A flight on Concorde was my ultimate aspirational commercial airline flight. It was about the only way ordinary civilians could break the sound barrier. Concorde had a maximum cruise speed of Mach 2.04, just over twice the speed of sound. That was one flying goal I never reached. I photographed this Air France Concorde on static display at Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport (CDG).
F-BVFF (215) first flew on 26 December 1978 from Toulouse to Paris. It last flew on a charter flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle on 11 June 2000 after recording a total of 12,421 hours in its flight log.
Final Flight – 11th June 2000 – AF4586 Charter
Hours Flown – 12,421 Hrs
Landings – 4,259
Max Cruise: Mach 2.04 (2,179kph, 1,354mph)
Supersonic Flights – 3,734
Were you fortunate enough to fly on a Concorde or see one in service?
Source: heritage concorde.com