First flight takes off

On this day in 1969, the first trial flight of Concorde took place from Bristol- Concorde’s final flight was on 24th October 2003.

Top speed: 2,179 km/h
First flight: March 2, 1969
Number built: 20 (inc. 6 non-commercial aircraft)
Program cost: £1.3 billion
National origin: United Kingdom and France
Produced: 1965–1979
Status: Retired
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