Celebrating Concorde’s 50th Anniversary

The world of aviation is coming together to celebrate a historic milestone: the 50th anniversary of the legendary Concorde’s maiden flight. On March 2, 1969, this supersonic jet took off for the first time, revolutionising air travel by reducing the flight time between London and New York to a mere three and a half hours.
To commemorate this groundbreaking achievement, museums, airlines, and aviation organisations are hosting events and exhibitions around the globe. These celebrations showcase the Concorde’s cutting-edge design and technological advancements, as well as its iconic status as a symbol of luxury travel.
One highlight of the anniversary is the restoration of Concorde’s famous “droop nose” at the Aerospace Bristol museum in the UK. Volunteers, including former Concorde engineers, have been working tirelessly to make the nose fully functional again by April 9, 2019—the 50th anniversary of Concorde’s first British flight.