Upcoming Event - TAS Aviation Memorabilia Fair
This year we are lucky enough to be going to the TAS Aviation Memorabilia Fair hosted at the Concord Hanger at Manchester Airport!
We shall be bringing a range of products, including coffee tables, mirrors, clocks, blades and even our little insect sculptures!
What is Concorde?
You all probably know this as your on our website, which is made for aviation enthusiasts, but here is some fun facts on the historic aircraft.
- Concorde used to reach to 60,000 ft, a height of over 11 miles.
- Every surface, even the windows, was warm to the touch by the end of the flight.
- Concorde had a take-off speed of 220 knots (250 mph) and a cruising speed of 1350mph
- An aircraft was built by French and British engineers and the first successfully flight was occurred in October 1, 1969 - lol.
- Flights consisted of nine crew members: two pilots, one flight engineer and six flight attendants. Concorde used to fly 100 passengers (40 in the front of cabin and 60 in the rear cabin).
- The last commercial Concorde‘s flight was from New York to Heathrow on October 24, 2003.
- During its lifespan, Concorde had over 50,000 flights.
- 2.5 million passengers flew supersonically with Concorde.
- BA Concorde on November 8, 1986. An airliner flew 28,234 miles in 29 hours 59 minutes.
Here's a little history about the hanger itself:
- The Concorde hangar opened in 2009 and welcomes around 250,000 visitors a year including children visiting the centre's educational facilities.
- The Concorde G-BOAC, which sits proudly at the heart of the hangar, was the second aircraft in the fleet and first flew on February 13, 1976.
- The cost of the hanger was reaching around a whopping £1,000,000!!
- The visitor centre was designed as a PVC-covered steel structure supplied and installed by De Boer with a glazed gable end to provide a clear view of the aircraft. This design was selected as it enables the structure to be relocated at a later date if required as part of the ongoing development of the airport.
- Manchester Airport was keen for the new facility to be as environmentally friendly as possible, as a result of which the structure is heated using a woodchip burning biomass boiler taking fuel from local sustainable resources - This is super cool.