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Welcome to Heritage Concorde, we are an engineering group committed to Concorde, and our former Concorde engineers, who have been involved with Concorde’s development, and airline service over many years, have achieved some incredible engineering tasks to the aircraft over the last few years, including repairs, power-ups and lowering of the nose and visor. Heritage Concorde have now become the leading UK group fighting for the heritage of Concorde

HERITAGE CONCORDE: OUR AIMS ARE TO PRESERVE, IMPROVE & EDUCATE

Talk less – do more!

Heritage Concorde engineers are currently committed to and are leading the way with regard to saving, preserving and improving Concorde in the United Kingdom. Added to this our team of engineers are fully committed to the continuing task of educating the public concerning this incredible flying machine. Heritage Concorde remain to date the only British group to have achieved a power-up of the aircraft and a lowering of the nose and visor. We gratefully acknowledge the support, membership of a team of incredible Concorde Engineers, including Ian Mosdell, Alex Jolivet. Paul Snelgrove, Philip Cairns & John Dunlevy

Leading the fight for the heritage of Concorde!

Click on the picture links below & the main menu bars above & to the left for further info!

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HERITAGE CONCORDE PROJECT REFRESH

The DAS, owners of Concorde G-AXDN, asked Heritage Concorde if we had any ideas to help them improve the displays on G-AXDN, after some consultation we suggested bringing the displays to life by using some of the vast collection of clips the DAS has access to and has permission to display. This work became known as “Project Refresh”

HERITAGE CONCORDE PROJECT RETURN TO LIGHT

Learn how our engineers headed by the longest serving British Concorde engineer John Dunlevy, restored the flight deck of G-AXDN back to life.

HERITAGE CONCORDE PROJECT SALUTE

Learn about the tasks currently being carried out to a British Concorde by our team to create the only Concorde in the UK with a moving nose and visor


HERITAGE CONCORDE ENGINEERING PROJECTS

Learn about the tasks being currently carried out to Concorde by our engineering team made up of former Concorde engineers

WHO ARE HERITAGE CONCORDE

The reasons behind the formation of Heritage Concorde back in March 2010. Our aims, achievements and our engineering based team

JOIN US AT HERITAGE CONCORDE

.Ask questions of our Concorde engineers, join in with the discussions with other Concorde fans Chat to the French engineers who still power-up Concorde every week at Le Bourget!

HERITAGE CONCORDE PROJECT FLAGSHIP

Heritage Concorde, the home of Project Flagship, tells the story of how Heritage Concorde engineers restored the electrical systems of Concorde G-BOAC back to life, replaced the broken curved visor panel, and carried out a series of other repairs to this Concorde at Manchester during 2011

CONCORDE NEWS UPDATES

News updates regarding the remaining 18 Concorde airframes and Heritage Concorde

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BRISTOL AERO COLLECTION TRUST (BACT)

In December 2012 a site on Filton Airfield was formally pledged to BAC Trust by landowners, BAE Systems for the creation of the Bristol Aerospace Centre, Which will provide a home for Concorde G-BOAF and conserve and display the region’s rich aviation heritage, telling the stories of the great technological advances, including Concorde, and the role of the community and workforce. It will help people learn about and participate in this heritage, and promote learning amongst the next generation of designers, innovators and engineers.

CONCORDE LIVERY

Check out all the different paint seams that have adorned the Concorde airframes since Concorde 001 first flew back in 1969.

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RESTORATION WORKS TO G-BOAF BY AIRBUS

From November 2010 through to July 2011, Airbus in the UK carried out extensive and expensive repairs to Concorde G-BOAF. These pictures stand as a photographic recorde of the incredible work carried out at a cost of £1.8 million

THE DROOPING NOSE & VISOR

Unlike other passenger jets, Concorde needs to be streamlined like a bullet to allow it to fly at supersonic speeds. Concorde lands and takes-off with a very high angle of attack; this is due to the way that the delta wing produces lift at low speeds. At these high angles of attack, a fixed streamlined nose would completely obscure the runway, on landing the available view to the pilot would be only about 5 degrees. Therefore the engineers designed a drooping nose which incorporates a streamlined protective visor, one that could be configured during the different stages of flight

THE WING

There was probably more attention given to the design and construction of Concorde’s wing, than any other area of the aircraft. The “ogival” wing form used on the Concorde was an attempt to modify the optimum delta wing allowing for greater efficiency at low speeds, particularly at take-off and landings. Click on the links below for further details.

