1974 CONCORDE SUPERSONIC JET - TEST FLIGHT INFO SHEETS & LARGE PUBLICITY PHOTOS
CONCORDE SUPERSONIC JET. Test Flight Data / Information Sheets and Large Printed Publicity Photographs. Likely used to convince cities and airports to give the supersonic jets flight and landing rights.
These text flight information sheets and publicity photographs are from circa 1975, BEFORE the Concorde's first flight with paying passengers. From Wikipedia: "On the morning of January 21, 1976, two Concordes, one each from British Airways and Air France, took off simultaneously on what would be the aircraft's first commercial supersonic flights with fare paying passengers."
The publicity information sheets consist of seven 8.5x11 inch sheets, single stapled together at the upper left corner, first page on Concorde letterhead, printed on one side only. The sheets are dated November 19,1974. The first page begins with "CONCORDE VISITS PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR ICING TRIALS". The sheets also include information on areas of concern for both cities and airports: Sonic Boom, Airport Noise, Engine Emissions, etc. Clearly these are meant to promote the Concorde..
There are SIX large 12x16 inch printed color photographs, printed on glossy heavy-weight paper. Each has a caption at the bottom. (1) Concorde - on cold-weather trials at Fairbanks, Alaska. (2) Concorde - at Caracas Airport, Venezuela. (3) Concorde: arriving at Dulles Airport, Washington. (4) Concorde - at Logan International Airport, Boston. (5) Concorde - landing at Miami International Airport. (6) Concorde - flight deck view of a landing approach.
There is also a 3x16 inch advertising banner. The Banner states: "Produced and Printed in England by Davis, Gibson Advertising Limited". Arthur Gibson, of said firm, is considered one of the best aviation photographers of the 20th century. His firm was hired by British Aircraft to promote the Concorde.
Everything is in VERY GOOD condition, bright, clean, solid, unmarked.