October 24, 2006

Last Flight of The Concord


The last commercial flight of supersonic jet airliner Concorde happened today, October 24th in 2003. A British/French collaboration, Concorde represented a huge leap forward in commercial air travel with passengers being ferried around the globe at speeds up to Mach 2 (2140kmph or 1330mph), which meant flight times of around three hours from London to New York. However, a crash in July 2000 and an ageing fleet of aircraft meant that the days of supersonic passenger flying would soon be over. The remaining aircraft mostly ended up in museums where they rapidly became popular exhibits, such as the one at Scotland's East Fortune Museum of Flight.

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