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    Concorde's Last Flight (Full Documentary)

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    This is a film about the rise and fall of the world's first supersonic passenger jet - Concorde. From the moment that it hit the skies in 1969, Concorde was instantly iconic. Considered the thoroughbred of aircraft, it flew the rich and famous across the Atlantic in just 3 hours and forty-five minutes - with an impeccable safety record.

    Until... On July 25th 2000, a freak chain of events just outside Paris caused a catastrophic accident: Concorde's first fatality in 27 years of service killed 115 people, and those devastating 120 seconds of flight marked the end of the supersonic era.

    Concorde time line:

    • December 11, 1967: First prototype unveiled in Toulouse, France
    • March 2, 1969: Concorde flies for the first time, from Toulouse
    • October 1, 1969: First supersonic flight
    • September 13, 1970: First landing at Heathrow
    • September 26, 1973: First non-stop flight across the Atlantic
    • November 23, 1973: Prince Philip flies Concorde for the first time
    • January 21, 1976: First commercial flight
    • November 22, 1977: BA and Air France start services to New York
    • July 13, 1985: Phil Collins uses Concorde so he can sing at the US and UK Live Aid charity concerts on the same day
    • July 25, 2000: Air France Concorde crashes near Paris, killing 113 people
    • August 15, 2000: BA takes Concorde out of service
    • November 7, 2001: Passenger services resume after safety improvements
    • April 10, 2003: Concorde retirement announced by BA and Air France
    • May 31, 2003: Last Air France Concorde flight
    • October 24, 2003: Last BA Concorde flight


    Duration:

    1 hour 13 minutes


    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Thanks for sharing the docu ...

    Back in the late 80's - early 90's i worked near the Dulles Airport in Washington's nearby Virginia suburbs...
    I knew the head chef of the Air France Concorde food concession (a friend of my lovely French sister-in-law) ... He took me on a personal tour of his kitchens and also a brief tour of the parked supper sonic airliner awaiting its refurbishments for its return flight to Paris ... I only wish i knew then what was to come ... Because i would of most definitely forked over the funds in purchasing a luxurious round trip ticket !

    But all is still not lost ... Note here is a related item from earlier in the year, which indicates
    a firm promise to startup and continue this amazing flying enterprise ...



    Virgin is working on supersonic jets that can fly from New York to London in 3.5 hours
    Last edited by Gio, 12th October 2016 at 09:03. Reason: correct spelling

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