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Rytis Beresnevicius

From hairdresser to Concorde pilot: remembering Barbara Harmer

On March 25, 1993, Barbara Hermer "established" a very unique and exclusive club: the club of female Concorde pilots. However, the road to becoming a pilot of the supersonic aircraft was not an easy one....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Supersonic Throwback: Concorde takes off for first test flight

On March 2, 1969, Concorde started to write its own flight log as it took off for the first time ever: the French-registered supersonic airliner completed its first test flight, starting a long and difficult testing period that would eventually end in 1976....


Rytis Beresnevicius

On this day: Concorde first landing in New York

After a lot of resistance from the local authorities and communities, Concorde was finally able to set its wheels on the landing strip at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on October 19, 1977....


Rytis Beresnevicius

Remembering Air France Flight 4590 Concorde Crash

Concorde was a true technological marvel. However, the supersonic dream ended in 2000, when Air France Flight 4590 crashed just outside Paris. We remember what happened on that day:...


Rytis Beresnevicius

Emirates Airlines To Relaunch Supersonic Concorde Service in 2022

To regain its positions as the worlds best airline, Emirates had to make a very brave move. And it did - Emirates announced that it will commence Concorde flights in 2022, with 4 routes between Dubai and cities around the world....


Clement Charpentreau

History hour: 50 years ago, the maiden flight of the Concorde

Half a century ago, one event marked the history of aviation forever. On Sunday, March 2, 1969, at 15:38, the Concorde made its first commercial flight, reaching a milestone in a fantastic journey....


AeroTime Extra

5 Aircraft Which Will Revolutionize Travel In The Future

Planes today do not create the same mass media hysteria as they did back in the 60s and 70s, with such magnificent creations as the Boeing 747 and Concorde. But yet there is a lot of exciting aircraft that will change the way we all travel!...


Rytis Beresnevicius

The Lost Brother of Concorde: The story of Tupolev Tu-144

When we hear about supersonic transport, immediately in front of our eyes there is a Concorde soaring through the skies. But the story of the Soviet supersonic jet, Tu-144 is as fascinating as the story of Concorde....


Rytis Beresnevicius

The Arrival And Departure Of Concorde. Part 3

The future looked bright. Successful tests proved that supersonic travel is a possibility in today‘s world and that the future of aviation lies in the hands of those airlines, who will fly the Concorde name in the skies. But was the future really that bright for the supersonic transport aircraft?...


Rytis Beresnevicius

The Arrival and Departure of Concorde. Part 2

With everything set in stone, it seemed like the first ever Super Sonic Transport aircraft was ready for take-off in a few years down the line. The engineers set the deadline – the long-range Concorde was going to make its maiden voyage in 1970....