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Some Key Facts

  • Concorde was made jointly by the British and the French
  • Concorde was a supersonic passenger airliner. This meant it could carry passengers faster than the speed of sound
  • Concorde could travel at a maximum speed of 1522.4 miles per hour
  • Concorde was originally due to fly on 28 February 1968 and so the new stamps were ready for that date
  • The first actual flight of Concorde was on 2 March 1969 and the British stamps were issued on Monday 3 March
  • France had its own commemorative stamps for the event
  • The stamps were withdrawn from circulation in 1976
  • Concorde was taken out of service in 2003 because of a change in the public attitude towards flying after 11 September and the one and only crash of Concorde in 2000
  • Concorde’s last flight took place on 24 October 2003
  • To fly on Concorde was seen to be a real privilege and often only very rich people could afford it
  • Concorde was seen as such an important national icon that it occasionally made flypasts at important events and airshows, sometimes with the Red Arrows

Inside the Concorde

concorde Resources | ZDNet

Capt Mike Bannister

Capt Mike Bannister
Capt Mike Bannister on Concorde’s flight-deck in happier times. (Photo, BA).

Concorde retirement

Seconds from Disaster - Concorde Crash

Close-up of Concorde's flight control panel.

Concord Take off

British Airways Concorde - Last Ever British Take-Off

Tuesday, December 16, 2008