“Kennedy Tower, Speedbird Concorde Two with you for the last time, we would like release brakes 37”
“Speedbird two heavy, I happen to have the good luck of being here the first person to issue the first landing clearance to Concorde in 77, just wanted to say it’s been wonderful working with your aircraft and I wish good luck to all the crews and we will miss you, clear for takeoff”
The words echo through our hearts as Concorde took one more final flight from New York City. An end of an Era ended 16 years ago when British Airways retired the Concorde. The Concorde flew thousands of passengers, and flew thousands of miles through its history. Due to the accident of Air France 4590, September 11th and other reasons Air France and British Airways decided it was time to close the doors on the age of sonic flight. 16 years ago to this day.