16th November, Aerospace Bristol
Concorde redefined air travel and this anniversary gala event will celebrate 40 years since the inaugural London to New York.
Join us for a unique evening at Aerospace Bristol and follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous and step on board the supersonic airliner.
- Enjoy a drinks reception and take in the views of the iconic aircraft on the viewing balcony
- Step on board for a private viewing and tour the Concorde exhibit room
- Take your seat under the wings of Concorde and enjoy a three course gala dinner to the back drop of a string quartet
- Exclusive Q&A session with two former Concorde pilots, Christopher Orlebar and John Tye
- Remember the evening with a signed copy of the official Concorde book ‘The Concorde Story’ written by one of our guest pilots, Christopher Orlebar
- From £99 per person
Concorde is the most glamorous commercial passenger aircraft in history and at this exclusive Boundless event you will get up close and personal with the legendary jet. This one-off VIP gala dinner will give you the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the rich and famous and step on-board this supersonic airliner. The unique evening will begin with a drinks reception and a Concorde tour before guests enjoy their private dining experience underneath the wings of this historic aircraft. Live music for the evening will be provided by a string quartet and an event photographer will be providing complimentary souvenir pictures from this very special occasion.
The guest speakers for the event will be Concorde pilots, Christopher Orlebar and John Tye. They will take part in a Q&A session to talk about their time at the controls of an aircraft that was capable of speeds in excess of Mach 2. Tye flew Concorde from 1997 until 2001 whilst Orlebar started piloting the aircraft in 1976. Since retiring from British Airways in 2000, Orlebar, has been involved in writing, lectures and TV work about the history of the supersonic jet including his book The Concorde Story.
Since the first prototype took to the air in 1968 until its last flight in 2003, Concorde was an iconic sight in the skies around the globe. This anniversary gala event at Aerospace Bristol will be celebrating 40 years since the inaugural London to New York Concorde flight. This new Aerospace venue opens in July and houses the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly with Bristol being the location where the jet was originally designed, tested and manufactured.
Dress code: Smart
How and when will I receive my ticket(s)?A
The tickets will be emailed to you immediately after placing your order.
Is parking available?A
There is free on-site parking, signage will direct you to the designated area at the venue.
Where will I be seated for dinner?A
A seating plan will be in operation and each table has space for ten people. For bookings of fewer than ten people we will guarantee seating is allocated together.
What is the dress code?A
Smart, although this is not a black tie event.
What are the timings for the event?A
Attendees can arrive from 7pm and the event will finish at approximately 11pm.
Is there a cloakroom at the venue?A
There is an area at the venue to leave coats, bags and personal belongings. These are left at the owner’s risk.
Do I get a signed copy of the Concorde book?A
Every purchaser of a single or couples ticket will receive a signed copy of The Concorde Story hardback book. The books will be distributed at the end of the event. Table bookings for parties of five people will receive five copies.
If I purchase a ticket and then cannot attend the event am I entitled to a refund?A
We cannot offer any ticket refunds, however you can pass your ticket on to a family member or friend.
Is there disabled access to the venue and Concorde?A
The venue is wheelchair accessible for the dining area on the ground floor and the Concorde balcony and exhibition room on the first floor. The aircraft itself can be accessed from a smaller specially designed narrow wheelchair (seat width 340mm and overall width is 400mm). To use this the attendee will need to be able to transfer from their own wheelchair.
Can I take photographs of Concorde?A
You are allowed to take pictures of the exterior of Concorde throughout the evening and the interior of the aircraft during your on-board tour. Access to the interior of the jet is only available before the dinner and all attendees will be given a set amount of time inside the aircraft. The timings will be managed by the hosts situated outside each Concorde door. It is not permitted to sit down on the Concorde seats or to take food or drink onto the aircraft.