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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 share his insights into our remarkable aircraft and the exciting life of a Concorde pilot.

The Life of a Concorde Pilot – A talk by Captain Tim Orchard
tuesday 16th april, 11.45am - 12.45pm

Enjoy a fascinating talk from Captain Tim Orchard, a former Concorde pilot and co-pilot for Concorde’s world record transatlantic flight.

Captain Tim Orchard began his flying career 47 years ago. 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 (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.

In his career with British Airways Tim flew the Hawker-Siddeley Trident, the Concorde and the Boeing 777 as well as spending nine years as personal pilot to the BA Board, in an executive aircraft.

Tim was also Managing Director of an ex-BA subsidiary which runs its own airfield and flying schools. He is the UK, Ireland and Iceland sole distributor for a range of Italian aeroplanes, called “Tecnam”. He owns three hot air balloons and a 1950 deHavilland Chipmunk aircraft.

You must have a valid museum ticket - as well as a ticket to Captain Tim Orchard’s talk - in order to attend this event.

  • 16th April, 11.45am-12.45pm (please arrive by 11.30am for an 11.45am prompt start)

  • Tickets cost £5 per person

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.

Tim Orchard