Thursday, March 2, 2017

The day Concorde flew

On this day, March 2, 1969 Concorde took to the skies over France for the first time. It was piloted by Andre Turcat.

It flew at supersonic speed for the first time the following October.

The aricraft, powered by Rolls-Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 engines, was a joint Franco-British project.

The plane was taken out of srvice on October 24, 2003.

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