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Concorde G-BOAC

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53°21'11"-02°17'05" show decimal

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Concorde G-BOAC
Concorde Conference Centre, Runway Visitor Park, Sunbank Lane, Altrincham, WA15 8XQ

Concorde G-BOAC was brought into service in 1975 and became the flagship of the British Airways fleet: it is affectionately known as "Alpha Charlie". The plane was the first Concorde in commercial service to land in the United States, and also the first to make four Atlantic crossings in one day. It also holds the record for the highest recorded ground speed for a commercial airliner, at 1488mph made on 19 December 1985.

The plane was the last Concorde in commercial use when the service was officially retired in 2004. The plane has been preserved and can be visited at the Runway Visitor Park at Manchester Airport.

How to get here:

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Road: M56 - Exit the M56 at Junction 6, and follow the A538 towards Wilmslow. Turn left into Sunbank Lane, and then right at the T-junction onto Wilmslow Old Road and follow it to the Visitor Centre. +

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Train: Manchester Airport Station - The station is less than three miles from the Visitor Centre, and can be reached via the number 200 bus. +

Parking Details

Parking is available at the Visitor Centre.

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Powis Castle (Warriors Gate): 60.97 miles.

In the News:

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24 Oct 2003: BBC News - "End of an era for Concorde"

Further links about the location:

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Runway Visitor Park website - The Concorde at the visitor park

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Heritage Concorde - Details about G-BOAC

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Concorde SST - Website devoted to the history of Concorde

Related Stories

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Time-Flight [11 Jan 1982]

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