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Concorde's Last Flight... My Pics From JFK  
User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13949 times:

Sorry, but I'm not a very good photographer... but at least you get the idea.


The sunlight of a cold October day makes its first appearance at JFK.


The true enthusiasts are all up and ready, braving the cold at 6:20 AM.


More people show up.


An Atlas Air 747.


LOTS of people show up!!! Big grin


Beautiful sunrise!!


Speedbird 002 is cleared to go... one final time.


Climbing...


Turning...


Just overhead...


Splendid in the morning sun...


So long! You will forever be missed.  Sad





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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13717 times:

Outstanding! Good job on deadline!


Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2683 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13669 times:

Awesome pictures! It's not even on the ground yet!

Nick


User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13640 times:

Ah! The benefits of T-Mobile, SONY VAIO, & Intel Centrino Mobile Technology!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineCapt.fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 708 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13613 times:

Anyone have exact departure time?

Great to se these sooo quick ... Thanks!

Farewell to the Sexiest Lady in Aviation  Smile


User currently offlineDoninfc From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13610 times:

Great shots! Only wish those people would have picked up some of that trash while they were waiting.

User currently offlineJAL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13580 times:

Departure was at 0734 local on my watch. As for the trash... its nothing new. People are pigs.  Angry

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13533 times:

GREAT photos and also enjoyed seeing the photos of all the people out there with you. Well done and THANKS


You can cut the irony with a knife
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5632 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13458 times:

I just saved your last picture as my desktop background at work. Excellent pictures.


"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
User currently offlineJblake1 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 292 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13359 times:

JAL777 Thanks for your efforts in showing us this beautiful lady on her final departure.

User currently offlineChgoan From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 230 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13212 times:

Wow....this was great....thanks for sharing.

User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13190 times:

Amazing pictures, and an excellent farewell to the most beautiful bird ever to have flown the skies.


Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
User currently offlineVectorVictor From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13124 times:

Not a good photographer?

Surely you jest...they gave me few chills.

I envy the lucky ones to be so close.


User currently offlineAirxliban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 13064 times:

JAL777,

thank you so much. your efforts are very much appreciated.

incidentally, what ship was this? Alpha Golf?



PARIS, FRANCE...THE BEIRUT OF EUROPE.
User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12997 times:

Thank you JAL 777. Those were some of the most beautiful pictures of the Concorde I've ever seen. Thanks for your contributions


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 688 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12994 times:

Beautiful shots! Thanks for posting  Smile

Airxliban, yes that was OAG operating BA002.

Federico


User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12978 times:

JAL777: Excellent work. Combined with the CNN and MSNBC video of the 3 landings at LHR a short time ago, my day has been made!


Maggs swings, it's a drive deep to left! The Tigers are going to the World Series!!!
User currently offlineRattibone From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 125 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 12926 times:

Just watched it land live on TV.....a sad day indeed. However the pictures are awesome. One of the most beautiful aircraft ever built...

User currently offlineThrust From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 2688 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12836 times:

I also saw it land on TV just now. One of the most beautiful landings I've ever seen.....A sad day indeed, Rattibone................


Fly one thing; Fly it well
User currently offlineN754pr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12803 times:

See the CX 744 and the BA 772 with 'Hong kong' on it  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineUsairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3392 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12800 times:

Great shots!!! you must have had an excellent zoom on that camera.

I too watched the 3 concordes land at LHR a short time ago on TV.


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12776 times:

It was wonderful being down there at Howard Beach watching her leave! I'm looking forward to having my pics developed. So long Concorde you'll be missed.

User currently offlineMx330 From Mexico, joined Oct 2002, 827 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12670 times:
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Thanks for your work JAL!!!
I really appreciate it.
As far as now its the only thing I've able to see @ school

Sad day for everyone

Greetings form Mexico (once had a Concorde scheduled flight)  Crying

Mx330



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User currently offlineRichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12647 times:

I was at JFK and saw the beautiful lady myself... I had to get up darned early to be at JFK before dawn but it was worth it!

My take on it was a little different than you guys. I got into the BA terminal (won't say how) and watched Concorde push back from the gate for the final time. I didn't get to go to the Concorde check-in area, obviously, and I didn't see any of the VIPs. They might have been on-board already by the time I got to T7 (about 6:30AM).

About 30-40 of us watched -AG push back and both pilot and co-pilot had flags waving from the cockpit windows - very poignant moment. Most of the people watching with me were either passengers and crew from a later BA flight, as well as assorted ramp personnel and a couple of journalists. There was a red, white and blue water cannon salute to Concorde and it was under its own power at about 7:10AM.

At this point, I ran to my car and intended to try and find a good spot to watch her takeoff. I figured 31L was the runway du jour but was unsure where to head to watch it takeoff. I ended up watching it from the top level of the parking garage near the JetBlue terminal. It was a nice spot (only a few fellow enthusiasts across the lot) but I did not get to see the actual rotation of Concorde. I did see her very shortly after liftoff though, as she entered into my line of sight roughly over Terminal 1. Beautiful morning. Beautiful aircraft.
Today is a historic and sad day but one we all knew would come sooner or later. I will miss the BA Concordes.

