I guess I have every right to associate myself with Concorde. I watched the first British production Concorde 002 make her maiden flight from Filton airfield, Bristol to Fairford on the 9th of April 1969. Much of the production work was carried out at British Aerospace (Now BAE systems) and Rolls Royce in Filton, Bristol. I was working for International Computers at the time and I worked on Data Collection Systems for production line for Concorde and the its Rolls Royce Olympus engines. I watched the last production Concorde's roll of the line in the mid 70's.
On June the 17th 2000, I had the great pleasure of flying as a passenger on a British Airways Concorde registration G-BOAG from Filton airport (Now closed) to the Bay of Biscay, north of Spain and back. The final flight of G-BOAG occurred on 5 November 2003 in the United States when it flew from New York's JFK Airport to Seattle's Boeing Field to join the Museum of Flight's permanent collection. in the US
Sadly, on the 25th of July 2000, Air France Flight 4590, registration F-BTSC, crashed just north of Paris, France and started the chain of events that led to it being withdrawn from service. On the 24th of October 2003 G-BOAF returned to Filton where it is now displayed in the Bristol Aerospace museum. This was Concorde's last flight in the United Kingdom. Click on the pictures below to link to the Concorde SST site for a wealth of information on this wonderful aircraft.