Back to the future

19 Jan 2016

Forty years ago, on 21st January 1976 the world of aviation changed for ever.  The supersonic age dawned as two Concordes took off simultaneously from Paris and London.  Everyone assumed it ushered in a new golden age of air travel, where it would take little over 3 hours to cross the Atlantic.

Sadly, like so many predictions, it seems to have been a bit ahead of its time!

Nonetheless, happy birthday Concorde.  You were a thing of beauty and made many small boys’ hearts beat faster as you passed overhead.


Written by  David Goudge