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The Concorde’s Maiden Flight in 1969

Written by Christopher Alm • October 18th, 2010

The first Concorde prototype takes to the air in this British newsreel clip from 1969. The first flight with passengers took place seven years later in 1976. It flew successfully over the globe until it met its fate in 2003.

However, there are plans to take it up in the air again for the 2012 London Olympics. Until that happens – here’s the trailer for the less-than-good movie The Concorde: Airport ’79. Although the first two movies in the series should not be dismissed that fast if you are a fan of 1970s drama movies. (Via)

Christopher Alm

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Tut

    That cast! Those fx! How can it be less-than-good? :)

  • James vaughan

    ….’Airport ’79’ oh the humanity! What bad special effects- not including Charo!

  • Dean

    Nice polka dot ascot on one of the pilots.

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