Trip Report



View mid way across the Atlantic ocean, the sun is as bright as it is at midday on a summers day.


View mid way across the Atlantic ocean.


The sun is as bright as it is at midday on a summers day but at the time these photos where taken it was around 8.35pm UK time and in London it was still black outside, But on Concorde it was “ midday”.


It looks like you’re “not moving” but at the time I was the one of fastest people on earth  and was moving at 1,320 mph.


This kind of stuff was just mind blowing and awesome to experience.


The photos don’t do justice to how beautiful it really was, you had to be there to see it with your eyes  to believe it.



View mid way across the Atlantic ocean, the sun is as bright as it is at midday on a summers day.

View mid way across the Atlantic ocean, the sun is as bright as it is at midday on a summers day.

My eyes couldn’t believe what they where seeing and the logical part of my brain got a bit confused as this aint logical, because if you leave home in the dark early evening it normally takes you 12 hrs before you see the sunrise as its impossible to see a sunrise just 15 – 20 minutes after you leave home, its impossible for that to happen but on Concorde it  IS  possible and it is logical.


The earth spins at 1000 mph, you’re flying at around 1,320 mph so your flying faster than the earth rotates and if you fly from east to west (London to New York) you can catch the sun up and beat it to New York.


During this time you see various stages of  the day which normally take an average of 12 hours to happen compressed in to just 3 hours, so in effect in 3 hours you see a whole “new“ day, Wow that’s what I call fun and it beats any thing else I’ve ever seen.


Unlike my logical mind my heart and soul didn’t care about the logic of it all, all I knew was that I was actually here and  this was one of the sights, beauties  and wonders of nature which I thought I would never ever see,  but I was seeing it now and it was awesome yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it made me realise just how beautiful the earth is.


Don’t worry I ain’t turning in to a tree hugging hippy ….. message for tree huggers …….. Tree huggers there’s a tree now go and hug it  


I looked out of my window and saw the wings had turned from white to a very dark purple, navy blue colour, although the wings are white, white as a colour reflects what ever light is shone upon it so if some one shines red or blue light on to a white wall the wall will reflect this and take on the colour of that light.


At Heathrow before we took off it was night time and black but Terminal 4’s lights where shining white light on to Concorde and so the wings still appeared white but right now  1 ½ hours in to our flight  we where flying at 58,000 feet and in broad day light apart from the sun (which no one could see) the only other thing above us was the deep blue and blackness of space.


As we skimmed along the top of the world the wings reflected the dark colour of space above them, To me it seemed so “normal“ and I didn’t think wow this is an amazing site, But the view was amazing and as I sat there looking out in awe I took a few more photos of what I was seeing.


Trying to take photos of the view outside was very difficult for the EOS 3 as the camera’s auto focus system didn’t have any thing to lock on to and focus on. ….. so a few times I used manually focus, other times I focused on the edge of my wings, moved the camera up till the horizon was in the centre and wings where near the bottom, switched off the auto focus and I took the photos.


Midday at 58,000 feet


In the Cabin