When taking off and landing, the Concorde flies at a steep angle, which makes
it difficult for the pilot to see. To increase visibility during take off and
landing, the pilot tilts the whole nose down by 12.5 degrees. During flight,
the pilot straightens the nose and raises a heat-resistant visor to create a
streamlined shape. This reduces drag and improves fuel efficiency.
Take-off and Subsonic Cruising (tilt 12.5 degrees, visor down)