Classic Aircraft


Concorde


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G-AXDN

Pictured at Farnborough in 1974, Concorde 02 G-AXDN was the first pre-production model to fly and is now on display at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

G-BBDG

Concorde 202 G-BBDG on static display at Farnborough in 1976. This was the first British production standard model although it never saw airline use instead being used as a source of spares for other Concorde's.

G-BOAA Farnborough 1980

Concorde 206 G-BOAA pictured at Farnborough in 1980 and showing the 2nd of the four main schemes used during BA service with the dropping of the word 'airways' from the airline title but the retention of the original colours. This was the first example to enter service with BA and the aircraft that flew the inaugural service to Bahrain on 21st January 1976.

G-BOAB Farnborough 1994

Concorde 208 G-BOAB is shown departing the 1994 Farnborough air show. The aircraft wears the Landor BA livery that became the 3rd scheme used by the airline.

G-BOAB Fairford 1996

G-BOAB pictured again during take-off at Fairford in July 1996.

G-BOAB Fairford 1996

G-BOAB on climb out from Fairford.

G-BOAB Fairford 1996

G-BOAB returns to Fairford on completion of a special charter. Note the tyre smoke from the touchdown.

G-BOAC Farnborough 1996

The oldest of the airworthy Concorde's until their final retirement was 204 G-BOAC, shown here landing at a fairly gloomy Farnborough in 1996.

G-BOAF Fairford 1997

The final BA and perhaps the best looking 'Chatham' scheme is shown to good effect by Concorde 216 G-BOAF as it arrives at Fairford in 1997. This was the final Concorde built and first flown on 20th April 1979. In comparison, Air France only made very subtle changes to its aircraft colour schemes during their operational service.

G-BOAF Fairford 1997

G-BOAF Fairford 1997

Two shots of G-BOAF departing on the Saturday of RIAT '97 for a 'Bay of Biscay' charter flight.

G-BOAF Fairford 1997

G-BOAF departing Fairford on the Sunday of RIAT '97.

Heathrow 17/03/02

A BA Concorde sits on the ramp at London-Heathrow on the morning of 17th March 2002.

G-BOAE

Pictured on 24th October 2003, the final day of commercial Concorde operations, Concorde 212 G-BOAE taxies towards the the holding point of Heathrow's runway 27R for its 1030 departure to Edinburgh.

G-BOAE

Later in the day at around 4pm, G-BOAE returned to Heathrow, with two other Concorde's, G-BOAF that had undertaken a supersonic flight around the Bay of Biscay and G-BOAG operating the final BA002 flight from New York. G-BOAF is seen here in the distance.

G-BOAG

The final ever commercial Concorde flight to land, Concorde 214 G-BOAG lands at Heathrow completing the last arrival from New York.

G-BOAG

The 'future flies into the past'. G-BOAG is inches away from its final commercial service landing, so completing the supersonic history of Concorde.

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