Concorde Museum Guided tour included
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The Concorde Story
"Design an aircraft that is capable of carrying one hundred passengers at twice the speed of sound"
Not only was Concorde an engineering marvel, she was an icon of beauty, style, and in her own way, a brand. Every aspect of the aircraft was designed for aerodynamic efficiency, and yet the outcome became something truly elegant; instantly recognisable all over the world.
Concorde was a cliché queen; flying on the edge of space, faster than a rifle bullet, and from her windows you could see the curvature of the Earth, these things usually only possible whilst wearing a G suit, oxygen mask, and sitting on an ejector seat! Concorde was able to overtake the sun, and in some months, one could arrive before they set off - you could literally 'buy back time'.
"Faster than a rifle bullet - Overtake the Sun"
The supersonic airliner was a joint venture between Great Britain and France and the first UK meeting took place at Brooklands Museum. It took the resources of two nations to design, build and fly the supersonic passenger jet, and in her 27 years of passenger service, over 2.5 million people flew on Concorde.
Concorde made the world smaller, with a flight from London Heathrow to New York taking around 3 hours, compared to the usual 8 hours.