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Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?  
User currently offline22right From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 420 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5699 times:

This photo was being dicussed in a separate unrelated thread, but I just noticed something weird (!?)


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Please look carefully just to the upper left of center. You may need to view the picture in Large mode. I am 99% sure that is a BA Concorde sitting there. I was under the impression that the Concorde was going to be in a public viewing area at LHR. A few meters from what looks like an active runway (is that Rwy 22??) sure doesnt seem like a public area? Was this picture really taken on July 4th or is it an older photo and the Concorde has since been moved?


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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5674 times:

It will be showcased in Terminal 5 after completion of works.
During happier times :

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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5652 times:

It's still there and has been for several months.

is that Rwy 22??
Nope but close,it's rwy23 which is now a full time taxiway.


User currently offlineSafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5612 times:

Here is some info about Concorde at LHR: http://www.concordesst.com/latestnews_03_9.html.

You might also be interested to know that Concorde is not addressed as "the" or "a", as it is a proper noun. (Using an article for Concorde is the same as saying, "I spoke to the Joe who told me that the Jane is getting married to the Adam."  Big grin)

-Will



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User currently offlineOssprey From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5578 times:

I remember happy times when I sat next to the Concord lounge(LHR) and watched her climb into the sky and shake the building. May she fly forever in our hearts.


I love the touch of aluminum in the morning. Walk arounds in the snow pumping out floats polishing aluminum by hand!!NOT
User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 day ago) and read 5493 times:

I think that a bunch of us A.netters went out and relocated it from the museum to there so everybody will remember it...oh wait...i wasnt supposed to tell...

XJR



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