On October 8th, 2003 a British Airways Concorde landed at Logan airport after a record cross-Atlantic time of three hours, five minutes and 34 seconds. The Concorde visited Boston as part of a farewell tour that will take it to cities all over the world.
I first saw the Concorde in 1974 when it visited Lima, Peru and I was about 9 years old. I remember seeing only the distinctive nose of the aircraft, but that brief and partial glimpse has remained with me ever since. Ultimately, that childhood memory drove me to take a ride on the supersonic aircraft, but the picture above of the Boston landing was completely accidental. I happened to be returning from a business trip that day and was oblivious to the event until I noticed that quite a few people were hanging around at the top level of the parking garage just looking at the runway. Fortunately I had my camera with me.
The last British Airways Concorde flight will be on October 24th.