TwinPioneer From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3001 times:
Hey ACEregular. Your words are absolutely spot on. Mounted, sounds like a bl**dy stud scene. Why did Germany get a Concorde to display? (Mutters) I was at RAF Fairford when 'she' was in the 'prototype stage'. Serving in the RAF at the time but, we were providing the fire/crash vehicles. Funny how those that didn't want any part of the finest passenger aircraft ever built, now want to mount and display it as a kind of 'souvenir. Bl**dy t*ssers. I personally would rather have seen them all scrapped than, be given to 'outsiders'. Strong words? That's because I have very strong feelings about the 'Queen of the skies'
SpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2863 times:
Well, once again it just goes to show you the difference between Air France and British Airways. BA would have never allowed a display like that. But, because Concorde was no more than just another Airbus to AF, they don't care where anyone sticks it. They're just glad to be rid of it.
Setjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
GERMANY, GIVE BACK CONCORDE!!!
Pardon, it was a french Concorde. I guess this specific aircraft has never been to the island, no reason to get it "back" onto the island!
Obviously, the Technik Museum at Sinsheim is a lousy and not very serious museum which rather puts a slide onto an aircraft then really care for the state of the thing.
I never understood why Air France gave away one of their best aircrafts to such a bad museum for nothing in return. Just look at other pictures from Sinsheim or Speyer and you know what I mean!
Olympic A-340 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 780 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2835 times:
I think it is very sad to see this graceful lady in that condition. I flew F-BVFB in April 2003, and it just saddens me to see her, as someone previously said, stuffed like a dead animal. At least let her rest in dignity. It's sad to see some Concordes like this one and the one in NYC....certainly not the ambience that Concorde once exuded in the air
ACEregular From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 676 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2805 times:
I was not saying give it back to Britain, I want them to give it back to a country, who Concorde had an affiliation with. I only see the bad connection that all those German tourists died on the AF crash in 2000.
You should go there and see, how they expose the planes, it looks more silly on the posted pics, than it actually is...
And if You don like the idea of "Germany" having a Concorde, just go to AirFrance for whining...the director of the museums is a real aviation and technics enthusiast and he travels far and talks a lot to get more "monuments".
Better see a Concorde on the roof of a museum, together with her Tupolev sister, visible from the Autobahn as well, than have a museum like that: