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Christopher Orlebar

Old 13th Mar 2018, 21:12
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Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: near an airplane
Posts: 1,547
Interesting to read about his 1967 MGB GT in the obituary. He was driving that exact same car at Dunsfold in 2013.
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Old 14th Mar 2018, 18:08
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Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Wherever someone will pay me to do fun stuff
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Had the pleasure of meeting Chis when I was a very green trainee air traffic controller and he came to talk about the special characteristics of Concorde aircraft. He was fascinating to listen to, his enthusiasm was infectious, and he was happy to spend as long as it took to answer all the questions that were thrown at him. That I remember it so clearly some 40 years on must be testament to the presentation that he gave us. That I remember the experience so fondly, and reading the comments of those whose paths crossed with his more recently, suggests to me that he was quite simply a nice and genuine guy.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 07:08
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Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Australia
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Hello all, does anyone happen to know why Christopher never returned to to Concorde as a captain, as many other's did? I'm thinking of Chris Norris and Mike Bannister?
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 16:57
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Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: French Riviera
Posts: 14
Thé most probable answer is a factor of age ( compulsory retirement @ 55 ) seniority combined with a freeze on a new type . Chris was a gent and highly entertaining .
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Old 13th Jun 2020, 19:13
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Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cheshire, California, Geneva, and Paris
Age: 63
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I also remember him at the Fairoaks Flight Center in the mid-1980s either as an Instructor or selling his book!

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Old 10th Jul 2020, 10:50
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Chris' views on flying the VC10 are featured in this video (from 1:00:05 on):

Originally Posted by Chris Scott
First time was in that very Brooklands cockpit
Strictly speaking it's a Dunsfold cockpit....
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