CONCORDE SST
 

Pre-Production Aircraft 01 (101) - 1977 Archive pictures

Pictures taken by Ken Pettit of the Duxford Aviation Society

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Concorde 01 performs a fly past of Duxford before lining up on final approach

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G-AXDN on short finals into Duxford

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01 arrives at Duxford, her final resting place.

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The aircraft taxies clear of the runway

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The aircraft taxies clear of the runway

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The aircraft taxies clear of the runway

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Co-pilot John Cochrane leans out of the DV window

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Cochrane keeps an eye to make sure the aircraft is clear of the grass

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The taxiways at Duxford are not the widest

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G-AXDN heads down to meet the assembled media

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The crew depart from the aircraft, on a set of steps that are just a little too short.

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Chief test Pilot Brian Trubshaw comes down the steps, after landing G-AXDN for the final time

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The crew and welcoming party around the aircraft

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As you can image, a fair sized crowd turned out to watch her arrive.

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The press were on hand to talk to the crew - here John Cochrane talks to the media, while Brian Trubshaw look on

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Then it was Trubshaw's turn.

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The flight crew pose for a group photograph with the DAS and RAF Bedford fire crews

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The cockpit of the aircraft shortly after arrival

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The aircraft's systems are powered down for the final time. An engineer adjusts the fuel load, to balance the aicraft's centre of Gravity