Making its first flight on February 27, 1975, Filton-built Concorde G-BOAC (c/n 204) was initially used for Certificate of Airworthiness and airline route-proving trials, becoming the first aircraft ever to make four crossings of the Atlantic in one day, on September 1, 1975. “Alpha Charlie” became the second example of the iconic supersonic airliner to join the British Airways fleet in February 1976, and earned the distinction of being the first Concorde on a commercial service to land on US soil, at Washington DC’s Dulles Airport on May 24 the same year. After completing some 22,260 hours of flying for BA, including some 6,761 supersonic flights, G-BOAC was finally retired in October 2003, and is now on display at Manchester Airport’s Viewing Park in the UK.
BobH (verified owner) –
Ordered this on Thursday 15th December, and it arrived today, very well packed and in perfect condition -19th Dec. The detail on the ‘mini-edition’ is excellent. I am sure it has all the ‘appendages’ like radio aerials, and many others on the fuselage. For me this is the perfect size to fit in with the other aircraft I have that I built. It is a bit of an extravegance for me, but sometimes you have to treat yourself, when you can.