BAC Concorde: Flight Crew Simulator
1970s, Acoustics Building, On long term display
The British Airways Concorde Simulator was built in 1974 at a cost of £3 million (£30 million at today's prices) and it entered service training British Airways flight crews in March 1976. The Simulator was used to train all Concorde flight crew.
In late 2004, Brooklands Museum acquired the Concorde Simulator from British Airways on loan. When the Simulator arrived at the Museum, it was in two halves, and in poor condition; lacking a number of instruments and unusable in any way. The initial plan was to exhibit the Simulator, but work soon got underway to rejoin the two halves of the Simulator and have it flying operationally once more. In June 2009 the simulator was officially opened to the public and it is now open for viewing, when operational constraints allow.