The Concorde

Paul Perkert, Contributing Editor

As you may know, this first commercial supersonic aircraft has been retired from service by both Air France and British Airways. The last British Airways flight landed at London's  Heathrow airport on October 24, 2003. 

Concorde's first test flight was out of Filton, England in 1969. The Concorde went into commercial service in 1976, flying at 1,350 miles per hour. The average flight time between London and New York was 3 hours and 20 minutes, compared to more than 7 hours for a Boeing jet.

Since 1976, British Airways Concordes transported over 2.5 million customers on just under 50,000 flights.

Here are some photos to remember it by:








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