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Speedbird by Simon Atack.


Speedbird by Simon Atack.

Unquestionably the most beautiful commercial aircraft ever to enter service, during 27 years of flying passengers supersonically, Concorde earned a unique place in aviation history. To watch this remarkable aircraft thunder down the runway at Londons Heathrow airport, with afterburners belching flame in a crescendo of deafening sound, but for her distinctive airline livery one could be excused for thinking a mighty warbird was scrambling. Yet aboard, a hundred passengers, relaxing in sumptuous comfort, are looking forward to arrival in New York effectively before they left - such was the speed of this remarkable airliner as she travelled westward faster than the sun.
Item Code : DHM2582Speedbird by Simon Atack. - This Edition
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PRINT Signed Limited Edition of 500 prints.

This edition of 500 prints was due to be signed by Captain Mark Walden. He had signed 40 of the prints and was due to sign the rest, but was tragically killed in a stunt plane crash days before the signing was to take place. The prints signed by him are now sold out, but the rest of the edition were instead signed by Captain John Tye.
Image size 16 inches x 25 inches (41cm x 64cm) Douglas, Paul
Bannister, Michael
Bandall, Paul
Bedforth, James
Norris, Chris
Tye, John
+ Artist : Simon Atack


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Other editions of this item : Speedbird by Simon Atack. DHM2582
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Artist proof edition. Edition of 25 prints.

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Image size 16 inches x 25 inches (41cm x 64cm) Douglas, Paul
Bannister, Michael
Bandall, Paul
Bedforth, James
Norris, Chris
Walden, Mark
+ Artist : Simon Atack
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Image size 16 inches x 25 inches (41cm x 64cm) Douglas, Paul
Bannister, Michael
Bandall, Paul
Bedforth, James
Norris, Chris
Walden, Mark
+ Artist : Simon Atack
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Image size 16 inches x 25 inches (41cm x 64cm) Douglas, Paul
Bannister, Michael
Bandall, Paul
Bedforth, James
Norris, Chris
Tye, John
+ Artist : Simon Atack

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Signatures on this item
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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Captain Chris Norris
*Signature Value : £20

Chris Norris joined British Airways in 1969 on VC10s and spent 8 years as co-pilot. In 1977 he went on to the Concorde fleet as a co-pilot, spending the next 11 years with the Concorde fleet. Returning to fly sub-sonic 737s, 757s and 767s, he finally returned to Concorde in 1997 serving for 6 years as Captain until his retirement in 2003.


Captain James Bedforth
*Signature Value : £20

James Bedford joined British Airways flying the Boeing 757/767 fleet. After ten years experience, he joined the Concorde fleet as a Senior First Officer, but following the grounding of Concorde he flew as Captain on the 757/767 fleet. On Concorde's return to service in 2001 he demoted himself to Senior First Officer so that he could return to Concorde. He then transferred to become a Training Captain on 777s.
Captain John Tye
*Signature Value : £10

John Tye was an F/O on Concorde who went on to fly Airbus A320s and Boeing 777s after the retirement of Concorde in 2003.