CONCORDE AT FILTON LATEST PICTURES

October 2012: Heritage Concorde with the assistance of Airbus in the UK brings you the latest gallery of pictures of Alpha Fox, Filton’s Concorde!

CONCORDE G-BOAB; THE LATEST PICTURES 2012

Heritage Concorde presents the very latest pictures of the last remaining Concorde at Heathrow, with the kind permission of Dairn Markell

HERITAGE CONCORDE TECHINCAL

Learn how Concorde worked, how she was put together and how her systems were operated with the most in-depth Concorde technical section on the internet today

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THE CONCORDE, by Norma Dunlevy

A story written by Norma Dunlevy, the wife of Concorde engineer John Dunlevy, on the day that BA retired Concorde

CONCORDE RETURNS TO LIFE IN PARIS

Engineers have been working on Concorde Sierra Delta since 2003, watch her come alive


IAN KIRBY – British Airways Concorde Flight Engineer

Listen to the amazing voice recording of a British Airways Flight Engineer, who flew more hours on Concorde than any other engineer in the history of Concorde


CONCORDE PASSENGER OPERATIONS

During what was almost 28 supersonic years of Concorde, every flight was an occasion, an experience to savor, a chance to reflect on Man’s ingenuity, on the sophisticated engineering and breathtaking technology that could take you soaring high, into the dark blue of the stratosphere, on the edge of space, in comfort, in peerless style. Concorde was the supreme expression of aeronautical excellence for its passengers, and has been assured of its landmark status in the annals of civil aviatio


CONCORDE TYPE CERTIFICATE & AIRWORTHINESS

What is a Type Certificate, we hear so much about it these days, with regard to returning Concorde to the skies. The aircraft required one to operate as a passenger airliner. Concorde did and would be required to conform to this type Certificate (TC) again if it returned to our skies in a heritage role. I have decided to write this section to try and make the whole situation clearer.

THE CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY & CONCORDE RTF

Would the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) support a return to flight for Concorde in heritage flight role?

VISIT CONCORDE TODAY

Concorde is sadly no longer flying, but it is still possible for us to visit some of the remaining eighteen airframes around. You can expect to visit every type of Concorde airframe, from Prototypes through to Production airliner Concordes.

SEE CONCORDE IN THE BIG APPLE

Visit and enjoy the best Concorde tours in the USA

CONCORDE MUSEUM HIGHLIGHTED

Heritage Concorde wants to draw your attention to the wonder experience of the Brooklands museum, which has become the centre of Concorde in the UK

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CONCORDE PRODUCTION & CONSTRUCTION

The construction of Concorde was one of the most complex operations ever undertaken in the aircraft industry. It also represented the first and most important step towards a European aircraft industry, the formation of Airbus.

BRITISH AIRWAYS “PROJECT ROCKET”

The Sir Terence Conran & Factory Design passenger cabin upgrades to the British Airways Concorde fleet between 2000 and 2003

CONCORDE ENGINEERS – Engineering Heroes

This is the hall of fame for the real heroes of Concorde’s near 28 years of passenger operations, the Concorde engineers, who kept this beautiful aircraft in the skies for so long.M

EMERGENCY EVACUATION & EQUIPMENT

This section of the site describes and illustrates the systems and equipment which were essential to the safety of both the passengers and crew during any adverse operational emergency conditions.

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Thank you for visiting Heritage Concorde, we hope to welcome you back again really soon, but in the meantime why not join our Facebook group and chat with the taem of Heritage Concorde engineers, both in the UK and in France, and support our fight for Concorde ant the team that have been achieving results since 2011. Our engineers have already restored power to one British Concorde, now its time to support our efforts and achive further results as we continue our fight and work as the only British group to date to have worked on a British Concorde and restored it back to life. Watch our videos by clicking on the link below or click on the Facebook link and join the Concorde group that are preserving, improving and educating!

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