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Concorde ... out of the Hangar today!

Old 4th Jul 2001, 09:33
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Thumbs up Concorde ... out of the Hangar today!

If you're at LHR today, from 3pm for about 3 hours Concorde will be touring the taxiways. Good to see the old lady on her way back!
 
Old 4th Jul 2001, 12:35
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good things are worth waiting for.
shame brian (RIP) can't share the moment with us.
 
Old 4th Jul 2001, 17:49
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Great, How long before the first picture of it will be posted on here... ?

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Old 5th Jul 2001, 11:23
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Delighted that its on its way back. Look forward to hearing that familiar and greatly missed roar over Reading in the not too distant future.
 
Old 9th Jul 2001, 21:10
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I was around the BA maintenance area on Friday and I saw Concorde there doing engine tests; running the engines up to clear the cobwebs! Great to see the old bird again.
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Old 9th Jul 2001, 22:03
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A couple of weeks ago I was on EZY from PMI to LTN and the routing took us over LHR at about FL290 (I think they said).

It was a fabulously clear afternoon and I got a magnificent bird's eye view of the place from an angle that I had not seen before.

What drew my eye was three Concordes sitting next to each in the sun, in perfect 'plan view'

From any angle and any altitude, she is the one.
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Old 9th Jul 2001, 22:35
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Good News!

Just a quick question. Why do people refer to Concords as a single entity? rather like saying they saw 747!
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Old 10th Jul 2001, 01:21
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This is really good news. Thing now really look to be moving to get the Great Birds back in the Sky.

Rumour around Heathrow today is that Wed 11th or Thursday 12th will be when she takes to the air to start the re-certification process, with a 3 hr flight out into the Altlantic and then back to RAF Brize Norton for more tests.

If this is so, good luck to everyone involved at BA who read this forum.
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Old 10th Jul 2001, 01:47
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Excellent, I am very near Brize, I REALLY hope that that rumour is true!
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Old 10th Jul 2001, 03:40
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Concorde OAF planned ETS late morning 12July. It is then, as everyone has stated planning a simulated JFK trip by heading 1.5hrs out across the pond before returning to Brize where it will undergo several evalution flights and ground tests.

Best of luck to everyone involved.
 
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Can't wait to see her up again. Rising up like the Phoenix, back to here old grandeur!
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What have the pilots and E/Os been doing since the Paris tragedy???
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Old 11th Jul 2001, 02:40
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OAF not expected to fly now until next week, possibly Monday 16th, however further taxi trials around LHR are expected possibly Thursday 12th.
 
Old 11th Jul 2001, 03:16
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I gather, spannerhead, that some kept current on the sim and one or two moved fleet. However, I am reliably informed, by a BA 747 mate, that one should now exercise extreme caution in accepting a round of golf against any Concorde pilots/engs - if money is involved!

Very much looking forward to seeing and hearing the great bird back in the home-counties skies again.
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 02:58
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Crews have been kept busy on other fleets, however they start training back on the Conc fleet next month.
Whatever happened to that thread that was started up about chartering one of the Concs for a pprune trip?
No profit, inaugural flight type deal, could be excellent PR for BA, a bunch of pilots flying as passengers.
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 05:42
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Thunderbirds are Go!!

Fantastic news.

Mr Benn what a fabulous idea, can you get em to take a turn past Oz on the way pleeeeease.
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Back out again today (Friday) at 3pm ... it's going to the stand for a practice push-back
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 23:08
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Due to fly into Brize Norton on Tuesday 17th.

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Right, so far we've had 3 dates for Concorde going into Brize Norton. We've had the 12th, 16th an now 17th.

Can someone confirm which one it is please????? (I know it can't be the 12th because we've gone past that one!)
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All sources now point to Flying on17th....Same day as BA AGM
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