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: