– The Supersonic Thoroughbred
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 flight deck crew have signed the Artist
Proof and Remarqued copies of “Concorde
– The Supersonic Thoroughbred”
note that the Primary Edition is not signed
by Captain Les Scott.
do hope you will find these biographies of interest. We think that
by knowing a little about the men behind each signature, it will
help you get the most pleasure from your limited edition print.
We would ask you not to reproduce the biographies in any format
without our permission.
Captain Leslie Scott graduated from the School
of Air Training, Oxford in 1968 and joined BOAC (British Airways)
on the VC10. In 1975, a year after converting to the B747, he became
a pilot instructor/examiner, a role he practiced on all subsequent
aircraft types, including instructors' instructor on Concorde. In
1978 he led the operations group involved in the design and development
to certification of the first 100/200 series B747 flight management
He gained his
command in 1984 on the BAC 1-11 before moving back to the B747.
1994 saw him on Concorde, which he flew until retirement in 2002.
On February 7, 1996 he was captain of the crew that set the world
record time of 2:52.59 on the "blue ribbon" New York to
London route. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and
Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation. He lives
in New York, USA.
First Officer Tim Orchard began his flying career in 1971.
He has flown over 50 types of aircraft and is currently licenced
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
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.