The Concorde flew across the ocean for the first time 42 years ago — here’s what it was like


On September 26, 1973, an Air France Concorde flew from Washington, DC, to Paris — marking the first nonstop supersonic flight by the Anglo-French airliner.

A few years later, Air France and British Airways put the cutting-edge jet into service — making daily flights from Europe to the US. But times change, and eventually the old bird was retired from service after nearly 30 years.

A decade after the retirement of the jet, we remember the awesome experience that was flying on the Concorde.

Source: Business Insider

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