Capt Mike Bannister signed colour 6 x 4 Concorde postcard. Rare card flown on last seven Concorde flights.
Only 50 were carried with special flight sticker to the reverse with the New York London 24th October 2003 flight, London Manchester 31st October 2003 flight, London New York 3rd Nov 2003 flight, New York Seattle 5th Nov 2003 flight, London New York 10th Nove 2003 flight, London Barbados 17th Nov 2003 flight, London to Filton 26th Nov 2003 flight. Signed on the front image of Concorde showing the curve of the Earth, and signd on the reverse next to the flight details. He has added Chief Concorde pilot on the back.
Very few of these come to the market and they remain a scarce and highly collectable piece of aviation memorabilia. He is most famous as the Chief Pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet, a post which he held from 1995 until its withdrawal from service in 2003.
He joined the British Airways crew of Concorde in 1977 where he became its youngest pilot. In his Concorde career Bannister accumulated around 9,600 Concorde flight hours almost 7,000 of which were Supersonic. Bannister captained the Concorde's retirement flight, from New York to London on October 24th 2003. Since the retirement of Concorde, Bannister has contributed significantly to the raising of over £2,500,000 for good causes by lectures, signings and personal contributions etc. Wishing to “Put Something Back” he is very active in the Voluntary/Third Sector including having taken on roles as a Chair of School Governors of an Independent School in Surrey, Corporate Non Executive Directorships, Anglican Church Lay PCC Chair and as a Trustee of a number of organisations, including Brooklands Museum, where he has recently been interim Chairman during an internal reorganisation. He is currently employed by an Aviation Consultancy specialising in Airline Management, Operational, Safety and Security matters across a wide range of aircraft types and geographical locations.
Capt Mike Bannister signed Concorde postcard flown on last 7 Flights AK001
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