Tag: Concorde

Author of SR-71's most stolen picture explains how he got the shot of the ultimate Blackbird super-low knife edge pass
“The photo in this post came about because my young nephew at the time, was madly interested in aeroplanes, particularly Blackbird,” Robin Harbour. Although I’ve never made any money from my photographs, I have always been aware of copyright issues and feel that every photograph should carry the photographers name with it as proof of...
Supersonic DC-8, i.e. the Concorde wasn’t the first Airliner to Break the Sound Barrier
Chuck Yeager, the first person to ever go supersonic in 1947, escorted the DC-8 during its supersonic flight in an F-104 On Aug. 21, 1961, a jet designed for commercial use became the first airliner to go supersonic. And it wasn't the famous Concorde, which wouldn't break the sound barrier until an...
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 shot Taken in April 1985 the cool photo in this post is the only picture of Concorde flying at supersonic speed. The image was taken by Adrian Meredith who was flying a Royal Air Force (RAF) Tornado jet during a rendezvous...
Some photos of L-2000, the Lockheed Mach 3 airliner that never was
Lockheed proposed two L-2000 versions, the L-2000-7A, an intercontinental model for up to 266 passengers and the slightly larger, 308-passenger L-2000-7B for domestic use Appeared on Code One Magazine the interesting photos in this post feature the L-2000, the Lockheed concept for US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supersonic Transport, or SST, program. In June 1964, Lockheed was one of two competitors...
Putin suggests civilian supersonic transport based on Tu-160 bomber
Putin was at Gorbunov air plant in Kazan to see a demonstration flight of the Tu-160M2 when he made the suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested to United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) that a civilian supersonic airliner based on the Tu-160 bomber should be developed. As reported by Sputniknews, remembering the fate of the Tu-144, the USSR's answer to the British-French Concorde supersonic passenger...
Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft restored
The work on Tu-144 exterior has been completed while that on the aircraft cabin is yet to begin According to News in Flight, the first stage of restoration of Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport aircraft (SST) has recently been completed. As the photo in this post shows the aircraft stands near the building of Kazan Aviation Institute (KAI) on Chetaeva Street...
That time four British Airways Concorde supersonic airliners flew in formation on Christmas Eve
This was the most Concorde ever photographed together until late 2000, when all 7 British Airways aircraft were brought together for the first and only time On Christmas Eve 1985, a unique Concorde formation appeared in the sky. In 1986 British Airways (BA) were celebrating the upcoming 10th anniversary of launching the first regular supersonic route: London - Washington D.C. Concorde had...