​RETROSPECTIVE: Andre Turcat – the pilot who first flew Concorde

This article, written by former Sud Aviation chief test pilot, Andre Turcat, was published in Flight International s issue of 21 October 2003,to mark Concorde s retirement from service. Turcat flew Concorde 001 F-WTSS on its first flight on 2 March 1969, and headed the French side of the flight test programme. He retired at 55 as flight test director of Aerospatiale. Turcat sadly passed away on 4 January 2016.

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