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Never before seen footage of Concorde revealed

Andy Warren has used it in a film called Wings Over Filton. Photo: Andy Warren

A documentary filmmaker has discovered previously unseen footage of Concorde being tested before her first flight over the West Country.

Andy Warren has used it in a film called Wings Over Filton.

The never-before-seen footage of concorde testing:

The discovery comes as work continues to open an aerospace museum on a site where Concorde was built - Aerospace Bristol Museum is taking shape in Filton.

Bristol has a rich heritage in aircraft design and building:

From the Bristol fighter. Credit: Andy Warren
To the utility plane - the bulbous Type 170.
Then there was the huge 8 engined Brabazon. - its production was cancelled. Credit: Andy Warren
Its production was cancelled. Credit: Andy Warren
Far more popular was the Britannia airliner - a regular on passenger routes. ia Credit: Andy Warren

But the star of the show was the supersonic Concorde.

About six months after the testing footage was taken the concorde took off -that was in April 1969.

Like others she had a short but successful working life. Credit: Andy Warren

The fact that Concorde 216 is being preserved here in the West Country shows the palpable love for the Speedbird.

The Concorde is being preserved in a museum in Bristol. Credit: ITV West Country