It is absolutely disgraceful that these aircraft are being left outside in the elements. They will just deteriorate, so much for preservation eh? There was this big deal prior to the final flights etc. where the a/c will go and to which home. The type of home where the aircraft goes to was in terms of relevance and suitability and that the airframes would be looked after.
What have we got? most of them being left outside. Well all of them by the sounds of it, at least for the time being.
I hope this changes.
Look at the stuff at Duxford and at Boeing Field, sun bleached paintwork and transfers flaked, corrosion, rotting rubber, cracks - not a way to retire such an aircraft with dignaty.
Not sure sure if 23 is out for good.
Maybe just while the taxiway mods are being done and the temp stands in T4 are in use.
Put it this way there is a big barracade 1/2 way down rwy23 cordoned off with dump trucks & construction equipment stored inside it. Its gonna be out of use for some time by the looks of it.
Wasnt aware of the bolts being used for this one.
Probably to stop the crosswinds blowing it over!! Crosswind runway, 23....(joke) Maybe it is to stop the bearded one from towing it away under darkness to re-appear in another livery......
Yes, I had heard rumours about T5 just as Conc retirement had been announced.
Remember the model at the tunnel enterance, slogan
"Concorde Timeless... BA ......"
answers on a postcard please.