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User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 1
Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2030 times:

On October 24th, where are good spotting points for Concorde. I know a few places but the police will be there so they probably won't be happy. Are there any good spots???

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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2018 times:

I guess there will be much more people than police agents, so don't be too scared  Big grin

Just stand where you want, but of course do not block any traffic etc.

Good vantage point: depends from the runway in use on that day... Just follow the crowd  Big grin


User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1967 times:

I went up to see it take-off today from ontop of the Terminal 1 parking garage. To my surprise there were also a few other guys takin pictures as well. It was my first time watching it take-off, and man was it loud. There were a lot of security patrols around the garage but never stopped us.

Keep in mind the last concorde departs JFK at 7am Friday morning while it will still be fairly dark.

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

Dude, you know Concorde's last flight also lands at LHR?

Thats what the thread starter is talking about...

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3814 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

sorry, my bad....i automatically thought he was talking about this side of the pond

User currently offlineN751PR From Japan, joined May 2002, 1251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

I have the same question but different location. Anyone know any good spots in JFK?

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User currently offlineRC4050 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1798 times:
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I'd like some of that info too, for JFK.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

I guess it depends what runway you want to watch - for the southern runway, if you catch the choob to Hatton X, walk out to the left of the roundabout, past the Barclays Bank, turn left and walk into the carpark for the BA technical area (it used to be outside the security cordon, not sure these days), you can get very close to the end of the southern runway eastern end - Concorde taking off used to set off car-alarms there, so its pretty close.

For the other runway, for the Eastern end, as well as to watch aircraft crossing the perimeter road between the TBA//J/K hangars and the main airport area, there's a roundabout about half a mile up the road from Hatton X which is a popular breeding ground for the Lesser-Spotting Anorak.

User currently offlineQantas744 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 246 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

On Friday expect the last three Concorde flights to follow one and other onto runway 27R at around 4pm. The road that connects Hatton Cross to the BA maintennance area will be closed from 2pm to all traffic and pedestrians. My advice is make sure you are in the area of 27R before 2pm and then pick your spot, either side of the north perimeter road will be absolutely full of people and the traditional 27R spot will be swamped.

It's gonna be crazy but I hope you get to see what you want.


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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1529 times:

Well, if you can't be at LHR in person, it is on BBC2 TV from 1530 to 1630.

'Concorde: the End of a Dream'

For those overseas it is being broadcast simultaneously on BBC News 24

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