VIDEO We can’t get enough! Concorde G-BOAG takeoff from Heathrow at Night

The supersonic Concorde jet was only in passenger service for 27 years after its first commercial flight on Jan. 21, 1976, but it left quite a mark on travelers – especially those who now long for a more luxurious flying experience. Flights on that first day took passengers from London Heathrow to Bahrain and from Paris to Rio de Janeiro.

Few facts about Concorde:

  • Concorde was Supersonic only 11 minutes after takeoff.
  • Concorde  holds the record for the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by a civil aircraft: New York to London, on February 7 1996, took just 2h52m59s!
  • Concorde had a take-off speed of 220 knots and a cruising speed of more than twice the speed of sound.

British Airways Concorde G-BOAG departing from Heathrow Airport London at Night with afterburners:

Concorde Breaking the Sound Barrier (turn speakers up!):

The Very Last British Airways concorde Take off from JFK Airport (USA) on24th October 2003:

Concorde Flight-New York to London with detailed Captain’s commentary 2003: