Concorde at London Heathrow

British Airways Concorde G-BOAB pictured at London Heathrow airport.

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British Airways Concorde G-BOAB London Heathrow
British Airways Concorde G-BOAB London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Air Travel)

It is nearly 15 years since Concorde undertook its last passenger flight.

Many new aircraft have entered service since. But none the captured the imagination like Concorde.

As equally elegant as it is imposing, Concorde’s ability to turn heads has not diminished. Interest in a possible supersonic replacement, however far away it may be, still remains.

Here are images of British Airways Concorde G-BOAB at London Heathrow, pictured at the BA Engineering base a few years ago.

As you’ve no doubt seen for yourself, this Concorde resides on the airfield at Heathrow. It may sit alone and static, but everybody notices the delta winged needle nosed aircraft over its younger upstarts.

It’s not possible to visit Concorde at Heathrow. However, the other six BA Concorde aircraft are positioned around the world for visitors including Barbados, Aerospace Bristol, Manchester Airport, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum New York, The Museum Of Flight Seattle, and The National Museum Of Flight Scotland.

British Airways Concorde G-BOAB London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Air Travel)
British Airways Concorde G-BOAB London Heathrow (Image Credit: London Air Travel)

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Concorde: A Supersonic Story

BBC4 takes a look back at the much-loved Concorde at 9pm on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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British Airways Concorde, Pictured by LondonAirTravel at the BA Engineering Base, London Heathrow

It is almost 15 years that Concorde ceased commercial operations. However, the First Lady of aviation is still held in huge affection by passengers all over the world.

Concorde may sit stationary on the airfield at London Heathrow, but its delta wings and imposing needle nose still have the ability to turn heads.  Concorde more than holds its own against younger next generation aircraft in terms of presence on the tarmac.

In advance of the new Bristol Aerospace Museum opening on Tuesday 17 October which will house one of the Concorde aircraft, next week, BBC4 will take a look back at Concorde with Concorde: A Supersonic Story.

The BBC promises rare footage and a cast of engineers, frequent flyers and celebrities (including Dame Joan Collins naturally…) to tell the story of one of the most elegant and elusive aircraft ever made.

It premiers at 21:00 on Tuesday 10 October 2017. It will be also be available to stream / download for 30 days from the date of broadcast for viewers in the UK.

Also available on the BBC iPlayer’s “From The Archive” section is Perpetual Motion Concorde which was first shown on the BBC in 1994.