The definitive account of the rise and fall of the iconic Concorde plane from British Airways’ former Chief Concorde Pilot
‘A remarkable story’ DAILY EXPRESS
‘A stonking good read’ FLYER
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 . . .
‘Concorde represented the sheer wondrous genius of the human race’ JEREMY CLARKSON