British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde in flight over the English countryside. (Photo: Braniff Flying Colors Collection)

British Airways Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde in flight over the English countryside. (Photo: Braniff Flying Colors Collection)

A British Airways Concorde supersonic airliner escorted by the red Hawks of the RAF Red Arrows.

A British Airways Concorde supersonic airliner escorted by the red Hawks of the RAF Red Arrows.

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

The only picture ever taken of Concorde flying at Mach 2 (1,350 mph). Taken from an RAF Tornado fighter jet, which only rendezvoused with Concorde for 4 minutes over the Irish Sea: The Tornado was rapidly running out of fuel, struggling to keep up with Concorde at Mach 2.

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