Issue Date: 23/10/2003
Issue Name: Concorde Final Flight London to New York Carried Cover
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Dazzling cover and one of our all time greats. This tribute to Concorde was genuinely flown on her final transatlantic flight from London to New York. It features our choice of 1st class stamp along with a Heathrow, Hounslow postmark, and has been doubled with three 1969 Concorde stamps. It includes a 'flown on board the final flight London -New York' cachet and is available signed by Captain Adrian Thompson.
The End of an Era - Concorde Supersonic flights ends in October 2003
Airbus Industries passed the death sentence on Concorde when they said they could not back up the maintenance of the Concorde fleet. Air France ended service dramatically on the 14th May and British Airways announced that the final passenger flight would be on October 24th. Concorde first flew on 2nd March 1969. The test pilot was the famous Brian Trubshaw. Britian issued three stamps to honour this historic event.
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Former British Airways Concorde Captain Adrian Thompson flew the very last commercial Concorde service, which was the BA001 London to New York, on 23rd October 2003, the evening before she was retired.