The sixth month of the project marks the midpoint of Concorde’s two birthdays, falling right between 001’s first flight from Toulouse on the 2nd of March 1969, and 002’s first flight from Filton on the 9th of April.
The archive open afternoon this month falls on Thursday the 28th of March, and we will have documents regarding the prototype aircrafts 001 and 002 on display, with information about their development as well as their eventual retirements.
One such document is also this month’s most interesting find of this month.
Most interesting find of the month
This document was re-unearthed whilst searching for information on the prototype aircraft and the first flight in particular and is a release to the press informing them of what to expect on the day of the first flight from Filton.
Though they caution that it will be difficult to predict the exact date of the flight in the document, a likely date was given “in the week after the holiday [Easter]” (7th-13th April 1969). The 9th of April falls right in the middle of that week, so the prediction was quite accurate!
Other documents about the early Concorde prototypes (001 and 002) will be on display on Thursday the 28th of March from 1:30-3:30, so please do come along. Usual museum entrance applies, but no extra ticket needed for entry to the archive.