Former Concorde Captains Peter Duffey and John Hutchinson will share their supersonic experiences during a presentation at Seattle’s Museum of Flight Sept. 19.
The two pilots represent decades at the helm of the airliners. In 1975 Duffey was chosen as one of eight pilots to form a nucleus group to bring Concorde into service with British Airways. He continued to fly the supersonic transports — including the one displayed at The Museum of Flight — until his retirement in 1980. Hutchinson joined the Concorde fleet in 1977. In addition to flying Concordes he was a Concorde Route Check Captain and a British Airways pilot selector until he retired in 1992.
The 2 p.m. program is in the William M. Allen Theater, and is free with admission to the museum.
Museum visitors can go inside the only Concorde on the West Coast. Located in the museum’s Airpark, the aircraft is on loan from British Airways. It made the last commercial Concorde flight, which took place Oct. 24, 2003. On its way to The Museum of Flight, the aircraft set a New York City-to-Seattle speed record of 3 hours, 55 minutes, and 12 seconds. It is only one of two Concordes in North American with an interior open to the public.
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