Concorde – First To Last: A new film tribute

The 150-minute film, priced £14.95, is available as a DVD or an HD stream from

Concorde – First To Last, sponsored by ten members of the Bristol Aero Collection Trust, including Sir George White, great-grandson of the Bristol Aeroplane Company’s founder, uses rare archive footage to chronicle this fascinating story. Test pilots Godfrey Auty and Brian Trubshaw are seen pushing the limits of speed to far exceed the sound barrier and pave the way for an aircraft that shrank the globe and turned heads wherever she flew.

Behind the scenes in the Filton and Patchway factories, the designers of the airframe and the engine reveal their secrets and the shopfloor workers tell of their pride in helping to make this Anglo-French project a reality. The first flights from Toulouse and Bristol in 1969 are shown as is the final flight on November 26, 2003, when Concorde Alpha-Foxtrot returned to her birthplace at Filton.

Concorde in action
Concorde in action John Dibbs via Bellevue Films

British Airways Chief Pilot Les Brodie, who was at the controls, tells of his emotions as he made a farewell flypast over the North Somerset coast and the Clifton Suspension Bridge to land in front of a crowd of thousands. Alpha-Foxtrot is then seen in the purpose-built hangar, where she has become the star attraction in the Aerospace Bristol museum.

There is also the chance to watch a British Airways journey from Heathrow to New York on the flight deck of Concorde Alpha-Foxtrot. A further 90 minutes of bonus extras, include Concorde Around The World, a continent-to-continent account of a never-to-be-repeated journey, and a flight deck tour of Concorde Alpha-Charlie in Manchester.

The new DVD 'Concorde – First To Last '
The new DVD 'Concorde – First To Last ' Bellevue Films