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CONCORDE signed first commercial Pilot BRIAN WALPOLE



Superb CONCORDE signed 12x8 first commercial Pilot BRIAN WALPOLE OBE

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Superb CONCORDE signed 12x8

 The first commercial Pilot


Captain Brian Walpole has led the Concorde fleet of British Airways since the beginning of the supersonic era, and he is the mastermind of its commercial success.

The career of Captain Brian Walpole is second to none in the history of post-war aviation. Not only has he flown the worlds only supersonic jet airliner for twelve years, he commanded the fleet and also ran its commercial operations as General Manager Concorde. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of British Airways Concorde operations from marketing and advertising to constant control of the fleets day to day operations.

In 1977, he commanded the Concorde which flew the Queen from Barbados to London and the first supersonic commercial service from London to New York. His achievements were recognised in 1978 when he was awarded the Britannia Trophy, presented by HRH Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, for his work on the launch of the Concorde New York service.

In 1982, Captain Walpole was promoted General Manager of the British Airways Concorde Division, continuing once more to fly as a fully-operational Concorde commander. His achievements in aviation were again recognised in 1983 when he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. In 1985 he was presented the Freedom of the City of London. Then in 1988 he became an Officer in the Order of the British Empire in The Queens Birthday Honours List.

Private signing for - 18th May 2011

A real gem for any fan or collector. 



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