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.
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 →
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 →