Photographer's Note

This is Concorde G-BOAA in the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune where she sits in her own dedicated hangar, immobile forever, her high tailfin and rudder poking out through a vent in the roof.

Taken from her starboard quarter, you can see her four massive Rolls-Royce Olympus engines which consumed fuel at the rate of 17 miles per gallon per passenger, meaning this aircraft consumed somewhere in the order of 80 tons of fuel to cross the Atlantic Ocean, enough fuel to propel my own diesel car 1.5 million miles - enough for three return trips from here to the Moon!

An incredible piece of history and an incredible piece of engineering but perhaps not the most ecologically-friendly means of transport.

You can read a lot more about Concorde in Wikipedia here. And, if you click on this link to the Museum of Flight, you can see 360 degree panoramas inside Concorde's cockpit and cabin.

Shot in RAW and converted and edited in PSE6.

All comments/critiques/advice welcome!

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