Sightings: Hazy's Hits
A photo gallery of airplanes at the National Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center.
- By Michael Klesius
- AirSpaceMag.com, November 17, 2009
Dane A. Penland
Built by Aerospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the sleek, supersonic, 100-passenger Concorde is a houshold name. Trans-Atlantic service began in 1976, when the airplane began ferrying customers across the ocean in less than four hours, about half the time of an ordinary jetliner. The museum’s airplane, which had flown 17,824 hours, was donated by Air France on June 12, 2003, in accordance with a 1989 letter of agreement with the Smithsonian.