British Airways

The story of the four British Airways Concorde Supersonic Airliners that flew in formation on Christmas Eve

The story of the four British Airways Concorde Supersonic Airliners that flew in formation on Christmas Eve

On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger… Read More

3 months ago

When a British Airways Captain got sucked out of a BAC One-Eleven a flight attendant grabbed his legs and avoided him going out completely

With the captain pinned against the window frame for twenty minutes, the first officer landed at Southampton Airport. British Airways… Read More

8 months ago

‘It was not a true luxury experience:’ Air Traffic Controller describes what it was really like flying on the Concorde Supersonic Airliner

Flying on the Concorde supersonic airliner was different, but not a true luxury experience. The Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde was a British-French… Read More

11 months ago

Braniff Airways was the only US airline to operate the Concorde supersonic airliner (but at subsonic speeds)

Due to the American noise regulations, Braniff Airways Concorde supersonic airliners were limited to Mach 0.95 yet they flew at… Read More

1 year ago

The story of British Airways Flight 9, the Boeing 747 that lost all four engines due to volcanic ash (yet it landed safely)

British Airways Boeing 747 flight BA 009, flown by Captain Eric Moody, lost thrust from all four engines at 37,000ft.… Read More

1 year ago

How Singapore Airlines became the third airline in the world (after British Airways and Air France) to operate Concorde supersonic airliner

Concorde G-BOAD proudly displayed the Singapore Airlines livery, but only on the left side of the fuselage, as the right… Read More

2 years ago

Not a single photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2 exists. Here’s why.

Supercruising at Mach 2.0 for hours to traverse the Atlantic, Concorde could effectively outrun a nuclear blast and catch up… Read More

2 years ago

That time two Concorde supersonic airliners landed simultaneously at Orlando International Airport (and cooked the runway when they took off)

The British Airways and Air France Concorde supersonic airliners approached from the south and touched down next to each other… Read More

2 years ago

Video shows the rollout of Boom Supersonic XB-1, the demonstrator of Overture, the world’s fastest airliner

The XB-1 is now set to complete its ongoing, extensive ground test program before heading to Mojave, California in 2021… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why Pepsi Blue Paint Limited Concorde to Mach 1.7

Air France received approval to paint the Concorde fuselage in blue, but were advised to keep the wings in white… Read More

3 years ago

British Airways flight to Düsseldorf mistakenly lands in Edinburgh, 525 miles away from destination

"Can you please explain how can my morning flight taking off from LCY to Düsseldorf land in Edinburgh? While an interesting… Read More

4 years ago

British Airways to unveil Boeing 747 in retro BOAC Paint Scheme

The BOAC 747 will be the first aircraft to receive a popular design from British Airways’ past As part of… Read More

4 years ago

Here’s the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed

The Concorde had to slow down from Mach 2 to Mach 1.5-1.6 so that the Tornado crew could get the… Read More

5 years ago


This was the most Concorde ever photographed together until late 2000, when all 7 British Airways aircraft were brought together… Read More

5 years ago


Concorde flew regular transatlantic flights in less than half the time of other airliners Taken on Mar. 2, 1969, the… Read More

6 years ago