and design of the world's only successful supersonic airliner and its history from the first test flight in 1969 until its final trans-Atlantic crossing in 2003. He recalled his experiences in flying the iconic, if controversial, aircraft and regretted that faster-than-sound civil transport had, at least for the present, come to an end.

(L to R), Committee member John Price,
Branch Chairman Laurie Taylor,
guest speaker Brian Titchener.
John Price, Laurie Taylor, Brian Titchener

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