T-Shirt Braniff Sheppard Collection 1979 Concorde Blue

Regular price $26.00 Sale

MADE IN THE USA for BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL. Braniff International was the only US airline to operate the supersonic Concorde jetliner that is perfectly depicted on this striking shirt which is available in Medium, Large, XL, XXL and 3XL. The 1979 Harper and George Concorde Concept Color Scheme is beautifully captured on this all-cotton t-shirt from the Elizabeth A. Sheppard Braniff International T-Shirt  Collection. 

All proceeds from the sale of these fine cotton shirts are donated to Braniff Airways Foundation to support its Braniff Airways preservation projects. The Foundation is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.

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Braniff International became the first US airline in the world to operate Concorde and the first to operate it in the United States as well as the interior United States. As early as 1962, Braniff became interested in supersonic jet travel an ultimately placed deposits on two US SST aircraft and in 1967, it announced its intention to purchase 3 Concorde aircraft. However, because of the massive increases in jet fuel during 1973 and 1974, the Concorde order was canceled. Braniff continued to fid ways to operate Concorde and in 1977 an agreement was signed between Braniff and Air France and British Airways for the carrier to lease eleven Concordes (five from Air France and six from British Airways) to begin an interchange service between Dallas/Ft. Worth and Washington Dulles and London Heathrow via British Airways and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport via Air France. It was truly a magnificent time in the history of Braniff, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas and the United States. Concorde is elegantly screened on back while the classic Concorde Ultra Emblem is on the front of this 100-precent cotton Iris Blue shirt!