What's it like inside a plane that can go twice the speed of sound? Join Atlas Obscura and the Intrepid Museum as we take you on a live, virtual journey of their Concorde jet to find out, guided by one of the pilots that actually got to fly it!
The Concorde SST was a joint project between the United Kingdom and France to produce a transatlantic supersonic airliner. Concorde craft first began flying in 1969 and started passenger service in 1976, and continue to stand as an icon of high speed air travel today. The British Airways Concorde G-BOAD (Alpha Delta) on display at the Intrepid Museum holds the world record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a passenger aircraft, making the trip from New York to London in just over two hours. We're going to bring you inside this historic aircraft with the actual pilot who broke the record!
Join the Intrepid Museum’s Curator of Aviation Eric Boehm and Concorde captain Leslie Scott, the pilot in command of that historic record-breaking flight, on a rare live tour of the supersonic British Airways Concorde! Learn the little-known details of this amazing aircraft in this unique one-hour virtual tour. Join us for this incredible program and learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of an incredible piece of aviation history!
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine. Through exhibitions, educational programming and the foremost collection of technologically groundbreaking aircraft and vessels, visitors of all ages and abilities are taken on an interactive journey through history to learn about American innovation and bravery.
Welcoming over one million visitors a year, the Museum includes the Space Shuttle Pavilion, home to Enterprise, the world’s first space shuttle that paved the way for America’s successful Space Shuttle Program. Also on display are 28 authentically restored aircraft, including the Lockheed A-12, the world’s fastest military jet and spy plane, and the British Airways Concorde, the fastest commercial aircraft to ever cross the Atlantic Ocean. Rounding out the Museum are the submarine Growler, the only American diesel-powered strategic missile submarine open to the public, an 18,000 sq. ft. education center, Pier 86, a publicly accessible pier that is part of the Hudson River Park Trust, and the Exploreum, an interactive hall focused on themes of water, space, air and life at sea.
The mission of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming in order to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth.
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