25 MARCH 2019


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Article from BTNews 25 MARCH 2019

Concorde dinner

Brooklands party to celebrate a birthday.

Tuesday 9 April will see a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first flight from Filton to Fairford of Concorde. G-BSST. It is also the birthday of Captain Jock Lowe, BA fleet director Concorde, older and not grounded.

B-BSST is at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton.

To celebrate the occasion, Brooklands Museum Weybridge is holding a golden jubilee gala dinner and auction at the former BAC works where Concorde was created, the spiritual  home of the BAC design team with the spotlight on Concorde G-BBDG.

Delta Golf first flew on 13 February 1974 and amassed 1,282 (quick) hours before making her final landing on Christmas Eve of 1981. She was stored, initially serviceable, in a hangar at Filton.

Delta Golf was offered to Brooklands in 2003, and, after delivery of major sections of the aircraft in June 2004, a two-year restoration project began to restore G-BBDG to her former glory. On 26 July 2006, Delta Golf was opened to the public at Brooklands Museum by Prince Michael of Kent.

Hosted by Captain Mike Bannister, chief Concorde pilot, the gala dinner event starts at 18:45 and goes on until late. It is a black tie affair, with tickets at £125.  


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Simon Ames,

What a pity that I failed to spell Brooklands correctly first time round!! My humble apologies to the Editor and all resders.

Simon Ames,

Well done Brooklndas Museum for this initiative and for making sure that Concorde and what it stood for will never ever be forgotten.

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