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Maybe Again Concorde?  
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

The Concorde isn't just another plane. The retirements of 727's, L1011's and DC10's is certainly sentimental, but the Concorde is a different story.
I wonder if somewhere down the road, the Concorde will have an occasional flight. Sure would be nice, eh.


Heia Norge!
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User currently offlineRyder10uk From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2003, 120 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1735 times:

as a bomber i reckon

User currently offlineLucifer From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Not with the corrosion issues that they had after it had been grouded following the 2000 Paris crash. There was a substantial weight loss after 3 supersonic cycles, according to Claud Freeman, that negate keeping it long, without flying it. And keeping it to fly would require commercial operations to sustain the cost. Which has been proven unsustainable unfortunately.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

What corrosion? Getting heated up everytime at Mach 2 tends to prevent corrosion.
As for the BA Manager quoted, let's just say he won't be remembered as one who fought our corner, or knew much about the aircraft, or had much to do with the return to flight programme and did not have the respect of the flight crews...for good reason.
Kept a close eye on his career prospects however.


User currently offlineCOncordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1602 times:

What corrosion? Getting heated up everytime at Mach 2 tends to prevent corrosion.

I believe he's speaking of possible corrosion from sitting, not during flight.

That's the reason why the French were intially so reluctant to D-check F-BVFF, corrosion from sitting.


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13229 posts, RR: 77
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1557 times:

Some very minor surface corrosion in a cople of areas due the grounding, soon fixed. But we kept the aircraft in working order and under cover as much as possible, as well as ventilated when under cover.
As well as it being the most maintained airliner there ever was.


User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1013 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1471 times:

I would think if the Concorde (or really any plane) is stored inside in a controlled environment that corrosion would not be a problem.


Heia Norge!
User currently offlineBmi330 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1450 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1396 times:

I think she will fly again. She is to special to just be put in a museum to wrote and die off. Someone will save her from that fate I am sure and she will rise graciously into the sky like only she can like a phoenix from the ashes. Look at what happened to the TU-144 for a short why and that wasn't perceived hafe as well as Concorde.

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