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Concorde: A Love Story, On TV Tonight  
User currently offlineBritair From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 933 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Hi guys in the UK, dont forget "Concorde: A Love Story" is on BBC2 at 2000 hrs tonight (Sunday 19 Oct).

From www.radiotimes.co.uk:

"Concorde: A Love Story

Review
Due to be taken out of service on Friday, the world’s only supersonic passenger plane is finally brought to ground.

It's all too easy to see the decommissioning of Concorde as a symbol of national decline. But it makes more sense to think of it as a thing of great beauty and an engineering triumph that will be remembered for ever.

Yes, it's sad that it has to stop flying, but it's great that it ever flew at all. The sheer scale of the folie de grandeur is marvellous - as this film outlines tellingly. The pilot's seat alone cost £80 million to develop. The final cost of £1.4 billion was ten times the original estimate.

Celebrity frequent fliers, engineers, pilots and stewardesses tell the story of an icon. "

Enjoy  Smile



[Edited 2003-10-19 18:41:27]

[Edited 2003-10-19 18:45:16]

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3359 times:

I'll sacrifice A.net time to watch that  Big thumbs up

Josh


User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

Anyway we can see it here in the U.S.?


Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

It was a great program, Friday is going to be a truly sad day.  Sad

LHR340



A340 LoVeR! EC-GQK - LHR The Bussiest International Airport & 3rd Bussiest In The World!
User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

It was brilliant. £80m to make a pilot's seat!

Josh


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

It was so effective it left alump in my throat. I have never been through so many emotions in 50 mins before
Sam Smile Sad  Laugh out loud



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

Damnit.

Keep Concorde Keep Concorde!



User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 78
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3066 times:

A very good programme which caught the sprit of the project and the public affection, and in some cases opposition.
A BBC production so possible that it may appear on BBC America.


User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4105 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3017 times:

GDB have u got any advise on where to go at LHR to watch concorde depart on tuesday???
Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13170 posts, RR: 78
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

You won't like this but,
Dont. If you are driving at least.
It's mad enough now, some insane driving and just stopping on a busy road going on.

Keep away from areas adjacent to the BA base.
Use the Visitor Centre area, could well be 09L departures as a 747 damaged the Southern runway tonight leading to a 09L on the BA001 this evening.


User currently offlinePlaneMad From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 533 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2943 times:

It was a great program. I am so annoyed that they are taking it out of service. I will never get to go on it  Sad

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

"Due to be taken out of service on Friday, the world’s only supersonic passenger plane is finally brought to ground."

maybe it is the wording but it sounds like the author did not want her to fly, by stating it is finally being brought to the ground.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2818 times:

A great programme. It gave an in-depth perspective on the history and development of the Concorde and showed how its potential was whittled away by events beyond the control of the builders (oil crisis, 747, NIMBY etc). To see that programme was, to say the least, overwhelming and at times it was easy to shed tears for the plane, so great were the emotions whipped up. It is truly sad to see it go.

This was a far better programme than the Channel 5 one featuring Sir Branson, which was rather biased towards his personal cause. The one glaring omission from the BBC programme was mention of the TU-144. While it is true that America did not get beyond mock-ups of its SST programme the fact that the Soviets did succeed in putting one into the air is very significant. In this regard perhaps the BBC itself was playing a bit of politics by showing pride in Britannia as beating America in something - talking about TU-144 would have burnt that theme somewhat as it flew earlier and was faster although not a true success either. Channel 5's programme did mention the Soviets and showed the film of the 1973 crash.

All the same, it is too sad Concorde is going this week....

TrintoCan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineWbryce From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 91 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2796 times:

i watched it too!

i had never realised concorde had alot of hatred towards it!

then again im only 18 and wasn't around the time....

Anyone know what time it will be landing at Edinburgh at? (24th october its due i think)


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