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Patchway, BS34

Aerospace Bristol is a new industrial heritage museum and learning centre being developed at Filton, to the north of Bristol. It will tell the story of the region's world-class aerospace industry - past, present and future. The Aerospace Bristol project is being run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust.

Activate the Droop Nose

win the chance to operate concorde’s droop nose this bank holiday monday
26 August 2019, 1pm

We’re giving one lucky winner the exclusive chance to sit in the Concorde Flight Deck and operate the aircraft’s droop nose this Bank Holiday Monday.

Aerospace Bristol restored the droop nose to working order earlier this year, as part of its Concorde50 celebrations - the fiftieth anniversary of Concorde’s first flight.

Don’t miss your chance to win this special Concorde experience, have your photo taken as a memento of the day, and feel like a Concorde Captain!

If you’re planning on visiting Aerospace Bristol on Monday 26th August, be sure to enter the prize draw by noon on Friday 23rd August to be in with a chance to win.


Enter now

To be in with a chance of winning this very special prize, simply fill in the form and answer the question below.

Please note: tickets are not included and you must therefore have a valid museum ticket for Monday 26th August 2019 to be eligible.

This competition has now closed.


Captain Les Brodie and Captain Colin Morris pictured in the Flight Deck


You could be the one to operate Concorde’s droop nose

Terms and Conditions:

  • The prize consists of the opportunity for one winner to enter Concorde’s cockpit to operate Concorde’s droop nose at 1pm on Monday 26th August 2019. They will also have the opportunity to have their photo taken in the cockpit.

  • Entrants must have a valid museum ticket in order to be eligible to win

  • The prize is for the winner only - no other members of their group may enter the cockpit.

  • Concorde was sadly not designed with easy access in mind and the cockpit is a very small area so the winner must be able to easily move into tight spaces unassisted.

  • If you would like to have your photo taken in the cockpit, please ensure you bring your camera and a member of the Aerospace Bristol team will be able to take this photo for you.

  • Entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.

  • Entrants must be 18 or over to be eligible to enter the cockpit and operate the droop nose.

  • Entrants must be UK residents, not employees (or employees’ family members) of Aerospace Bristol.

  • Only one entry per person is allowed. Duplicate entries will not be considered.

  • There is only one prize for the winner. There are no ‘runner-up’ prizes.

  • The prize may change at any time and without notice. The prize must be accepted as offered and is non-transferable. No cash alternative will be offered.

  • The prize draw closes at 12.00 hours on Friday 23 August 2019.

  • If the winner cannot be contacted within 24 hours of the draw, Aerospace Bristol reserves the right to re-select the winner at random from all other qualifying entrants.

  • We will contact the winner via email by 19:00 hours on Friday 23 August 2019 together with details of how to redeem the prize.

  • Entries received after the closing date and time will not be included in the prize draw. Incomplete entries and entries from third party agents or bulk entries will not be eligible for the prize draw.

  • Aerospace Bristol will not be responsible for any entries that are not received for any reason, by the closing date and time, whether lost, delayed, corrupted or otherwise, and whether or not due to any technical difficulties or malfunctions. Proof of transmission of entry is not proof of receipt.

  • By entering the prize draw, the winner consents to their name being published as winner of the prize draw and to participate in any publicity accompanying or resulting from this promotion in printed and/or digital formats.

  • The name of the winner may be made available on the Aerospace Bristol Facebook page and Twitter feed.

  • The prize draw promoter is Aerospace Bristol, Bristol Aero Collection Trust, Hayes Way, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 5BZ.

  • Aerospace Bristol reserves the right to alter, amend or withdraw the prize draw or these terms and conditions without prior notice.

  • These terms and conditions are governed by English law.