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Is There An AF Concorde Flight Tomorrow (sat.)?  
User currently offlineAviastar From Belarus, joined Nov 2000, 280 posts, RR: 4
Posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

I've decided to go to Roissy tomorrow (saturday) to see the Concorde taking off but there is no mention of this flight (AF002, 10h30) on the site of Air France on saturday (??).

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User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

AF002 operates only 5 days/week. Unfortunately for you, Saturday is one of the 2 days with no flight.
The only chace for you is if there is one of the last charter flights CDG-CDG.
There will be a flight Sunday
Teva



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User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2553 times:

Just an aside-is Air France ENDING all Concorde flights as of May 31st or just the regularly scheduled ones-continuing charters beyond that? Their website mentions ending all Concorde operations on Oct. 31st but also suspending flights as of May 31st-just a bit confused by the wording, I guess. Thanks all.

User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2520 times:

This entry from another Concorde thread answered my question. Nevermind.

Username: David_itl
"Check out gordonroxburgh's concorde website and look at the entry for 29th April."

http://www.concordesst.com/latestnews.html





User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2518 times:

Last scheduled service will be May 31st.

Charters will continue until the end of September.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineAvObserver From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 2474 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2492 times:

According to the website David_itl posted, retirement of the 4 flying AF SSTs will be quick-how will they do charters until the end of September if the FINAL Air France Concorde flight is June 27th as this article in the link states:

Air France retirement plans emerge - 17/5/03
After weeks of speculation Air France are set to announce their retirement plans for the Concorde fleet. Their 4 flyable aircraft will go to museums around the world, while the aircraft that was in a check, F-BVFF, will eventually go on show at Paris' Charles De Gaulle Airport.

First to leave the nest at CDG with be Concorde F-BVFA. Fox-Alpha, Air France's first Concorde, will head out the the Smithsonian Museum's Steven F Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles Airport, Washington DC, on June12th. The museum has a long running contract with the airline to supply a Concorde which is set to be honoured, by them supplying the first Concorde to operate a commercial service to the US and that airport.

Next up for retirement will be F-BTSD. It is understood that although it may depart CDG on June 14th, it is more likely to make its ferry flight to its final destination of the Air and Space museum at Le Bourget on the first day of the Paris airshow on Saturday June 21st. Eventually Concorde 213 : F-BTSD, the 18th aircraft built, will go on show next to the first ever Concorde 001 : F-WTSS. Although at this time it is not confirmed, the aircraft could fly in formation with Patrouille de France, the Aerobatics team of the French Air force at the airshow.

On June 23rd F-BFVC will be ferried to the airport nearest to the Auto & Technik Museum at Sinsheim in Germany. It is expected to go on show at this museum on the roof adjacent to their TU144 later on in the year.

The final ever Air France Concorde flight will take place on June 27th, when F-BVFB is retired to its place of origin at Toulouse. It will not go on display next to Concorde 201, but will be placed at the entrance to the new Airbus A380 plant. Many in France feel that this is a strange choice, as Airbus are not know to have looked after Concorde 201 too well over recent years and it was Airbus' decision, as the manufacturer, not to support Concorde after October 2003 that lead to an earlier than planned demise.





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