As for pictures, I admit to not getting many good ones. I was too busy running or videotaping! The inside of T7 was not a good spot to photograph the plane, sadly, as there was too much glare from the lights (it was barely light outside!). As it turns out, these pictures posted on this site are better than any I could have taken anyway - good job JAL777!  Smile

I wish I could have seen all 3 land in LHR - but I am glad I did my part and watched G-BOAG leave JFK for the last time ever.



None shall pass!!!!
User currently offlineManchesterMAN From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 1219 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 12577 times:

Anyone who missed it on TV in the UK or for those overseas you can watch a video of the three landings at LHR on the following link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3211053.stm

The first landing was the best - a gust of wind my a*se!

John



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25 Athenian21 : great job man! so long girl, greetings from Greece Chris
26 707cmf : Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing them. 707
27 Santhosh : It is a very sad moment to see the last concorde touch down at heathrow this afternoon. It seems like we have came to the end of an era of supersonic
28 Post contains images JAL777 : Thanks for the compliments.
29 Post contains images Aloha717200 : Those pictures were beautiful, JAL777, just beautiful. Thank you so much for posting them. I enjoyed seeing how many other people gathered for this ev
30 Richierich : I feel that today we took a step back technologically. First let me point what we all know as the obvious. That is, Concorde was expensive to develop,
31 Post contains images BA777 : Fantastic pictures! It's a very sad day indeed Henry
32 STT757 : Fantastic pictures, I especially liked the turn right after takeoff. One more thing, Can someone from the Queens borough Presidents Office please get
33 Arsenal@LHR : Your pictures are awesome, thank you for taking the courtesy to go out there in the early hours and take photos on this historic day.
34 Rickb : JAL777, Thank you !! Great pictures, watching the BBC coverage here in the UK the footage of BA002 taking off was poor - although great coverage as it
35 CRJ'sRule : Beautiful Pictures JAL777. It makes me teary eyed just looking at them and thinking that we'll never see Concorde in regular commercial service again.
36 Airplanepics : Great pics!! About an hour ago, I got back from LHR. The 3 concordes on finals were absolaloutly amazing!!! After they had landed, they all waited and
37 Post contains images A340600 : Gr8 pics, and yes it was alpha golf. The Heathrow-Heathrow was alpha foxtrot and unsure bout edinburgh-heathrow, Sam
38 Skyhawk : Congratulations on all of your pictures. Especially the last two. They were outstanding!!
39 Mac100 : Fabulous! Great pics!
40 Britman : Superb pictures. a mixed day, exciting yet sad. R I P concorde
41 Post contains images JAL777 : Can someone from the Queens borough Presidents Office please get some kind of anti-liter program going, it's disgraceful. Yes it is... its absolutely
42 Thrust : It's so disappointing that the Concordes are no longer flying. I still remember seeing the Concorde when I flew LHR-JFK and JFK-STL. The British Airwa
43 Cs03 : Thank you for the great PICS! It was sad that the NYC news showed people celebrating the fact that the flights have been put to an end. The power-brok
44 JAL777 : It's Howard Beach. A bunch of mobsters who buy $1million houses under the approach paths into Kennedy and then complain.
45 Post contains images N751PR : Very good! My camera was on the fritz (out of all times too....) so no pics coming from me. But thankfully I got the takeoff on tape so I didn't go em
46 Post contains images Futureualpilot : Wish I could have been there ......must have been somethin else
47 Flyguy1 : LOL...JAL 777. You described Howard Beach well.
48 J.mo : Great concorde pictures!! I wish I could have been there myself...The litter is about I would expect in New York though.
49 Tiger119 : I'm sure you have been reminded, but DON'T LOOSE THOSE PICTURES!!!!! They are indeed wonderful. David
50 DC-10 Levo : You've got some great pictures there. I took some at MAN when it came round on the Tour Of Britain. They turned out to be the best photos I have ever
51 Post contains images N751PR : I just realized.............I'm in the 5th picture!
52 Post contains links and images Nudelhirsch : As a chapter in aviation history is about to be finished, not forever for sure, but for the active part... in loving dedication and memory: A vote for
53 GDB : Thanks for those great pics, you can almost hear the roar. Thanks to those who got up early to see her off. Thanks for all the good wishes from across
54 Iberia340600 : The Concorde will definitely missed...from my days working at JFK and watching the Concorde take off to being at home....I live in Northern Queens...b
55 Post contains images Mirrodie : Thank you Jal777 for the photos. Too bad we did not see you. We arrived at 0610 and trekked across the shoreline to the right and climbed under the ra
56 JAL777 : Hey Mirrodie... I saw you folks leaving for the bridge. I left a little while after that to head down that gravel path and hopefully cross the railroa
57 Mirrodie : Yeah, we came to fence, saw it locked and went left, hit water, and crawled under a 4 foot spave under the tracks, through wet sand. COLD!!! LOL I tru
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