“Life at the sharp end – 15 years of flying Concorde” Thursday 12th June



A special treat  for all our aviation enthusiasts!. Our June guest speaker will be Captain John Hutchinson, a former pilot of  Concorde, a superb piece of British pioneering craftsmanship. John joined the Royal Air Force in 1955 and spent eight years in the service. He learned to fly the Avro  Shackleton Maritime Patrol aircraft at Royal Air Force Kinloss in Morayshire, Scotland before being posted to  No’s 205 and 209 Squadrons flying the Shackleton out of Singapore. 

In 1960 he became a Flying Instructor and  Examiner on the Jet Provost aircraft based at Royal Air Force Station Little Rissington. In 1963, after completing  his Royal Air Force service, John spent three years in Corporate Aviation flying a variety of light single and twin  engined aircraft, mainly from Luton airport.  He joined British Airways in 1966 as a First Officer on the Boeing 707 aircraft before  moving on to the Boeing 747 (the Jumbo jet). After flying the Boeing for a few years John moved on to the VC- 10 in 1976 and was promoted to Captain. He joined the Concorde fleet as a Captain in 1977, where he spent the  next 15 years flying that iconic aircraft until his retirement from British Airways in 1992. During his time on  Concorde John became a Concorde Route Check Captain in 1987 and a British Airways Pilot Selector,  responsible for the selection of pilots to join the airline.

Since John’s 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. 

Location : Industrie Club, Elberfelder Strasse, Düsseldorf. 7pm. 

Members/Partners : 29 euros per person
Non Members: 35 euros per person

If you would like to attend then please confirm by email stating your name to [masked] 
 
We look forward to seeing you all then.

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  • Thelma M.

    Top Speaker, Top Food, Excellent networking opportunities

    1 · June 13, 2014

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