Aerospace Bristol Takes Flight
On Thursday, July 20th HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal officially inaugurated the new Concorde Hangar at Aerospace Bristol.
Guests of the Bristol Aerospace Trust dined under the wings of the UK’s most iconic aircraft, Concorde, designed and built at Filton. This particular Concorde - Alpha Foxtrot - was the last built and the last to fly. Its final supersonic flight landed at the Filton Airfield in 2003.
The Event-designed displays in the new Concorde Hangar bring the aircraft back to life through the use of 3D projection mapping. Infographics and images explain technological and design features of Concorde. Individual features of the aircraft are highlighted and a view through to the interior allows visitors to see Concorde from all angles and in varying contexts. Projection onto the engine and within the engine represents it firing up with accompanying sound effects produced using the PA system. Ascending to a first floor walkway, the accompanying exhibition follows the story of Concorde from its inception, introducing the people who made Concorde happen, explaining technological developments and allowing visitors to explore the passenger experience of Concorde 216.
Also designed by Event, the adjacent listed WWI Hangar will open later this summer. This exhibition draws on Filton’s rich archival material, creating an experience informed by the language of the former factory and its workforce that seeks to amplify the stories of the people who worked there.
The vision for Aerospace Bristol is to develop a major aviation heritage museum that inspires and entertains today’s and future generations through the presentation of the science, technology and engineering excellence of Bristol’s aerospace industry – past, present and future.