Haynes Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde Owners’ Workshop Manual

Haynes Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde Owners’ Workshop Manual



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Haynes Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde Owners’ Workshop Manual
1969 onwards (all models) – An insight into flying, operating and maintaining the world’s first supersonic passenger jet
Author: David Leney and David Macdonald

The Anglo-French Concorde supersonic passenger transport is probably the most famous airliner in history. Its glamour was exceeded only by its speed of more than Mach 2 – twice the speed of sound. Concorde was able to cross the Atlantic from London to New York in little more than three hours, cutting the journey time of conventional subsonic airliners by more than half.

In 2003, when the British and French Concorde fleets were prematurely retired from service, a unique era in travel and supersonic passenger aircraft design came to an end. But even if the futuristic shape of Concorde no longer graces the skies, popular interest in this marvel of aeronautical design remains undiminished.

Written by two of British Airways’ most experienced former Concorde flight crew, the Haynes Concorde Manual gives readers rare insights into what it’s like to fly, operate and service the world’s only supersonic airliner.

Authors: David Leney trained as a pilot in the RAF before joining BOAC. He flew and navigated the Lockheed Constellation and Canadair C-4 Argonaut, and co-piloted the Bristol Britannia, attaining command on Vickers VC10s in 1971. In 1974 he became Pilot Manager of the VC10 fleet and in 1976 he joined the Concorde fleet at the beginning of its association with British Airways. By 1977 he had completed the six-month course and qualified as a Concorde Captain, later becoming Flight Manager. He retired from flying in 1992. He lives in Surrey.

David Macdonald began his aviation career as an airframe/engine apprentice with BEA, leaving to undertake flight engineer training with BOAC in 1961. His first posting was to the de Havilland Comet 4 before moving on to the VC10. His eleven years on the VC10 fleet included three as an Instructor/Examiner and a further three as a Flight Engineer Superintendent (FES). In 1974 he was appointed to the position of FES Concorde with British Airways, retiring in 1994. He lives in Buckinghamshire.

ISBN: 9780857333605
Format: Hardback
Product Pages: 160
Dimensions: 270 x 210 x 13 mm