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Concorde’s final flight on November 26th 2003 will remain unforgettable in the hearts and minds of thousands of people.
This production is a comprehensive account of that special day, featuring film captured by cameras positioned throughout the Bristol area, from vantage points such as Bristol Cathedral, Cumberland Basin, Purdown, Horfield and residential tower blocks.
Concorde, the supersonic dream that became a reality, finally came to rest at Filton near Bristol, 34 years after its first flight from the very same airfield.
The Concorde project occupied more than 23,000 employees in Bristol, and many thousands elsewhere, including the factory at Toulouse in France.
Filton has experienced the excitement of many first flights, but the scenes captured on this special souvenir film will never be repeated. Many thousands of loyal Concorde fans lined the A38, as well as footbridges and rooftops for the best possible view as senior Concorde Captains Les Brodie and Mike Bannister steered the youngest of the Concorde fleet, GB0AF back to its spiritual home.
Spectators could also enjoy a long fly-past that included Filton, Henbury, Avonmouth, Portishead, Clevedon, Weston-super-Mare and Central Bristol, and areas such as Downend, Kingswood, Yate and Winterbourne.
A treasured reminder of the only passenger aircraft to travel at twice the speed of sound, on the very boundaries of space.