Concorde: The thrilling account of history's most extraordinary airliner (Paperback)Mike Bannister (author)
Part celebration, part elegy, part detective story and part courtroom drama, this fascinating volume from British Airways' former Chief Concorde Pilot charts the inside story of the titular aircraft, taking in both its majestic triumphs and the tragedies that befell it.
What's it like to fly faster than a bullet? Could you really glimpse the edge of space? Why will we never see Concorde's like again?
Mike Bannister was British Airways' Chief Concorde Pilot. One of the few in that legendary aircraft's quarter-century of flight to fully understand both the plane's intricate engineering and what it took to fly her at supersonic speeds.
In this definitive account of the rise and fall of the world's greatest aircraft, Bannister explores its origins, development, service, highs, lows and, finally, the terrible crash which ended its flying life.
Part celebration, part history, part detective story and part courtroom drama, it's almost as riveting as flying in Concorde itself - almost.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 343 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
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