Concorde 50th Anniversary - 2nd March

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Saturday 2nd March marks the 50th (Jubilee) anniversary of Concorde’s very first flight, which took place at Toulouse during the afternoon of 2nd March 1969.  

This momentous occasion is being simultaneously celebrated in the UK at 3 unique events which will take place at the Concorde exhibition sites of:- Manchester, Duxford and Brooklands.  Each of the Concordes on display at these sites have recently been modified to enable the famous drooped nose to move once again.  At Manchester this will be the first time the nose will actually be lowered at a Public event since “The Flagship” of the Concorde Fleet (Alpha Charlie) arrived at Manchester in 2003.  

Over the lunchtime of Saturday 2nd March guests will gather and be treated to:- a tour of the recently modified passenger cabin and flight deck along with an Afternoon Tea (Sandwiches, Scones, Cakes, Tea / Coffee) under the Wings of Concorde.  You will be able to participate in a special Concorde Q and A which will include an interview with our Special Guest - Fred Finn - the business man who flew more times (over 700) than anyone else on Concorde, observe some unique footage of Concorde’s First flight and its arrival into Manchester.  Each guest will be presented with a 50th Anniversary Certificate to commemorate this unique occasion.  The event will close with a spectacular dropping of the nose ceremony and “toast to Concorde”.  The winner of a raffle at the event will be taken to the Flight deck, sit in the Captains seat and push the buttons that will perform the famous nose drop in front of our special guests and media.   

You can book tickets (Just £30 pp) by clicking on the link below or you can buy in person from one of the TAS Shops at Manchester Airport or at a TAS Social Evening.

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