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Concorde

By Brian Trubshaw

9780750989022

ISBN: 9780750989022

Published: 01-02-2019


Concorde

By Brian Trubshaw

ISBN: 9780750989022

Published: 01-02-2019

About This Book

The name Concorde inspires images of a sleek, space-age marvel of modern technology cutting through the stratosphere at twice the speed of sound – London to New York in half the time it takes the average jumbo jet. The Concorde project was a venture of colossal proportions. Its achievement has been hailed by many as truly marvellous, yet its development phase was far from being a smooth ride. Many challenges and difficulties had to be overcome, and every member of the team experienced frustration and disappointment along the way. As Chief Test Pilot for BAC in the 1960s, Brian Trubshaw was closely involved with the Anglo-French Concorde programme. He flew the British prototype of the world’s first (and only) supersonic passenger transport aircraft from Filton in 1969 on its maiden flight and remained a key member of the Concorde flight-test programme after the aircraft entered airline service in 1976. Trubshaw’s account provides a rare insight into the trials and tribulations in achieving this vision, from the cripplingly high development and construction costs to sales and post-delivery modifications, with fascinating photographs giving the reader a truly all-round look at one of the world’s best-known aircraft.

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