|On November 26 2003, the last
ever flight of a Concorde took place when British Airway's Concorde G-BOAF
flew from her working home of London Heathrow to her place of birth, the
Airbus facility at Filton Airfield near Bristol.
On board were 100 BA staff who were taken on a supersonic spin around the Bay of Biscay before a fly-past of Filton Airfield, and a fly around the sky over Bristol allowing everyone in the city a view of her before being grounded forever. Pictures and video of the day's events are below.
of Concorde's final day at Filton.
This image shows British Airways Concorde G-BBDG. It was acquired by BA in 1984 to be used as a source for spare parts, thus allowing them to enter all seven of their existing aircraft into service. For two decades it sat in a hanger at Filton Airfield. With the retirement of Concorde, BA has donated this aircraft to the Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey. Brooklands are now undertaking a fundraising campaign to pay for a full restoration to her former glory. To learn more about this fund, and to make a donation, click HERE.
You can visit the Bristol Aero Collection Concorde (G-BOAF) Site to learn more and find out how to visit HERE.
All images © Stephen Daniels 2003.