Concorde G-BBDG @ Brooklands Museum.

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G Lokey on July 7, 2014

This was the first British production Concorde and the first aircraft ever to carry 100 passengers at twice the speed of sound. Along with the French Concorde F-WTSB it was used to enable sufficient testing to allow for the Concorde fleet to receive certification. It was stored at Filton airfield from the mid-eighties to 2003 when it was transported by road to Brooklands. It first flew on the 13th February 1974 and its main uses were finalising the Concorde design before the other aircraft entered passenger service. It flew a total of 1282 hours and 9 minutes and its final flight was 24th December 1981. It never entered service with British Airways but was the source of spare parts.

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  • Uploaded on July 6, 2014
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    by G Lokey
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