Concorde - 'Keeping the Dream Alive'

Monday 21st May 2018

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Concorde - 'Keeping the Dream Alive'

A unique presentation by Concorde Captain Mike Bannister and Flight Purser, Joy Parker-Fleming who will relive the golden age of this supersonic aircraft. Hear about the life of the Concorde crew ... working ten miles high at twice the speed of sound. Hear the gossip and celebrity stories from onboard Concorde - the world’s most iconic and prestigious form of travel.

Mike Bannister became the youngest pilot on the Concorde fleet in 1977 and appointed Chief Concorde Pilot in 1995. Until the aircraft's retirement, he regularly flew as Captain on all of the aircraft's routes worldwide.

Today Mike runs an Aviation Consultancy specialising in airline management, test flying, operational and safety and security matters and is also a trustee of a number of organisations including Brooklands Museum. In his relaxtion time, Mike plays golf at Wentworth Club and travels extensively - sometimes on a plane flown by his daughter who is a First Officer for Flybe based in Manchester.

Joy Parker-Fleming flew for 26 years as Cabin Crew for British Airways attaining the rank of Purser, on the fleets of VC10, Boeing 707, 737, 747, 757, and 5 years on the SST Concorde. Joy was also was one of the original female stewardesses selected to crew the flagship aircraft.

Joy continues to freelance on private jets after leaving BA and was a volunteer at the Brooklands Museum Concorde. For the past 10 years Joy has been involved with the Bichon Frise Rescue Charity and enjoys raising funds for her local church and giving presentation talks on “The Glamour Days of Flying”.

10.45 Coffee

11.15 Presentation by Mike Bannister and Joy Parker-Fleming

12.30 Pre lunch drink

13.00 Three course lunch

15.00 Further chat

15.30 Close

Non residential price £75 to include;

Arrival coffee, talk by Mike Bannister and Joy Parker-Fleming, pre lunch drink, three course lunch with coffee and chocolates and your choice of a glass of red or white wine with lunch.

Set Menu (to be confirmed nearer the date)

Please advise us of any dietary requirements no later than 1 week prior to the event

Please note seating at our special events is on banqueting tables of 10-12

Dress Code: Smart Casual