The inside story of Concorde's first airline flight

On 2nd March 1969, Concorde made its first flight. But the path to its service entry had not been an easy one. In 1976, it reached its conclusion. Aeroplane talked to the last surviving flight crew member from British Airways’ inaugural flight

Three, two, one… Brakes released. Full power. Clock started. Engines spooled up. Afterburners lit. Green lights showing everything OK. Go!

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