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7 years since final Concorde flight
« on: November 28, 2010, 08:31:14 AM »
I forgot to post this on Friday but the 26th was the 7th anniversary of the final ever Concorde flight from Heathrow to Filton - G-BOAF 'going home'. I've still got a copy of that iconic photo of her over the Clifton Bridge minutes before she touched down for the last time on my computer screensaver slideshow.

Where have those 7 years gone? last year in one of my quizzes I asked in which year concorde made it's final flight and very few realised that it was that long ago , most thought 3 or 4 years, how time flies.
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Re: 7 years since final Concorde flight
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 11:33:56 AM »
A shame that at least one couldn't have been kept in a taxiable condition somewhere.  :cry:
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Re: 7 years since final Concorde flight
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 02:56:18 PM »
most people know my feelings about Concorde... :lol:  :twisted:  :lol:  :twisted:
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Re: 7 years since final Concorde flight
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2010, 08:49:08 PM »
There is one French one at Le Bourget which wasn't castrated like the other 14 were to prevent re-use. There are plans to wake it up a bit more (hydraulics still work and nose comes up and down at moment), get at least 2 engines working and do fast taxis. Some people are twittering about flying, unless they change the rules that apply to the good lady, there is IMHO no chance.

PS Denis - whta's wrong with Concorde ?
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