Museum: National Museum of Flight

A visit to the National Museum of Flight in Scotland had been on my agenda for many years.  With the museum now housing one of the British Airways Concordes with good access for photography there was increased impetus to visit.  Concorde is one of those aircraft I totally took for granted when it was in the air, and I never seemed to get a decent photograph of it.

I recall seeing it at airshows as a kid, and seeing it fly in formation with the Red Arrows and also Spitfires, but at the time I did not have a camera (I think I was only about 10 years old!).  However my lasting memory is from shortly before it was retired, I was driving along the A4 next to Heathrow rushing to my next appointment for work, when I heard this roar, and all of sudden, there it was alongside me, lifting into the air.  For a split second, it felt like we were in formation, until it lifted gracefully higher and higher with fill reheat.  A vision that is ingrained into my memory.


Location: Nation Museum of Flight, East Fortune, Scotland, UK.

Equipment used:

Cameras: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Lenses: Canon EF 28-70mm F/2.8L USM