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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

A BA press release has just come my way :

I am pleased to announce that Concorde's technical verification flight will
take place tomorrow afternoon, Tuesday 17th July.

Tomorrow's flight, which is a requirement of the manufacturer Airbus UK, is
part of the programme to return Concorde safely back to commercial service
again. It follows a series of ground tests and inspections and the installation
of Kevlar-rubber compound fuel tank liners designed to minimise any fuel leaks
should the wing skin be punctured. The wiring in the undercarriage area has
also been strengthened.

Concorde will depart from the Engineering base at 1400 local. It will fly for
approximately three and a half hours and land at RAF Brize Norton.

The flight will be under the command of Captain Mike Bannister and CAA Chief
Test pilot Jock Reid on behalf of Airbus UK. There will be no passengers on board.

This is another important step towards returning Concorde safely back to service
and I would like to thank the engineering teams for their tremendous work since
last year.

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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1337 times:

Just managed to get the day off too!!

So were see whats faster between Heathrow and Brize...Concorde or my Honda  Wink/being sarcastic

You just know its going to rain all day now!

Paul


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 1339 times:

Good luck in the race Paul! Just dont break any laws!

I may make my way up to LHR tomorrow aswell to have a gander at the beauty

But, and there is a big but, the weather!

Forecast for LHR tomorrow : WET!

LGW





User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1317 times:

Go Paul! Hope you or someone can get some pics..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

The rain and low cloud couldnt stop me at LHR!!!!!!

Pics are in the queue.

Regards

Paul


User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

I assume you're shooting digital?  Smile
I just read in the news that she took off at 3:18 and now the pics are here in the queue. Great
Peter



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User currently offlinePUnmuth@VIE From Austria, joined Aug 2000, 4163 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1300 times:

And BINGO!
They are added and in the headline!
Congrats
Peter



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User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1292 times:

Peter,

Thanks! For once digital has the edge.

The weather was not nice at all with some serious low colud and rain hitting Heathrow just at the wrong time, if anybody has seen the landing TV coverage from Brize then I guess I had it lucky! That landing looked "interesting" with the wind blowing her about, but nice camera angle for the reverse thrust throwing the standing water up.

You know I forgot how good it sounded!

Regards

Paul


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Yeah I saw the landing on TV at Brize. The wind really blowing the old girl around but I though not a bad landing.

Paul, yes there where some nice camera angles used by the TV companies which is good, I hate it when something as big as this is not convered as well as it could be.

Oh, the sound of concorde.........hopefully not long till we all hear it again

LGW


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