Did Concorde ever perform a barrel roll?

April 10, 2022

Did Concorde ever perform a barrel roll – well yes and the video below will tell you all about it.

It was performed by one of British Airways’ most celebrated pilots Brian Walpole.

He started his career in the RAF in 1952 and during his four years of service was an operational fighter squadron pilot, flying Meteors and was also a member of the Fighter Command formation aerobatic team.

In 1956 he joined BOAC and joined the Concorde fleet in 1976.

His many achievements with the introduction of the Concorde were recognized in 1978 when he was awarded the Britannia Trophy.

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He was recognized again in 1983 when he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and in 1988 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Captain Walpole performed the barrel roll with Concorde during testing with another test pilot, Jean Franch.