Welcome to Club ConcordeClub Concorde is a club for all things Concorde, run by ex-Captains, ex-charterers and people passionate about Concorde, working together to keep Concorde in people's hearts and minds.
Club Concorde works closely with the various museums around the UK and internationally where the many Concordes are resting.
Club Concorde is for people to join who are lovers of Concorde. We offer the opportunity for members to share their anecdotes and photos of Concorde whether or not they were lucky enough to experience supersonic travel.
Latest Concorde and Club Concorde Newsupdated 24 November 2016
£30 MILLION FUNDING FOR LONDON CONCORDE PROJECT
Club Concorde International are delighted to announce funding of £30 million for their South Bank project, to be provided by a leading London Merchant Bank. We have been in discussions with several museums regarding the relocation of a Concorde to our planned purpose built display site on the South Bank. As such, we anticipate a successful conclusion to these discussions, early in the New Year when we will update our members.
CAPTAIN BRIAN WALPOLE OBE FRAeS
Captain Brian Walpole OBE FRAeS, former Chief Concorde Pilot and General Manager of the British Airways Concorde fleet, has kindly agreed to join our team.
" Concorde is a very demanding animal and a hell of a slippery aeroplane. It has very, very different flying characteristics from normal aircraft. It has no flaps ,no lift devices, no speed brakes ; different in-flight profiles and different attitudes at take-off and landing. Although you can fly the aeroplane at Mach 2 with one hand, Concorde pilots sit closer to the edge of their seats than any other civil pilots.
The aircraft has very complex systems which are subject to hiccups and when things go wrong at 1,350 miles an hour they go wrong extremely quickly. It's a very busy flight deck. I have never seen a newspaper open on the flight deck, for example, and God help anybody who does open one.
I don't wish to paint a picture of an aeroplane that is anything other than very, very reliable but you have only got to look at the flight deck to see there is an awful lot more bits on it . They're not there because we have run out of wallpaper. There's an awful lot more button-pushing and it is very easy to push the wrong button. The clever thing is to know what to do when you've pressed the wrong button "
Life membership of Club Concorde is just £15-00 and our Concorde / Spitfire prints cost £15-00, but you can buy both of them together for £25-00.
Concorde / Spitfire prints signed by Captain Walpole cost £35-00, or £45-00 including life membership of Club Concorde.