On this day … 9th April 1969

On this day 47 years ago, Brian Trubshaw and John Cochrane flew the first British built Concorde 002 G-BSST from Filton, Bristol to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire.  The 22-minute flight was broadcast around the world, securing Concorde’s place in aviation history.   

Brian and John
Brian Trubshaw (left) with John Cochrane
Brian Trubshaw was recorded as saying:

“It was an awesome experience for myself and my crew”.

https://youtu.be/zfilF9IhEs0

It was an awesome aircraft which went on to fly 50,000 flights, flying more that 2.5 million passengers supersonically.

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This exceptional aircraft was designed and tested by a remarkable crew who became like family over the years.

Concorde and Team

WILL THERE EVER BE ANOTHER CONCORDE?

… Richard Branson?

Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson set to usher in new era of ‘affordable’ supersonic flights with ‘mini Concorde’

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