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!
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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”
Learn how our engineers headed by the longest serving British Concorde engineer John Dunlevy, restored the flight deck of G-AXDN back to life.
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
The reasons behind the formation of Heritage Concorde back in March 2010. Our aims, achievements and our engineering based team
.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, 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
News updates regarding the remaining 18 Concorde airframes and Heritage Concorde
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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
A story written by Norma Dunlevy, the wife of Concorde engineer John Dunlevy, on the day that BA retired Concorde
Engineers have been working on Concorde Sierra Delta since 2003, watch her come alive
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
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
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.
Would the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) support a return to flight for Concorde in heritage flight role?
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.
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
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.
The Sir Terence Conran & Factory Design passenger cabin upgrades to the British Airways Concorde fleet between 2000 and 2003
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.
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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