Concorde Flying Supersonic - A talk by Senior British Airways Concorde Pilot - John Hutchinson   Fully Booked

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06 August 2018 18:30 - 21:00
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Concorde Flying Supersonic - A talk by Senior British Airways Concorde Pilot - John Hutchinson

Monday 6th August 2018, 18:30 - 21:00

Join us at Cranfield University for refreshments next to the University’s Concorde engine and to listen to a former Senior British Airways Concorde Pilot - John Hutchinson- about his time with the aircraft, the technological achievements which made Concorde the world's only successful supersonic airliner as well as a fascinating collection of stories from his experiences in flying one of the safest and most unique aircraft yet designed.

The talk will be given in the new award winning Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC) building of Cranfield University, next to the runway.

This event comprises a tour of the Cranfield University aircraft engines on display and a talk about the aircraft.

Agenda

  • Tea and Coffee will be served next to the university aircraft engine collection display, which includes a Rolls Royce Olympus Concorde Aircraft engine with more than 200,000 hours at Mach 2 and a Sir Frank Whittle W2/700 engine that was awarded an IMechE Engineering Heritage Award in May 2015
  • Concorde Talk which will take place in the Aerospace Integration Research Centre (AIRC)
  • Q&A session following the Talk

Speaker

John Hutchinson is a former Senior British Airways Concorde Captain - flying the aircraft between1977-1992.

John joined the Royal Air Force in 1955 and spent eight years in the service, flying the Avro Shackleton in Singapore and then as a Flying Instructor and Examiner on the Jet Provost. This was followed by three years in corporate aviation flying a variety of light single and twin engine aircraft.

He joined British Airways in 1966 as a co-pilot on the Boeing 707 and then went on to the Boeing 747. He gained his command on the VC10 in 1976. He joined the Concorde fleet in 1977 where he spent the next 15 years until retirement. During that time he became a Concorde Route Check Captain and a British Airways pilot selector.

Since his retirement in 1992, he has worked as a consultant to the United States High Speed Research Programme. He sits on many Air Safety committees and advises as an Expert Witness in aviation related legal actions. He lectures extensively on cruise ships throughout the world.

He is a Past Master of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots of London and is a Fellow of both the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Institute of Navigation.

He has flown over 70 different aircraft types and has just decided to hang up his flying helmet after one of his friends managed to land his Auster Aiglet in a field of barley. His friend was unhurt!

Date: Monday 6th August 2018

Time: Arrivals and refreshments from 18:30. Talks start at 19:00.

Venue: Ideas Area, AIRC Building, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL

Parking: There is a sizeable carpark behind the AIRC Building which guests are welcome to use.

Members and non-members welcome. The event is free to attend. Please book using the link above.

This event is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Bedfordshire area.

Speaker(s)

John Hutchinson is a former Senior British Airways Concorde Captain - flying the aircraft between1977-1992.

Address

Cranfield University
College Road
Cranfield
Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL
United Kingdom

Contact Details

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United Kingdom
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