Tuesday 13th February
Panel talk on G-BBDG
Behind the controls of Concorde ...
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On 13th February 1974 G-BBDG took off for the first time. Join our panel Allan Winn, Terry Selman, Gordon Roxburgh and former Chief Concorde Pilot Mike Bannister as they discuss Delta Golf's remarkable journey from test flights to arriving here at Brooklands and and most importantly, what it was like to fly her.
UPDATE - WE ARE DELIGHTED THAT CONCORDE PILOT JOCK LOWE WILL BE JOINING US FOR THIS PANEL TALK.
Allan's role in beinging Delta Golf to Brooklands was to fight the legal, regulatory, technical, financial and commercial battles to get it to Brooklands in the first place, and then get it restored and into service as a genuine revenue-generator forthe Museum.
Mike's proudest association with DG comes from my time at British Airways, the owners of the aircraft. Whilst at BA he was one of a very small group that decided where each Concorde should go after retirement. Mike lobbied heavily for Brooklands and managed to convince the others that the Museum was the right site and that DG was the perfect 'Concorde' to be allocated.
Joined BOAC (BA) from school to complete a 5-year apprenticeship, went on to obtain UK CAA maintenance engineers licences before taking up a position as an Overseas Line Station Engineer. In 1975 attended 3-month Concorde training course in Bristol after which posted to RAF Fairford and Brize Norton to provide maintenance support during the Pilot, Flight Engineer training program. After completing the training program, he was posted to Bharain for 2 years to provide line station support for the first Concorde commercial passenger flights.
Gordon Roxburgh, founder of the ConcordeSST website, used the power of the internet to bring together and lead a group of over 100 volunteers, many new to Brooklands Museum and to aircraft engineering for that matter, to help restore G-BBDG. The Team also worked on the restoration of the Concorde Simulator. Many of the team are still volunteers today at Brooklands and other museums around the country.
Tea or coffee is included in the ticket price.
Plan your visit
13th February, 3pm - 4pm
£10 - Members/volunteers
Valid cards will need to be presented to enter event
£13 non -members
Museum admission is needed with this ticket
Brooklands Museum, Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0SL
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