Chris Orlebar with Allan Winn CEO of Brooklands Museum
Thanks to JGC for the photo
Sad to report that Chris Orlebar passed away this weekend. As one of the team involved in putting DG together, I met Chris when he came to Brooklands to check progress quite regularly. He was, quite simply, a really nice guy. Helpful, interesting, and above all a true Concorde enthusiast.
I recall on one occasion sitting in the cockpit with Chris a few years back when he chatted on at great length about his days on Concorde, whilst also expressing great interest in the work we were involved in.
Chris also published a book about Concorde which he updated and revised regularly. He was a true gentleman, and one of the best of the Concorde breed!