Concorde at Prestwick
Famous Supersonic Jet
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Concorde stops off at Prestwick airport as the crowds brave the rain to catch a glimpse of the famous aeroplane. The film shows Concorde coming into land as the crowds look on from the observation deck. A Boeing in BA livery also follows Concorde into land. The film then features shots of Concorde G-BSST on the runway with some activity beneath it as the crew depart the plane. The film ends with people looking on from observation deck in the rain and a small child being held up to pay binoculars mounted on the deck.
Questions & Activities
- What was Concorde and what was so special about it?
- Why was the plane named Concorde and what does this mean?
- Whose needs was Concorde built for?
- Where did Concorde fly to and from? How long did it take?
- Why do you think it might have been at Prestwick Airport?
- Would concorde be grounded today on environmental grounds? What about other planes?
- What was it made of?
- What controversies and disasters led to Concorde's grounding?
History / Aviation /Technologies: Research Concorde. Who built and developed it and why was it ultimately scrapped?
Geography / Maths: Find out how long it took to fly from London Heathrow Airport to JFK Airport in the USA or Charles de Guile Airport in France.
English / History: Create a timeline/presentation/film of flight from the very beginnings of flight.
Art and Design: Draw or paint a picture of Concorde.
History / Media Studies: Compare this film with the Inverness Airways film - discuss the differences and similarities.
Business / Enterprise: Concorde was subsided by the government. Why do you think this was?
Business / Enterprise / Technologies: Research different planes or forms of transport and make top trumps cards.
|Resource Rights Holder||Courtesy of Scottish Television|
|School Subject||History, Technologies, Media Studies, Mathematics, Art and Design, Geography|
|Subject Matter||Business, Enterprise, Aviation|
|Who||Scottish Television (production company)|