Concorde - An Incredible Aircraft

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09 April 2013 19:00 - 21:00
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Les started his career as a fighter pilot with the Royal Air Force, flying “Jump Jet” Harriers for over 7 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 (his course was filmed and made into a popular series by the BBC). He spent four very interesting years as a research test pilot with the Royal Aircraft Establishment (now QinetiQ) at Bedford and at Boscombe Down. During this time he helped develop fly-by-wire systems, advanced displays, and the use of Night Vision Goggles and infrared imaging systems. On leaving the RAF Les joined British Airways as a Boeing 747 pilot, entering a low level management role for 2 years before becoming a training co-pilot. He flew Concorde for 4 years between 1999 and its end of service in 2003; he was privileged to fly the last commercial Concorde service from London to New York in October 2003. When Concorde was finally grounded he was promoted to Training Captain on the Boeing 757/767 fleet. Les retired from British Airways in July 2006 and now runs a training and consultancy business specialising in aircraft and aero systems design, and test pilot training.


Captain Les Evans Harrier Pilot, Test Pilot, Concorde Pilot


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