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Concorde

The Intrepid Sea Air & Space museum Concorde, on the aircraft carrier’s flight deck on Pier 86.

The Concorde Intrepid is famous for its fastest crossing across the Atlantic in a record time of 2 hours and 52 minutes and 59 seconds.

The Concorde at Intrepid is a supersonic passenger jet operated from 1976 to 2003. 

The Concorde New York Intrepid Museum’s Alpha Delta G-BOAD was one of the fleet’s most recognizable jets. 

Visitors to the Intrepid Museum Concorde can get up close and in-depth while learning about its history and technology.

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Guided Tours of Concorde

Since its launch in 2011, the Intrepid Museum’s guided tour program for Concorde Alpha Delta has been a popular attraction. 

The hour-long tour includes a visit to the passenger cabin, where passengers can sit in the popular seats, and a brief visit to the flight deck.

It also includes a brief history of the aircraft, followed by an explanation of Concorde’s technological innovation while admiring its appearance. 

Once inside the passenger cabin, visitors get a tour of an average Alpha Delta trip between New York JFK and London LHR. 

A 45-minute documentary, “Concorde: A Supersonic Story,” gives viewers a rare look inside the Atlantic’s fastest commercial jet. 

The trip concludes with a photo opportunity. 

FAQs

1. What is the Concorde Intrepid?

The Concorde Intrepid is a vintage supersonic passenger airplane located on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum on Pier 86. 

It operated from 1976 to 2003 and is known for its record-breaking transatlantic crossing time.

2. What was the record time for the Concorde’s transatlantic crossing?

The Concorde Intrepid holds the record for the quickest Atlantic trip, clocking in at 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds.

3. What is the significance of the Concorde at Intrepid?

The Concorde at Intrepid, notably the Alpha Delta G-BOAD, is one of the most recognizable jets in the Concorde fleet.

Visitors can closely look at the aircraft and discover its history and technological developments.

4. Can visitors take photos inside the Concorde?

Photography is allowed during the guided tour of the Concorde. 

However, it is essential to observe any photography guidelines issued by the museum and to be respectful of other visitors.

5. Why did the Concorde stop flying?

In 2003, the Concorde was removed from active commercial service. 

The tragic crash of an Air France Concorde in 2000, growing operational expenses, reduced demand and other circumstances all affected its termination. 

The retirement of the Concorde marked the end of an era of supersonic aircraft.

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