A close up view of one of the jet turbines that used to power the Concord.
This particular engine sits in the lobby of the private Austin Executive Airport on the northeast side of Austin, TX. It's been meticulously restored and sits on display for all to see up close and personal. There's something amazing about the seemingly endless network of parts that make up this marvel of engineering.
Ron W. Henriksen is the brainchild and founder of Austin Executive Airport and he's written a very interesting history of how it all came about. Chapter 11 details how he purchased and restored the Rolls Royce engine. The entire book can be read at this link: Austin Executive Airport: A History
Thanks to Mr. Henriksen for sharing his passion with us and for preserving such an amazing piece of aviation history.