The Concorde Story—The Documentary

Lunch break? Like planes? Watch this old documentary on the story of the Concorde, the first and only turbojet-powered supersonic passenger airliner in history. It was created by the French and the British. The 20 planes flew for 27 years, mainly between London Heathrow and Paris-Charles de Gaulle to New York JFK.

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It was an awesome technological feat and an economic catastrophe. After its only crash on July 25, 2000, Concorde was definitely retired on November 26, 2003. [Flight Global]

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I'll never forget seeing one of these babies up close and personal at the Seattle Air and Space Museum. An absolutely stunning airplane. The sweep of the wings and those big, futuristic-looking engines were a sight to behold. Inside, it was surprisingly cramped. But I'm sure the champagne and caviar more than made up for that.