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50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde

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50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde, double postmarked, unsigned £75.00 Limited Availability
50th Ann of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde, single stamp cover signed by Captain Jock Lowe £85.00 Limited Availability
50th Ann Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde, alt postmark, plus Alderney stamp and postmark £95.00 Limited Availability
50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde, flown and signed by Captain Mike Bannister £175.00 Limited Availability

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  • 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde
  • Featuring the stamps torn from the miniature sheet
  • And a Heathrow Airport postmark (2nd May, 2002)
  • Doubled with a 1st class Union Jack flag stamp
  • And a Heathrow Airport alternative postmark (7th November, 2001)
  • Available signed by Captain Mike Bannister or Captain Jock Lowe

 


Issue Date: 07/11/2001

Issue Name: 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

An Anglo-French project, Concorde was developed throughout the 1960s by British and French aerospace engineers. The future donminated the revolutionary design of the sleek dart shaped plane.

Our lovely cover features the 2002 Airliners stamps torn from the miniature sheet with a Heathrow Airport postmark (2nd May, 2002). It has been doubled with a 1st class Union Jack flag stamp and "25th Anniversary Year of Supersonic Flight", Heathrow Airport alternative postmark. It is available signed by Captain Mike Bannister, or Captain Jock Lowe.

 

  • 50th Anniversary of Passenger Jet Aviation - Concorde
  • Featuring the stamps torn from the miniature sheet
  • And a Heathrow Airport postmark (2nd May, 2002)
  • Doubled with a 1st class Union Jack flag stamp
  • And a Heathrow Airport alternative postmark (7th November, 2001)
  • Available signed by Captain Mike Bannister or Captain Jock Lowe

 

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Concorde

Th first Concorde, the 001, rolled onto the tarmac in 1967, but it took two more years of testing and fine tuning the powerful engines before it made its maiden flight on March 2nd 1969 over France.

In 1972 the plane's future looked bright. More that a dozen airlines had placed orders for the aircraft, and even at a staggering $3.5 billion development cost, France and Britain expected to recoup their investment. But a year later, the Arab oil embargo hit the fuel guzzling Concorde hard, as the price of fuel spiralled and prospective buyers dropped out. Eventually the British and French governments were forced to write off the cost of the plane's production. Only 20 were ever built, though the original plan was for 300.

 

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Mike Bannister is an airline pilot. He is most famous as the Chief Pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet, a post which he held from 1995 until its withdrawal from service in 2003.

 

Jock Lowe is a distinguished former senior Concorde pilot and Director of Flight Operations for British Airways. He was elected as Master of the Guild of Air Pilots.

 

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