Chantilly, VA - December 5, 2003 -- The Air France Concorde is permanently parked inside the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on December 5, 2003.  It made its final flight to Washington Dulles International Airport on June 12, 2003.  This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, DC and New York, New York.  It its retirement, it had flown 17,824 hours,  The silver plane in the lower foreground is a Boeing 307 Stratoliner.  It was first flown in 1938 and was the first commercial airliner with a pressurized fuselage.  It could carry 33 passengers and cruise at 20,000 feet (6,096 meters).  This enabled it to provide a faster, smoother ride by flying above the weather.  Ten Stratoliners were built.  The airplane displayed was flown by Pan American World Airways and was called the "Clipper Flying Cloud"..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)
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Chantilly, VA - December 5, 2003 -- The Air France Concorde is permanently parked inside the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia on December 5, 2003. It made its final flight to Washington Dulles International Airport on June 12, 2003. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, DC and New York, New York. It its retirement, it had flown 17,824 hours, The silver plane in the lower foreground is a Boeing 307 Stratoliner. It was first flown in 1938 and was the first commercial airliner with a pressurized fuselage. It could carry 33 passengers and cruise at 20,000 feet (6,096 meters). This enabled it to provide a faster, smoother ride by flying above the weather. Ten Stratoliners were built. The airplane displayed was flown by Pan American World Airways and was called the "Clipper Flying Cloud"..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP.(RESTRICTION: NO New York or New Jersey Newspapers or newspapers within a 75 mile radius of New York City)

Filename: 120503Udvar-Hazy07RS.jpg
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 16 Oct 2001
Location: Chantilly Virginia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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