Concorde

A supersonic passenger-carrying commercial airplane. Flown between 1969 and 2003.

Concorde take-off Feature Premium

What it was like to fly on Concorde

From 1993 to 2003, Andreas Spaeth flew on Concorde eight times. In this extract from his new book, he shares a unique insight into the supersonic airliner with this personal account of a journey that took place not long before the type’s retirement

Feature Premium

Inside the world's most significant collection of British airliners

Duxford is home to the world’s most significant collection of British-built airliners. Martin Needham pays a visit to the Cambridgeshire airfield in the first of a special two-part report

Feature Premium

Mach-maker extraordinaire

Concorde courses through Katie John’s mind in words, images and memories in her six-decade history of the ”beautiful white bird” of supersonic flight

Bringing Concorde to a new generation

Key.Aero chats to retired flight attendant Sandie Petch about the wonders of the iconic supersonic aircraft

Feature Premium

How did the Tupolev Tu-144 compare to Concorde?

At the height of the Cold War, the East and West drew battle lines across land, resources, and technology. The supersonic passenger aircraft was a technological marvel whose race to production status echoed the state of warfare between the two superpowers. So, which was better: the European Concorde or the Russian Tu-144?

Feature Premium

The view from across the Atlantic

German aviation journalist Andreas Spaeth shares his personal account of visiting Concorde at Heathrow on the day the United States came under attack in 2001

Feature Premium

A Concorde freighter? The variants that never were

Key.Aero reveals the two ‘other’ models of the iconic supersonic airliner that never left the drawing board

Feature Premium

RED EXPRESS

Piotr Butowski reveals the story behind the Soviets’ legendary supersonic airliner that challenged Concorde

WATCH: A captain’s view of nose droop procedure on world’s fastest Concorde

Key.Aero gained privileged access to Duxford’s Concorde and captured the world-famous nose droop from inside the cockpit

A droop-nosed Concorde lines up ready for take-off at Fairford. Below, a take-off from Heathrow. Note the small, twin-wheeled tail bumper beneath the rear fuselage. Feature Premium

Read one of the first ever Concorde flight reports

This is how the legendary Bill Gunston described his 3.5-hr flight from London to Tehran in Concorde G-BBDG back in 1976