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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Posted (11 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3309 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.

Glenn


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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3235 times:

Yes

My understanding is that one of the BA aircraft will be a gate guardian at terminal five when it opens.



User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

The other two Concordes staying in Britain are going to Filton and Manchester, the rest are going to the USA...

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3166 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.


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User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3429 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3140 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

User currently offlineB2707SST From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 1369 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3116 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

--B2707SST



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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

I feel that G-BOAC should be left at LHR, being the head of the Concorde fleet, it should stay at home!

Glenn



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User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3068 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 Big grin.



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User currently offlineXXXX10 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 777 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

EZYAIRBUS

A nice thought but G-BOAA and G-BOAB cannot fly (they were never modified after the crash) it is therefore much easier to export those aircraft that can.

Of course LHR still has G-conc


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3045 times:

cant they stick it on a low-loader? im sure the police would take great pleasure in escorting a Concorde on its trip to manchester up the motorway.

Glenn

p.s Why didnt Concorde visit LTN on its UK tour?



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User currently offlineOerk From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3017 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.


User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7392 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2972 times:
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BOAA was, according to a Sunday tabloid, expected to make it's sedate way to a "museum near Edinburgh".

No roaring, cheering crowds in West Didsbury.....general apathy ruled! Hopefully, should we get one, we'll be back on the 24s for it's arrival!

David


User currently offlineVickybiccy From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 212 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2932 times:

I saw it on the way home from work (Withington) and got a good view, although I wish I had stayed at work as I am on the fourth floor and would have got a good view.

I was in a queue of traffic so stuck my head out to look at it (and hear it) but then the car behind beeped so I had to move!!

Don't these people realise how special the moment was??? grrrrr

Am hoping to book a day off for when G-BOAC arrives at MAN...does anyone have a confirmed date for it arriving???


User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3702 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
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G-BOAA and G-BOAB cannot fly (they were never modified after the crash)

If BA applied for a 'Permit to Fly' (assuming it was granted) they wouldn't need a C of A to fly them to a museum non-rev.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2693 times:

Anyone here know where I can find a complete production list of all 20 Concorde airframes, and their registrations? Thanks for any help. Regards.


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User currently offlineHeinz From Germany, joined Feb 2000, 256 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

FlagshipAZ, try www.concordesst.com.
I guess you will find most of what you need.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

I also find that G-BOAC should stay at LHR, it has too much emotional value...

Would it be possible to replace the small Concorde on display with a real one?

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

Anyone here know where I can find a complete production list of all 20 Concorde airframes, and their registrations?

http://concordesst.com


User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

To FlagshipAZ,...and others :


Prototypes :

- Concorde 001 F-BWTSS : Air/Space museum- Le Bourget Airport
- Concorde 002 G-BSST : Yeovilton Museum (GB)

Pre-series :

- 101 - G-AXDN : Duxford Museum - GB -
- 102 - F-WTSA : Paris-Orly Museum

Series :

- 201 - F-WTSB : Stored at Airbus Industry - Toulouse - F -

- 202 - G-BBDG : Stored at Filton - GB -

- 203 - F-BTSC : Crashed out of CDG airport on 07/25/200

- 204 - G-BOAC

- 205 - F-BVFA : Washington D.C Museum.

- 206 - G-BOAA :

- 207 - F-BVFB : Shisheim Museum - Germany -

- 208 - G-BOAB

- 209 - F-BVFC : Stored at Airbus Industry - Toulouse - F -

- 210 - G-BOAD :

- 211 - F-BVFD : retired from service on 05/27/1982. Used for spares

- 212 - G-BOAE :

- 213 - F-BTSD : Stored at Paris - Le Bourget Airport

- 214 - G-BOAG

- 215 - F-BVFF : Stored by Air France Maintenance at Paris-CDG

- 216 - G-BOAF :


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2485 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.


User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2358 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?


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2180 times:

I'm with Setjet here. I sincerley hope strict provisions are made with the USS Intrepid about the state of the Concorde.

User currently offlineNudelhirsch From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 1438 posts, RR: 19
Reply 22, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2107 times:

Yeeeh, right Andreas, approx 25000 peeps were there, I was one...that was just awesome! What a great show!


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User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2056 times:

Some Americans may take offence to this but i believe all the Concordes should remain in the UK, send one to all the airports that concorde visited on its uk tour.


Glenn



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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2026 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.

Thanks.



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