The Pan Am Podcast

Episode 19: Concorde

April 01, 2022 Pan Am Museum Foundation Season 1 Episode 19
The Pan Am Podcast
Episode 19: Concorde
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Show Notes

In this episode we explore the fascinating history of Concorde from British Airways. 

This episode is a direct follow up to “Episode 7: Supersonic Transports, An Angry JFK, and Flying the Line.” In that episode we explored the race for the first passenger supersonic aircraft between a British and French partnership, the United States, and the Soviet Union. 

Then we are joined by Captain Mike Bannister, the chief pilot of British Airways' Concorde fleet from 1995 to 2003. 

Along with Jennifer Coutts Clay, Pan Am’s general manager for product design and development and before that worked on the Concorde project for British Airways. She is the author of the e-book, Jetliner Cabins available on Apple, Amazon, and Google. 

And John Lampl, a 41-year veteran executive of British Airways who worked for the Concorde program the entire 27 years of passenger service.

On May 5, 1974, CBS 60 Minutes did an incredible report on the Concorde, here is the link to view:

Here's a select list of museums where you can see Concorde:

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A very special thanks to Mr. Adam Aron, Chairman and CEO of AMC and president of the Pan Am Historical Foundation and Pan Am Brands for their continued and unwavering support!