New York JFK to London Heathrow

These images portray the journey of Concorde Alpha Bravo from New York’s John F Kennedy Airport (JFK) to London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), piloted by Captain David Leney. Follow us on this memorable journey.

New York - 7.20am: Capt David Leney leaves the hotel in Manhattan
New York - 7.20am: Capt David Leney leaves the hotel in Manhattan
Rhapsody in gold: the morning sun begins to climb over the Manhattan skyline
Rhapsody in gold: the morning sun begins to climb over the Manhattan skyline
With the dew still thick on the grass beside the taxiway, Concorde 'AB' is towed to Gate 4 at JFK in the early morning, long before the crew and passengers are due to arrive
With the dew still thick on the grass beside the taxiway, Concorde 'AB' is towed to Gate 4 at JFK in the early morning, long before the crew and passengers are due to arrive
In the Briefing/Operations Room the flightcrew make initial checks on fuel, flight plan and weather
In the Briefing/Operations Room the flightcrew make initial checks on fuel, flight plan and weather
The Captain carries out a check of all the control surface movements, trim settings and the emergency flying control systems
The Captain carries out a check of all the control surface movements, trim settings and the emergency flying control systems
'Good morning Speedbird Concorde 2, you are cleared to London Heathrow.'
'Good morning Speedbird Concorde 2, you are cleared to London Heathrow.'
The Captain and Co-pilot (with checklist) complete the After Start Check List
The Captain and Co-pilot (with checklist) complete the After Start Check List
During the Noise Abatement Procedure, 250kt is maintained and the aircraft banked left after take-off
During the Noise Abatement Procedure, 250kt is maintained and the aircraft banked left after take-off
The throttles are closed further during the deceleration
The throttles are closed further during the deceleration
'Speedbird 2, this is Heathrow Approach. You are cleared to FL7.0 & next turn over OCKHAM turn on to heading of 070°.'
'Speedbird 2, this is Heathrow Approach. You are cleared to FL7.0 & next turn over OCKHAM turn on to heading of 070°.'
'The Approach Checklist is complete'. Taxi/turn lights are switched on.
'The Approach Checklist is complete'. Taxi/turn lights are switched on.
Concorde approaches London Heathrow Airport.
Concorde approaches London Heathrow Airport.
Concorde in the landing configuration: attitude 11°, airspeed 160kt.
Concorde in the landing configuration: attitude 11°, airspeed 160kt.
Flight Engineer '30...20...15ft...'
Flight Engineer '30...20...15ft...'
The Captain prepares to disembark at Heathrow's Terminal 4 after running through the Shutdown Checklist.
The Captain prepares to disembark at Heathrow's Terminal 4 after running through the Shutdown Checklist.