Special Exhibition at the Airways Museum 2016-17
Open Day 2016


Concorde and Australia
is the theme of a new photographic exhibition at the Airways Museum. The exhibition will be on display until November 2017.

In the 1960s the prospect of supersonic passenger transports offered the potential to dramatically reduce the time required for Australian's to connect with the rest of the world. That hope foundered on the problems of the supersonic boom and the dramatic rise in the price of fuel with the World Oil Crisis of 1973. The exhibition covers plans for Qantas to acquire Concordes, preparations by the Department of Civil Aviation for Concorde operations in Australia, proving trials by the second prototype and a production aircraft, and visits to Australia by Concorde in service.

 

 

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