The National Museum of Flight in East Fortune is preparing for an influx of visitors as Concorde celebrates a number of significant milestones.
This week marks the 40th anniversary of the iconic aircraft’s record-breaking first non-stop transatlantic crossing from the USA.
Travelling at an average speed of 954 mph, the French-built version of the aircraft took just three hours and 33 minutes to fly from Washington DC to Paris, halving the previous record by a transatlantic airliner.
Retired in 2003 – when the standard fare from London to New York was £6,636 – Concorde’s last commercial flight took place a decade ago on October 24, followed by its last ever flight on November 26.
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