9781472819550

Concorde

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  • ISBN13:

    9781472819550

  • ISBN10:

    1472819551

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/21/2017
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
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Summary

When commercial air services were launched in 1976, Concorde was hailed as one of the wonders of the technological world. Flying at speeds in excess of Mach 2, she was the only commercial airliner ever developed that could maintain twice the speed of sound for periods of over two hours.

This is an illustrated guide to Concorde that examines how its designers had to overcome significant challenges in the pursuit of supersonic commercial passenger travel. It documents early opposition to the development of supersonic flight, going on to trace Concorde's path to commercial success. With stunning photography of the aircraft in development and in service, this gift book tells the story of one of the greatest engineering and technological feats of modern history.

Author Biography

Christopher Orlebar joined British Airways in 1969 and became a Concorde pilot and instructor in 1976, flying the aircraft for ten years. He retired from BA in 2000. A Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, he is a frequent contributor to TV aviation documentaries, a lecturer, and writer.

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