LAST FLIGHT OF THE CONCORDE REMEMBERED
Every so often we get news of something we call wildcards which we know aren’t strictly war related, but will resonate with our regular readers and you can’t get much more stunning than the mighty Concorde. I was pleasantly surprised to find one sitting next to the USS Intrepid in New York and while it was dwarfed by the grand old ship it had a firm link with many of the aircraft on the flight deck and even the space shuttle displayed in it’s own hangar on the stern.
It is ten years since this beautiful airliner made her last flight and it reminds me of the times we could set our clocks by at my in-laws house in South London when a Concorde would fly over on her way to New York at the same time almost every day. I wish I could have taken a photo of the moment to keep, but it stays with me anyway.
Haynes have both their classic Owners Workshop Manual and the beautiful Concorde: A Photographic History available and we reckon they make great Christmas presents. So if you like your aviation but want something a bit different then they might be just be what you’re looking for. We got a copy of Jonathan Falconer’s photographic book and it is a stunner. We’ve seen other titles by him and can attest to the quality of this one. Both books aren’t new, but we don’t blame them for highlighting the fact they are still available.
Go to http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StoreCatalogDisplay?storeId=10001&catalogId=10001