Ultra Swank - Retro Adventures

The Concorde’s Maiden Flight in 1969

Written by Christopher • 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)


A Swedish expatriate and founder of Ultra Swank. Chris loves showcasing his passion for mid-century design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and modernist architecture. He's also renowned as a connoisseur of easy-listening music from the 60s and 70s.

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