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Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian?  
User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Any A.net shooters get shots of the arrival of F-BVFA at Dulles?

More info here:

Press Release
http://www.nasm.edu/nasm/pa/nasmnews/pr/061103.htm

Press images
http://www.nasm.edu/nasm/pa/nasmnews/pr/hazycenter/images.htm

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User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Yup! A few of us were out there. Hopefully my shots came out good but I won't find out for another few days (when the slides are back). I'll post some links once they are on my site.

Sunil


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Sunil,

Michal uploaded his Concorde pictures to this site.


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Photo © Michal Kuklinski



Rafal


User currently offlineExitRow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1796 times:

Any pomp and circumstance or did it just taxi quietly (metaphorically speaking) to some hangar?

Great shot by Michal. I love the visible reversed thrust.



User currently offlineSunilgupta From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 786 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Well, close to it but not quite.

She was cleared from 10,000 feet down to 5,000 and then right into the approach. The landing was straight in on 19L. After touchdown she taxied off the runway and onto taxiway Kilo (the media was stationed on highspeed K3 so they were between the Concorde as she landed and taxied).

After taxing past the media she turned left onto Alpha or Bravo, past the tower, left on Zulu and up to the new parking pad near runway 30. There she will stay until she’s moved inside the museum building sometime before opening.

If you happed to be in terminal C/D terminal you can get a good view of her parked on the pad although the light poles will get in the way of any decent photo.

Sunil


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