Winter Aviation Evening: Wednesday 12th February
‘My Office at 60,000 feet’
Captain Tim Orchard describes a typical day in the life of a Concorde pilot.
Ride with him from London to New York.
Where? Aerobility HQ, Blackbushe Airport
Date? Wednesday 12th February
Time? Arrival from 7pm. Guest speaker 7.30pm start.
Tim Orchard began his flying career in 1971; almost 42 years ago. He had flown over 50 types of aircraft and is currently licences to fly Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships.
Tim is an airtest pilot, a Display Pilot, a Flight Instructor and a Senior Examiner (of Pilots, of Flight Instructors and of other Examiners) for the Civil Aviation Authority.
He jointly holds the Concorde World Record time for the journey from New York to London: 2hrs 52 minutes.Tim’s formation flying experiences have included Concorde on several occasions; 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 has run several businesses (including two flying schools) and for many years was Managing Director of the BA subsidiary which ran Wycombe Air Park. Tim currently represents the UK arm of Tecnam, an Italian aircraft manufacturer. He owns a couple of hot air balloons and a 1950s deHavilland Chipmunk aircraft.
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