ASTC fact of the week…
On this day 40 years ago in 1969, the successful maiden test flight of the legendary Concorde aircraft was completed.
The aircraft was flown from Toulouse and landed successfully 27 minutes after by French pilot Andre Turcat.
ASTC’s fact of the week
Concorde’s first flight was 40 years ago today in January 1976!
Its maiden voyage flew passengers from London to Bahrain in complete luxury, serving champagne, lobster, caviar and fillet steak during the journey.
Concorde flew passengers at supersonic speed during its lifetime, meaning a trip from London to New York was reduced from approximately seven hours to only two hours and fifty-two minutes!