The Concorde was/is Unique in that it was the first supersonic airplane capable of transporting people like a regular jet airliner. To take a flight in it was on my bucket list, but sadly, that won’t come to pass. But my father-in-law had the honor of flying it a few times, including on its last flight from Paris to Toulouse. He designed parts of the Concorde and still is invited to lecture about it internationally to this day.
My husband grew up under the brilliant shadow of Concorde and was on the field the day of its first flight. On our walls, we have the photos that he took with his little camera on take-off and landing.
We all know of the tragedy that cut its life short (even though it has been proved without a doubt that there was no fault in the Concorde aircraft), however, it still remains a symbol, like the first space flight, of what humans are capable of doing.
First flight of the Concorde
Now the Concorde’s place is in a new flight museum in Blagnac, France, Aeroscopia. My father-in-law took my husband and our nephews to visit it last year. The museum is constantly updating, but the Concorde holds its position as star of the show no matter its colleagues accompanying it inside and out.
I hope you enjoy the photos they took while there…
|In all its beauty|
André Turcatthe pilot in the video who was the first to fly the Concorde
|My father-in-Law, Dudley Collard worked to create this shape of the wing|
|Three of the Collard men!|
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Photos by Buie-Collard