Concorde Lands at Logan

George Moromisato
9 October 2003

This image of the Concorde landing is a composite of seven different pictures taken with my Olympus D40Z digital camera. One minute and six seconds elapsed from the first picture at the right to the picture of the Concorde on the ground.

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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.