Concorde takes off maiden flight
MARCH 2: On March 2nd 1969, Concorde made its maiden flight. The Anglo-French plane took off from Toulouse and was in the air for 27 minutes before the pilot made the decision to land. The BA concorde flew its last scheduled flight on Friday 24 October 2003. Impressive picture as the mighty Concorde 002, British prototype of the Anglo-French supersonic airliner project, takes off from Filton, Bristol, on her maiden flight.
Aviation - Concorde - Flight Deck Mock-up - British Aircraft Corporation - Filton, Bristol
The flight deck in the full-scale mock-up of the Concorde's cockpit, an Anglo-French supersonic airliner, which has been built at Filton, Bristol, works of the British Aircraft Corporation. The mock-up can be raised hydraulically to simulate the aircraft's landing attitude so that pilots can assess visibility from the cockpit in the approach to landing. The French and British governments signed an agreement in November 1962 for the joint design, development and production of the Concorde by the British Aircraft Corporation and Sud Aviation of France.
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