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Display at Charles de Gualle airport.

The Concorde had an average cruise speed of Mach 2.02 (about 2,140 km/h or 1,330 mph) with a maximum cruise altitude of 18,300 metres (60,000 feet), more than twice the speed of conventional aircraft. The average landing speed was 298 km/h (185 mph, 160 knots). The Concorde flew from 1976 - 2003.

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François Fauchard19-Feb-2011 18:00
This plane was the pride of France (and Great Britain). It has very beautiful lines.
January Grey30-Jun-2010 04:32
That's quite a large model airplane! 185 m.p.h. Explains why we felt like our heads were spinning when the pilot put on the brakes! Nice perspective & a great composition, Stephanie. V!
Ray :)28-Jun-2010 16:12
...and I'd love to have witnessed them getting it onto the supports :)
Fay Stout23-Oct-2009 13:06
My brother-in-law flew on this plane and was quite impressed with it.
Ray :)19-Oct-2009 23:31
Yes, this is a real one. There is to be one at London-Heathrow too, but it is not yet ready to go on display.
Guest 17-Oct-2009 16:42
or lack off.

loving engineering
Maaike Huizer17-Oct-2009 07:38
Well... not so speedy anymore!! Great capture, good entry.
Linda Willets17-Oct-2009 03:28
Perfect for speed
Inga Morozoff16-Oct-2009 22:48
Very that the real thing?
Anita Rangel16-Oct-2009 22:30
Wow, lucky you got other good shots!!
Timothy Guenther16-Oct-2009 22:03
very speedy...
Barbara Heide16-Oct-2009 21:59
a legend...
Vicky16-Oct-2009 21:26
Beautiful thing! Wish I was in France!! Great photo for the word!
lisamidi16-Oct-2009 19:56
The symbol for speed! I have never seen one this close! Great entry.
Doug Cruden16-Oct-2009 18:44
Ahh, Concorde...I always wanted to go to New York for lunch on Concorde as a 50th birthday transatlantic treat, and be back home in time for tea and the 6 O'clock News...but I'll never do that now :o(( I envy you this view Stephanie, even though she wasn't flying!
Walter O. Koenig16-Oct-2009 18:40
Nice shot for speed. Great angle and nice background.
Flo Hendry16-Oct-2009 18:13
Very good example of speed. Nice angle for this.
LynnH16-Oct-2009 15:39
Very cool and speedy entry for the challenge!!
Laryl16-Oct-2009 14:54
wow that's fast.. even faster than mine? hmm !
borisalex16-Oct-2009 14:53
So nice view and so speedy plane!
Cindi Smith16-Oct-2009 14:46
Good one for speed and sad to see it never to fly again!
Sheila16-Oct-2009 09:57
Beautiful plane. Great idea for speed.
laine16-Oct-2009 09:33
They were a good looking aircraft...a good example of speed, Stephanie
monica memoli16-Oct-2009 09:20
Wow! v
Ann...16-Oct-2009 08:42
A lovely shot of this magnificent plane. Such a shame that it's no longer flying.
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