Advertisements

50th Anniversary of the first flight of 002 – A Concorde Memory

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 →

Advertisements

Concorde – A Sleek Miracle of Modern Technology

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.

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 Trubshaw was recorded as saying: "It was an awesome experience for myself and my... Continue Reading →

Will there ever be another Concorde?

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 →

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: