Well I was dreaming many times of a Concorde in Colombia.....but finally (for me!) its true!
When did this happen? (back in the 70's/80's??? You can see CATAM in the background I think.
Why visit it Colombia?
For the visit of the French president Miterrand? Or a visit of the pope back in the 80's??
Where there more visits??
Also did the Concorde visit Argentina/ Brazil/ Chile/ Peru/ Ecuador/ Venezuela/ Mexico or any other country in Latin America.
Thanks in advance!
Colombia... can't wait to be there again!!!!!!!!!!
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 61 Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2949 times:
CCS was one of the first REGULAR destinations for Air France Concorde in the 70's ! The flight was operated with and intermediate refueling stop at SMA (Santa-Maria, Azores).
As mentionned above, AF inaugurated Concorde services on CDG-DKR-GIG on January 21st 1976. IAD was then added, and MEX in continuation of the CDG-IAD flight or later in continuation of the CDG-JFK flight.
Concorde did several flights to South America, even in its early days during test flights :
The very first tour in South America was between Sept.4th 1971 and Sept.18th 1971. with Concorde 001 F-WTSS : the routing was
TOULOUSE - SAL (SID)
Concorde 102 F-WTSA landed for the first time in CCS during its second tour in South America : Sept.18th 1973 to Sept.26th 1973 :
CCS-DFW for the inauguration of the new Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
The CDG-(SMA)-CCS flight was programmed 6 hours including the refueling stop. It was inaugurated on April 9th 1976. The AF's Concorde flights to CCS stopped in March 31st 1982, as well as the flights GIG.
During the last years, Concorde came back several for special flights in South America.
I had the chance to operate, as a flight Attendant one of the "South America Concorde Tour" in 1998 :
MIA - (CAY) - GIG
FLYSSC From France, joined Aug 2003, 7313 posts, RR: 61 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2677 times:
When Air France inaugurated its flies CDG-HAV, in the late 90's the inaugural flight was flown with a Concorde
Peteinmiami, where did you get that ???
Concorde did land at HAV during a special flight...The SuperSonic was welcomed at Havana Airport by Fidel Castro himself... but it has nothing to do with the regular AF's daily flight inaugurated in 1998 (it was a weekly flight at that time, operated by a B742)