A pilot's tale of flying Concorde
A CONCORDE pilot will share his insider experience flying the legendary supersonic airliner.
Captain Les Evans will be delivering a lecture entitled 'Concorde – An Incredible Aircraft: a pilot’s view of flying an iconic aircraft’ at the University of West England on Tuesday, October 15.
The free talk is hosted by The Institution of Engineering and Technology Bristol Network.
Capt Evans started his career as a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force, flying Jump Jet Harriers for more than seven years. He instructed Harrier and Hunter pilots in the arts of combat and weapons delivery before graduating as a test pilot from the Empire Test Pilots School in 1985.
He spent four years as a research test pilot with the Royal Aircraft Establishment. During this time he helped develop advanced displays, the use of night-vision goggles as well as fly-by wire and infra-red imaging systems.
On leaving the RAF he joined British Airways as a Boeing 747 pilot before moving on to Concorde in 1999.
He was privileged to fly the last commercial Concorde service from London to New York in October 2003.
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