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Captain David Leney


The road to becoming a Concorde Pilot began by pilot entry into the Royal Air Force for National Service.

Later he took a commercial Pilots course at Air Service Training at Hamble. He then joined BOAC, the predecessor to British Airways. He was a co-pilot on Britannias and VC10 attaining his command on VC10's in 1971.

In 1974 he became a Pilot manager on VC10's and in 1976 he joined the Concorde Fleet at the beginning of its' association with British Airways. By June 1977 he had completed the six month course and qualified as a Captain of the Concorde, later becoming the Flight Manager. Retiring as a Captain in September 1989, but continued to fly for two more years as a co-pilot.

He has flown a total of 17500 hours, 5000 of which were on Concorde.