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British Design Classics - Concorde

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British Design Classics - Concorde, with Filton postmark, unsigned £20.00 Buy Now
British Design Classics - Concorde, with alternative Filton, Bristol postmark, unsigned £25.00 Limited Availability
British Design Classics - Concorde, signed Michel Retif £35.00 Buy Now
British Design Classics - Concorde, signed by Michel Retif and 3 Flight Engineers £75.00 Buy Now

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  • British Design Classics - Concorde
  • Featuring a stunning image of Concorde
  • With a special se-tenant block of 4 Concorde stamps
  • And a Filton, Bristol postmark (13th January, 2009)
  • Available signed by Michel Retif


Issue Date: 13/01/2009

Issue Name: British Design Classics - Concorde

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

A Design Classic of the Winged Variety. The alternative cover for our Design Classics issue is a tribute to Concorde. This stylish cover features the sleek profile of the aircraft and is accompanied by a special se-tenant block of four stamps. It was postmarked at Filton, destination of her final flight, and is available signed by Michel Retif.

 

  • British Design Classics - Concorde
  • Featuring a stunning image of Concorde
  • With a special se-tenant block of 4 Concorde stamps
  • And a Filton, Bristol postmark (13th January, 2009)
  • Available signed by Michel Retif

 

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40th Anniversary of Concorde

British technology minister Anthony Wedgewod Benn announced at Toulouse on the first roll out of the French Concorde 001, that from now on the British aircraft would also be called Concorde. The 'e' he said stood for 'excellence, England, Europe and entente'.

On 2nd March 1969, Concorde prototype 001, registered as F-WTSS, now packed with ten tons of test instruments, flew for the very first time. At 15.40 hours, captained by chief test pilot Andre Turcat, Concorde 001 started its first take off run, with afterburners lit, the four Olympus 593 engines briskly accelerated the aircraft, and after 4,477 feet of runway and at a speed of 205 knots captain Turcat, flying manually throughout, rotated 001. The aircraft climbed steeply away accompanied by two chase aircraft, one taking film and the other to serve the callibration of Concorde's airspeed indication systems. For this historic flight the landing gear was left in the down position and the 'droop-snoot' nose left lowered. Accompanying Andre Turcat that day was co-pilot Jacques Guignard, and engineer observer Henri Perrier and Michel Retif. At 16:08 hours Concorde 001 mad a perfect landing.

 

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Michel Retif, a former flight Engineer, put his expertise at the service of civil aviation after the Second World War.  He flew on Concorde and Caravelle.

 

 

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