Today marks the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of Concorde 002 and in recognition of this momentous day, Sally Edmondson shares a personal memory. As a Concorde enthusiast, I am luckier than most; I flew on her three times and my late stepfather was Chief Test Pilot, Brian Trubshaw. It grieves me to say... Continue Reading →
On the 9th April 1969, as Concorde 002 was rolled out on to the tarmac, test pilot Brian Trubshaw had made a decision. If there was no failure flag he would just keep on going and that is exactly what happened.
I love flying, but my knowledge of aircraft is on a par with my knowledge of motor vehicles ... zilch. I view them as a way to get from A to B. Yet, some time ago, I actually fell in love with an aircraft - Concorde. OK it is fair to say that a member of my family... Continue Reading →