Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: The final example to be built and last to fly

Airliner World visits Aerospace Bristol to explore G-BOAF, 20 years after her final flight

It’s November 26, 2003. Around a month after three British Airways Concorde aircraft landed back at London’s Heathrow Airport on their final revenue flights, something was stirring. While the supersonic superstar might have finished carrying fare-paying passengers, there was one more assignment left for G-BOAF to perform: fly home.

Riding high into the sunset...
Riding high into the sunset... Flint


Bristol born and bred

Alpha Foxtrot (c/n 216), the last example to roll off the production line, took its maiden flight on April 20, 1979, wearing the registration G-BFKX. The airframe had been built by the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) at Bristol/Filton in 1978, alongside sistership 214. Both were constructed with no customer orders after prospective buyers – including Singapore Airlines and British Caledonian – had fallen by the wayside.

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