Right this moment marks 50 years because the maiden voyage of Concorde from Toulouse, south-west France.
The Anglo-French engineering marvel and worldwide model icon, able to crossing the Atlantic in lower than three hours, was constructed collectively in Toulouse and in Filton, close to Bristol.
Toulouse was then the situation from the place the primary take a look at flight of Concorde 001 took off, when it reached a velocity of 250 knots and an altitude of 10,000 ft.
Concorde was the primary main cooperative enterprise between Britain and France and was so named after the French phrase concorde and English phrase harmony, each which means settlement, concord and union.
Manufactured by French agency, Aerospatiale, and the British Plane Company, a complete of 20 Concorde plane have been inbuilt Toulouse and it’s a piece of historical past that the aviation business cherishes.
To mark the anniversary, Toulouse’s Musée Aeroscopia might be internet hosting occasions together with guided excursions and talks, inventive workshops, movies and exhibitions, plus flight simulator classes and Concorde paper-plane-making workshops for youngsters.
Guests can have the uncommon probability to board the airplane and sit within the cockpit of the Concorde F-BVFC, an plane that completed an around-the-world flight of 51,354 kilometres in 37 hours and 25 minutes.
The museum may even host an distinctive night occasion, with a cocktail reception, alternatives to fulfill alumni members of the Concorde flight programme and an public sale of Concorde collectibles from the museum.
Go to the official web site for extra info.
Photographs courtesy: Chloé Sabatier