|BCON026A||25th Ann First Chartered Flight to New Zealand (7th April), unsigned||£19.95||Buy Now|
|BCON026||25th Ann First Chartered Flight to New Zealand (6th April), unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BCON026AS||25th Ann First Chartered Flight to New Zealand (7th April), Signed Captain John Chorley||£31.95||Buy Now|
|BCON026S||25th Ann First Chartered Flight to New Zealand (6th April), Signed Captain John Chorley||£31.95||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 05/04/2011
Issue Name: 25th Anniversary of Concorde G-BOAB First Chartered Flight to New Zealand
Producer: Buckingham Covers
We always knew that Concorde was going to be special, but the first chartered flight to New Zealand in 1986 was a truly phenomenal event. Most people can be considered lucky to catch a glimpse of Halley's comet in their lifetime, but how lucky would all those passengers have been who caught sight of the comet from the seats of G-BOAB! To commemorate this truly unique occasion, we have produced this fantastic commemorative cover, flown to New Zealand and back on exactly the same dates as the original flight.
It features a 1st class Concorde stamp and Heathrow, London postmark (5th April, 2011), postmarked on the orignal day of departure from the UK to New Zealand, and it has been doubled with a single New Zealand Royal Wedding stamp and postmark, on either the original day of arrival (6th April), or the original day of departure back to the UK (7th April), and it is available signed by Concorde Pilot Captain John Chorley.
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of a Concorde First
Halley's Comet. It is the only short-period comet clearly visible to the naked eye from Earth, and being visible every 75 to 76 years, most people are lucky to see it once in their lifetime. However, to coincide with it's appearance in 1986, the very first chartered Concorde flight to New Zealand flew over the Indean Ocean at the same time as it was visible! It makes us go green with envy to think of the extremely lucky few who were able to see the comet from within the cabin of G-BOAB, on her first flight to New Zealand. However, passengers may have been even more surprised at the spectacle upon their arrival in New Zealand, as a large number of spectators came to catch their very first glimpse of the supersonic design feat. An occassion worthy of a commemoration if there ever was one!
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