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On a fine August day in 1977, Concorde 101 touches down at her final home at Duxford Featured 20 Aug 1977 Print

On a fine August day in 1977, Concorde 101 touches down at her final home at Duxford

On a fine August day in 1977, Concorde 101 touches down at her final home at Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire. Brian Trubshaw, BAe Chief Test pilot and the first to fly Concorde 101, brought her safely into land, to be greeted by a cheering crowd. 20th August 1977
It had not been easy or straightforward. With the aircrafts test career over, 101 had been donated to the Duxford Aviation Society who were eagerly awaiting its arrival. But a few problems had to be overcome first. The runway at Duxford was too short so weight needed to be lost from the plane. Just to add to the excitement, contractors were about to remove a third of the runway to make way for the M11, so time was of the essence.
Our Picture Shows: Concorde taxis to the apron at Duxford after completing a difficult landing on a short runway

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