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Concorde lands at RAF Fairford after successful test flight of new engines

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Concorde lands at RAF Fairford after successful test flight of new engines

Concorde lands at RAF Fairford after successful test flight of new engines, breaking sound barrier, 14th August 1970

Maurice Tibbles
Daily Mirror
Mirrorpix
Fairford
Gloucestershire
England

Media ID 21674442

© Mirrorpix

Aeroplane Agriculture Airfield Combine Harvester Concorde Equipment Farmer Farming Field Gloucestershire Landing Machinery


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In this print captured by Maurice Tibbles, we witness a historic moment in aviation history. The iconic Concorde gracefully touches down at RAF Fairford after an exhilarating test flight of its new engines on the 14th of August, 1970. Breaking the sound barrier with ease, this magnificent aircraft showcases its unparalleled speed and engineering prowess. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Gloucestershire's lush fields, it is fascinating to see how two worlds collide in a single frame. As the Concorde descends onto the airfield, a combine harvester stands silently nearby - symbolizing both progress and tradition. This juxtaposition highlights the coexistence of modern technology and age-old farming practices that have sustained communities for generations. The presence of machinery and equipment further emphasizes human ingenuity and innovation. The Royal Air Force Station serves as an ideal landing site for such groundbreaking tests, showcasing Britain's commitment to pushing boundaries in aerospace development. Maurice Tibbles' photograph captures not only a significant moment but also evokes a sense of wonderment and admiration for mankind's achievements. It reminds us that through determination and collaboration, we can overcome barriers previously thought insurmountable. This print from Memory Lane Prints transports us back to an era when dreams took flight, leaving behind trails of inspiration for future generations to follow.

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