November 26th 2003 will remain etched in the memory of countless thousands of people as the day this magnificent aircraft landed back in Bristol for the very last time.
In response to hundreds of requests for a Limited Edition Print of this historic landing Stephen Brown has captured those last few seconds before Concorde G-BOAF touches down at the Filton airfield.
Every print is signed by the very last pilot to fly Concorde; Captain Les Brodie.
Please see below for details of the signatories of this edition.
As with all our prints, this edition was signed in the presence
of Sean Whyte, owner and publisher of SWA Fine Art Limited.
Stephen Brown is a self-taught artist who has specialised almost exclusively in aviation subjects for the last 15 years. Building on a background as a landscape and aviation photographer, his style carefully combines both these areas of interest. Stephen’s originals in oil are in much demand and have been regularly exhibited with the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists. Demand for his originals is high with regular commissions being undertaken for commercial and private clients as well as the RAF.
This Limited Edition Print is signed by the Concorde pilot who flew the aircraft on this day - its very last flight.
Captain Les Brodie (Pilot) joined British Airways as a Trident co-pilot in 1973. He went on to fly 737s out of London Gatwick before joining the Concorde fleet in 1988 as co-pilot. Les became Simulator Instructor for Concorde in 1993 before gaining command on 777s in 1997. Les returned to Concorde as Flight Manager in June 1998 and remained in that position until the retirement of Concorde. Les carried out the last Concorde landing in G-BOAF at Filton on November 26, 2003.
What helped to make Concorde so Special?
Just a few amazing facts are:
- Concorde could travel at 23 miles a minute – one mile every 2.5 seconds.
- There were more US Astronauts than BA Concorde pilots.
- At Mach 2 Concorde flew faster than a speeding bullet.
- Concorde could fly faster than the earth rotated.
- At cruising height Concorde’s airframe would heat up and stretch 6 – 10 inches.
- In February 1996 Concorde made the fastest ever crossing of the Atlantic in just 2 hours 52 minutes and 59 seconds.
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