Captain Michael Bannister
*Signature Value : £15

Mike Bannister graduated from Ashton School, DunstabIe, and the College of Air Training HambIe, having been awarded a Royal Air Force Flying Scholarship in 1966. He then joined BOAC (British Airways predecessor) in 1969 as a pilot and flight navigator on the VC10 (Vickers) fleet. He became the youngest pilot on the Concorde fleet in 1977, completing the first ever course for Line Flight Crew. Over the following years Mike was a member of a number of government and industry policy groups dedicated to aviation safety, and became a Concorde pilot instructor in 1986. He became Assistant Training Manager and a Captain on British Airways’ BAe1-11 fleet in 1989. He also served as Flight Crew Manager for that fleet and the high tech A320 fleet. In 1990 he was appointed Flight Manager (Technical) for the BAe1-11 fleet. In 1992 he moved to the B757/767 fIeet as departmental Manager Business Development and Communications and was named Head of Communications, Flight Operations in 1992. He was appointed the airlines Chief Concorde Plot in 1995 and, until the suspension of the aircrafts Certificate of Airworthiness, flew regularly as Captain on all of the aircrafts routes worldwide. Concorde has visited a total of 251 destinations - 72 in the USA. From July 2000 Mike was very actively involved in the corporate and industry efforts to achieve Concordes safe return to service in November 2001. In that role he liaised closely with manufacturers, accident investigators, Governments and the Authorities as well as representing the company in a range of arenas. Additionally he developed and delivered the retraining of Concorde Flight Crew in preparation for Concorde flying duties foIIowing their temporary secondment to other types. Mike partnered Claud Freeman, Engineering Manager Concorde, for significant Concorde presentations to customers, staff, insures, service partners and authorities including landmark events for the Top 50 Concorde Customers at Engineering Base at Heathrow and the Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. He was at the controls of British Airways Supersonic Flagship when she returned to service on November 7th 2001 and for all of the stunning Air to Air photographs and movies of Concorde that were used in supporting presentations. His other Concorde firsts are too numerous to list, highlights include:
- landing the aircraft on inaugural visits to Oakland, Philadelphia, Denver, Dallas, Baltimore and Miami
- commanding the aircraft in June 1996 on the 50th Anniversary Fly Past of London Heathrow Airport flying in formation with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows
- on July 17th 2001 commanding the first flight of a modified Concorde as part of the Return to Service programme, thereby becoming the first airline pilot to re-qualify onto Concorde following the pause in service
- following restoration of the Certificate of Airworthiness, flying the first passenger flight on September 11th 2001
- on November 7th 2001 commanding the first scheduled passenger flight as the worlds only supersonic airliner returned to daily service
- commanding Concorde as she flew in formation with the Red Arrows over Buckingham Palace to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee on June 4th 2002
- flying Concordes last commercial flight from New York to London on October 24th 2003.

Mike concluded his career with Concorde when he commanded the last ever flight; returning to her birthplace at Filton, Bristol on 26th November 2003.
Captain Paul Bandall
*Signature Value : £15

Starting out on Britsh Airways 737 fleet, Paul moved on to DC10s, progressing to Senior First Officer. With the opportunity to join Concorde as Senior First Officer in January 1998 Paul joined Concorde fleet as a Senior First Officer In 2000 Paul moved to BA's Airbus fleet as Captain, and in 2004 transferred to become a Captain on the Boeing 777. and now is a Training Captain at British Airways.


Captain Paul Douglas
*Signature Value : £20

After flying as a co-pilot on Tridents and Tristars, Paul Douglas joined the Concorde fleet as a co-pilot from 1988 to 1997. For two years from 1997-99 he was a Captain flying the Airbus A320, before returning to Concorde as Captain from 2000 until the retirement of the aircraft. He flew the last VIP LHR-LHR in G-BOAF. He then moved on to be General Manager Flight Operations.

The Aircraft :
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ConcordeThe Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde was a turpbojet powered supersonic passenger airliner, produced bewteen the British and French companies. The Concorde programme was instigated through the Anglo-French government treaty which brought together both the French company Aerospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (now BEA systems ). The First Concorde prototype flew in 1969, and Concorde entered service in 1976, continuing for 27 years. Only 20 aircraft were built, the development phase represented a substantial economic loss. Both British Airways and Air France were subsidised by their governments to buy the aircraft. The Concorde flew mainly between London and New York or Washington taking less than half the time than any other airliner. The Air France Concordes also flew form Charles Degaulle airport in Paris. The only crash was of a Air France Concorde on the 25th pf July 2000, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and other financial factors caused the Concorde fleet to cease flying on the 24th October 2003, with the last flights being on the 26th of November 2003. Concorde will remain an aviation great.

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