The fastest Atlantic crossing by any Concorde occurred on February 7, 1996 and took only 2 hours, 52 minutes, and 59 seconds. This record-breaking plane—the Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAD—is now available for students to explore at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on Pier 86.
The new 20-minute Concorde Aircraft Experience takes visitors inside one of the museum’s most popular artifacts, the British Airways Concorde. Students will explore the fastest commercial aircraft to cross the Atlantic Ocean and get an up-close look inside its sophisticated flight deck to learn about the aerodynamic advances responsible for this technological marvel.
This experience is offered daily, every 30 minutes, beginning at 11:00am. It is not included with general admission and has limited availability. Guests should note that this experience requires navigating stairs leading to and from Concorde and the minimum age is five.
A Supersonic Story, a one-hour Concorde tour is also available and offered at 10:00am daily. Tickets for the new Concorde experience can be purchased onsite at the Museum box office or Information Desk and online.
The Intrepid Museum fulfills its mission to honor our heroes, educate the public and inspire our youth by connecting them to history through hands-on exploration while bridging the future by inspiring innovation.
Courtesy of Teach & Travel.
Photo courtesy of Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.