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.

Air France Concorde F-BVFF at CDG.

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