– Early Morning Arrival
size approx: 18” x 28” 46cms x 71cms
sight of Concorde descending over London will forever remain etched
in the memory of all who were fortunate to see this amazing aircraft.
At Mach 2 Concorde could fly at 23 miles a minute – one
miles every 2.5 seconds. A truly astonishing aircraft and one
which to this day is sadly missed by its regular passengers and
millions of admirers all over the world.
Please see below for details of the signatories of this edition.
As with all our prints, this edition was signed in the presence
of Sean Whyte, owner and publisher of SWA Fine Art Limited.
Artist Stephen Brown is a self-taught artist who has specialised almost exclusively in aviation subjects for the last 15 years. Building on a background as a landscape and aviation photographer, his style carefully combines both these areas of interest. Stephen’s originals in oil are in much demand and have been regularly exhibited with the prestigious Guild of Aviation Artists. Demand for his originals is high with regular commissions being undertaken for commercial and private clients as well as the RAF.
The following Concorde pilot has signed “Concorde – Early Morning Arrival”
Senior First Officer Tim Orchard began his flying career in 1971. He has flown over 50 types of aircraft and is currently licensed to fly Aeroplanes, Helicopters, Hot Air Balloons and Hot Air Airships.
Tim is an air-test pilot, a Display Pilot, a Flight Instructor and a Senior Examiner (of Pilots and Flight Instructors) for the Civil Aviation Authority.
He jointly holds the Concorde World Record time for the journey from New York to London: 2hrs 52 minutes (7th February 1996).
Tim has flown in formation with the Concorde on several occasions; the Heathrow 50th Anniversary with Red Arrows and several air-to-air photography sorties.
In his career with British Airways Tim has flown the Hawker-Sidley Trident, the Concorde and the Boeing 777 as well as spending nine years as personal pilot to the BA Board in an executive aircraft.
Tim is Managing Director of a BA subsidiary, which runs its own airfield. He owns a hot air balloon and a 1950s DeHavilland Chipmunk aircraft.