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31/03/2009 – 40 Years Ago This Month Airline History Was Changed With “Concorde”
Its the last day or March and it would be wrong of me not to mention that this month is the 40th Anniversary of Concorde first taking to the skies.
Concorde…and yes it is “Concorde” not “The Concorde”…was an icon of the skies, the sleek delta shaped wing and needle nose is a symbol known to nearly anyone who has taken to the skies. My childhood was spent watching the wonderful plane on final approach from my bedroom window as is crossed Sunrise Highway headed for New York’s JFK International Airport, and often taking off over the beach where I spent my childhood summers headed over the Atlantic Ocean for London and Paris.
Happy Belated Birthday Concorde…the first Concorde took flight on the 2nd of March 1969, entered operational service on the 21st of January 1976 and was retired on the 26th of November 2003 after 27 years of flying passengers in a Supersonic lap of luxury.
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(Photo Courtesy of British Airways)
(Photo Courtesy of Air France)