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Hayes Way
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.

Tim Orchard

Former Concorde pilot, Captain Tim Orchard - a member of the flight crew who flew from New York to London in a stunning record time of 2hrs 52mins 59secs - will be at Aerospace Bristol to meet visitors and offer his insights into our remarkable aircraft and the exciting life of a Concorde pilot.

meet captain tim orchard
wednesday 20 february 2019

Former Concorde pilot, Captain Tim Orchard - a member of the flight crew who flew from New York to London in a stunning record time of 2 hours 52 minutes 59 seconds - will be at Aerospace Bristol to meet visitors and offer his insights into our remarkable aircraft and the exciting life of a Concorde pilot.

Captain Orchard will be here on Wednesday 20th February to sign autographs (and take selfies, of course!). So why not pick up a Concorde item from our shop and take away a special souvenir of the day?

tim orchard

Captain Tim Orchard began his flying career nearly 50 years ago in 1971. He has flown over 50 types of aircraft and is currently licenced to fly Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships. Tim is an air-test pilot, a Display Pilot, a Flight Instructor and a Senior Examiner and Assessor (of Pilots, Flight Instructors and of Examiners) for the UK Civil Aviation Authority. 

He jointly holds the Concorde World Record time for the journey from New York to London: 2hrs 52 minutes on 7th February 1996. Tim has flown in formation with the Concorde on several occasions, which of course few ever have done, including the Heathrow 50th Anniversary with Red Arrows and several air-to-air photography sorties.

Terms and conditions:
Standard entry applies: £16.50 per adult, £14.50 student and concessions, £9 per child, and a range of family ticket options available.