BGIplanefreak From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 70 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5852 times:
just heard from family in Barbados that Hurricane Ivan has taken off part of the roof of the hangar that is temporarily housing the BA Concorde at Grantley Adams Airport in Barbados. No word on if the Concorde itself has suffered any damage.
SafetyDude From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3795 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5355 times:
Why are they keeping a Concorde in Barbados?
Barbados played a role in Concorde service, and as a "thank you", BA donated one. Other Concordes were donated to Concorde cities - NYC, LHR, Washington, and possibly Paris - while others went to various avaition museums.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13191 posts, RR: 77
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4957 times:
I think that it's obvious that there would be concern for the people, at least from those involved with the aircraft, as we were well aware of what a good route BGI was, as well as the enthusiasm from the locals.
Which BA staff involved with the aircraft, (including myself), who were on the delivery flight of OAE to BGI last November, saw for themselves; http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/37684/