This hall is mainly dedicated to the legendary Concorde aircraft.
Since January 17, 2021, a new aircraft has been sharing the limelight. A military aircraft, the SEPECAT Jaguar A91 has taken its place in the Concorde Hall. Here you can discover the Concorde F-BTSD Sierra Delta, and the Concorde F-WTSS Prototype. The latter made its maiden flight in 1969.
On November 4, 1970, during its 102nd test flight, Concorde prototype 001 F-WTSS was piloted by André Turcat which had reached Mach2 for the first time - a speed it maintained for 53 minutes. On October 19, 1973, having accumulated 812 flight hours, 255 of them supersonic, the Concorde 001 F-WTSS prototype was handed over to the Air and Space Museum by André Turcat.
It's 12,976, the number of hours flown by Concorde F-BTSD between June 26, 1978 and June 14, 2003, the date of its arrival at the Air and Space Museum. Concorde Sierra Delta holds speed records for commercial flights.
On August 16, 1995, the Air France Concorde F-BTSD flight AF1995 completed its round-the-world flight eastwards in 31h 27m 49s (including stopovers), with a flight time of 22h46 (18h46 supersonic). This world record remains unmatched to this day.
In 2016, the Air and Space Museum celebrated the 40th anniversary of Concorde's first commercial flight. To mark the occasion, the MAE inaugurated guided tours led by a museum guide, with a visit on the theme of air travel, the Concorde and the Boeing. These aircraft are still available for self-guided tours, which include the "Forfait avion" package that also allows you to climb aboard the Dakota and Boeing.
The SEPECAT Jaguar A n°91
The Jaguar A n°91 has been in service with the French Air Force since 1977. It was used until 1986 on several war missions. During Operation Desert Storm, this Jaguar A91 was hit by a missile on January 17, 1991. It was then dismantled and repatriated to France to be used as a training aid, before being stored at the Canopée conservatory for 9 years. It is now on display in the Concorde Hall of the Air and Space Museum.
Access to the Concorde Hall is free for visitors under 26 years of age visiting the permanent exhibition (over 26 years of age must pay for the visit in conjunction with the "aircraft" package), but the visit to the interior of the two supersonic aircraft is accessible with the "aircraft package".
A wild rumor had it that one of the 2 Concordes on display at the Musée du Bourget was up for sale, and would soon be stolen. This rumor was quickly denied by the MAE. These two aircraft belong to the national heritage in the same way as the Château de Versailles, and are not for sale. The Concordes du Bourget will therefore remain on the ground, to the delight of visitors. For those who are disappointed not to see one of these 2 examples of Concorde flying again, its last flight AF380Y from CDG airport to Le Bourget airport, on June 14, 2003, has been immortalized.
Access to the Concorde hall is free but a ticket is necessary in order to visit the interior of both supersonic planes.
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