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RAE Bedford and Concorde

 

RAE Bedford and Concorde

Continues Until December 2019

 

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British prototype Concorde 002's maiden flight.

 

This pioneering flight took place on 9th April 1969 and was the culmination of many years research for the Concorde project. The Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) Bedford was a major contributor to this research through its world-class wind tunnels near Milton Ernest and its airfield at Thurleigh. Their work is now on display to commemorate this incredible achievement and illustrates the evolution of Concorde's design.

 

Thanks to the Bedford Aeronautical Heritage Group for the information and objects in this display.

 

Image: Model of Concorde ready for testing in the RAE 8x8 supersonic wind tunnel