EZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52 Posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3281 times:
Do British Airways plan to keep a Concorde on show at Heathrow, after all it has been her home for her whole life, wouldnt seem right not going to Heathrow and the only Concorde you can see is the model at the tunnel entrance.
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3138 times:
Just how many Concordes are coming here (USA)? I know Air France gave their oldest to the Air & Space Museum in DC. But that's the only Concorde I know of staying in the US. So if 3 of the 7 BA's Concorde are staying home...where are the other 4 going to? Regards.
"Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." --Ben Franklin
Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3401 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3112 times:
One will be retired to the Intrepid Air and Space museum in New York City and one will be retired to the Seatle museum of Flight i believe. Those are the only two that will be retired in the US i think
B2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1369 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3088 times:
Latest reports are:
G-BOAA: not airworthy; Heathrow display? (England, in any case)
G-BOAB: same (England)
G-BOAC: Manchester Airport, England
G-BOAD: Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, New York City
G-BOAE: Museum of Flight, BFI, Seattle
G-BOAF: Filton, England (in fact, she will be housed in the same Brabazon hangar in which she was built, at least temporarily)
G-BOAG: Grantley Adams Airport, Barbados
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3040 times:
Well another one from AF was given to the museum in Sinsheim /Southern Germany, and I can assure you when the old lady came on her last flight to Baden-Baden airport (rest of the way was done per truck/ship), she got the welcome these beauties deserve: Thousands and thousands of aviation fans were there and cheering, TV and radio coverage, a very touching scene, a bit like when the German football team comes home with another title .
Oerk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
Just saw Concorde flying over central Manchester... must have been on its way out after take-off.
The noise is unreal - incredible. Roaring throughout the streets. First time Ive seen everyone stand there in the street and just look up in the sky. Got a nice view too, reasonably high, but clearly visible with its black exhaust.
Sounded louder than a Tornado flying on the deck - and sustained. Awesome that such a great aircraft still grabs everyones attention.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2457 times:
Some locations are not decided, as museums in some locations have not yet fully satisfised BA.
If they don't, someone else will get them.
Making OAB (not OAA) flyable, apart from being costly even without a tank mod, would be a 2 year programme with a few staff.
T5 will not get an aircraft.
I and others object to BGI getting one, I understand it's on thin ice. Why? Well it is not in a loacation most members of the public would get to see.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
I really question that the Intrepid Museum in NCY gets a Concorde.
The focus of the museum is entirelly on military aircraft. Also, they don't seem to care avout the state of their aircraft. Just take a look at the Blackbird they have in open storage and you get the point.
Obviously there is also the question about the difficult transportation.
I hope British Airways finds a better place in New York City. How about somewhere on Times Square similar to the model they had on top of the TS Cafe until a couple of years ago?
StevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 10 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Re: G-BOAE for BFI:
Does anyone know when this is coming to BFI? Great news, regardless! Will it be flown in or brought in by pieces (I hope not!).
There was a BA concorde that flew into PDX a number of years ago (late 80's or early 90's) that I got to see when sitting underneath the right wingtip of a United DC-8. I'll have to look to see if there's any pics of that one on the website when it came to PDX.