Concorde: The thrilling account of history’s most extraordinary airliner

Literary Biographies, Entertainment , Transport, Aircraft
Paperback Published on: 25/05/2023
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What's it like to fly faster than a bullet? Could you really glimpse the edge of space? Why will we never see Concorde's like again? Mike Bannister was British Airways' Chief Concorde Pilot. One of the few in that legendary aircraft's quarter-century of flight to fully understand both the plane's intricate engineering and what it took to fly her at supersonic speeds. In this definitive account of the rise and fall of the world's greatest aircraft, Bannister explores its origins, development, service, highs, lows and, finally, the terrible crash which ended its flying life. Part celebration, part history, part detective story and part courtroom drama, it's almost as riveting as flying in Concorde itself - almost.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781405951920
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 340g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm

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A really fascinating read - covering how the author became a Concorde pilot, why the plane is so remarkable, and the truth behind the Gonesse crash.
Emily Hutchison
Fantastic read
Really enjoyable book, highly recommend
stuart singleton
One of the best books I've read in years.
Being a massive Concorde fan, I thought I knew a lot about about this beautiful plane. This book taught me otherwise! One of those where as soon as you fin... READ MORE
stuart singleton