By George Stephens • 22 September 2019 • 10:52
Former Concorde Pilot John Hutchinson spoke out At RAF Museum lecture this week citing a French cover up.
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 retirement from British Airways in 1992, he has worked as a consultant to the United States High Speed Research Programme. He sits on an Air Safety committee of the Royal Aeronautical Society and advises as an Expert Witness in aviation related legal actions. He has lectured extensively all over the world to a wide variety of Companies, Universities, organisations and Aviation Museums. But his favourite has always been, and will remain, the great privilege of lecturing on cruise ships.
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!
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