|BCON010||Concorde Duxford 30th Anniversary Special, unsigned||£25.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 20/08/2007
Issue Name: Concorde Duxford 30th Anniversary Special
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Concorde G-AXDN (101) first flew on 17th December 1971 from Filton and was retired to the Imperial War Museum Duxford, England, where it landed on 20th August 1977, having made 269 flights (632 hours), of which 168 flights were supersonic.
Our tribute cover features a stamp and label from our Concorde stamp sheet along with a Heathrow Airport postmark (20th August, 2007). It has been doubled with three 1969 Concorde stamps and special 'Concorde 101 (01) retired to Duxford 20th August 1977' cachet.
Concorde flew faster than the speeed of rotation of the earth. It was like a time machine. If the plane left London at 10.30am it arrived in New York at 9.30am the same day. The invention of Concorde was a huge step forward in aviation.
Just twenty years after the sound barrier was first broken Concorde ws designed and built to carry 100 passengers at Mach 2, faster than a speeding bullet, in comfort across the Atlantic. From the cockpit 11 miles above the gorund, the pilots could see the curvature of the earths surface. Apart from spy planes no one flew higher.
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