|BCON008||30 Years Since Concorde's First Flight to Singapore, unsigned||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BCON008S||30 Years Since Concorde's First Flight to Singapore, signed by Captain Jock Lowe||£30.00||Buy Now|
|BCON008S3||30 Years Since Concordes First Flight to Singapore, signed by Jeremy Rendall & Richard Routledge||£30.00||Limited Availability|
|BCON008S6||30 Years Since Concordes First Flight to Singapore, signed Thompson, Baillie and Edmondson||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BCON008SET||30 Years Since Concorde's First Flight to Singapore Set of 3 unsigned covers||£50.00||Buy Now|
Issue Date: 09/12/2007
Issue Name: 30 Years Since Concorde's First Flight to Singapore
Producer: Buckingham Covers
We produced a series of 5 covers to mark the 30th Anniversary of Concorde's maiden flights. This is the 4th cover in the series, commemorating the first Concorde passenger flight to Singapore. This striking cover has both a stamp and label from our third and final Concorde sheet.
A limited number were signed by distinguished former senior Concorde pilot, Jock Lowe. Lowe is the ex Chief Pilot of British Airways with over 5,000 hours of flying experience on Concorde. Lowe is also a familiar face and voice through his numerous appearances on TV and radio. It is also available double signed by Captain Jeremy Rendall and Captain Richard Routledge, or triple signed by Captain Adrian Thompson, Captain Andrew Baillie and Captain David Edmondson.
Concorde first flew on test flights in 1969, but it was not until 5th December 1975 that she received her British Certificate of Airworthiness. There were still many obstacles to overcome, not the least of which was that the House of Representatives in Washington voted by 199 to 198 to put a six month ban on Concorde landing in the USA. British Airways and Air France had planned six flights a day to New York and Washington so this was a huge blow.
There was a breakthrough on the 4th February 1976, when William Coleman, US Secretary of Transportation approved both companies to operate two Concorde services each per day to New York and one service each per day to Washington for a trial period of 16 months. On the 13th February, the second British Airways Concorde G-BOAC (204) was delivered, but there was another blow to come. On 11th March, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey banned Concorde from landing at its airports.
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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.
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.