Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2606 times:
I've seen a BA Concorde many a times at JFK. I also saw the "stranded" Air Fance Concorde at JFK after the crash. Also, once at LHR, my plane took off right after a Concorde, and we got a great view (and sound) from the taxiway.
FaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2592 times:
I seen it while i was taxiing into LHR, it was parked and i also saw it when i was visiting Winsor Castle, and it flew above us. It was really special, everyone stopped doing what they were doing, turned and looked to the sky.
NJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2586 times:
Having once lived very close to LHR for many years, I must have seen BA Concordes hundreds of times. They used to sit on the tarmac outside an old BA hangar, on the opposite side of the fence from the A30 heading into Central London (beyond the Hatton Cross lights). The overriding impression I had everytime I saw it was "what a small plane". I once drove through the airport, only to be stopped at the apron gate as one of the Concordes was towed across in front of me. This reaffirmed my opinion, seeing it this close.
The old apron and hangar has now been removed and apparently there is now a business / retail park in its place. Can anyone confirm this?
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
Yeah, I saw one at JFK in 1992, at CDG in 1993, at LHR in 1994 - all on the ground at gates. The most spectacular, though, was when I watched an Air France Concorde take off from Brown Field, San Diego in 1988.
I found out when it would be leaving and drove down there from Coronado, which is where I was living at the time. I parked my car at the end of the runway and watched the plane taxy down, turn, and rev up for take-off. I couldn't actually see the aircraft at the opposite end of the runway, but I heard a roar and saw a big cloud of exhaust, then a white shape that grew in size until I could make out the on-rushing aircraft. I watched it lift off, rotate and then it shrieked almost directly over my head. I took pictures the entire time, capturing it from the moment it became visible until it had passed over, afterburners flaming. I went nearly deaf from the noise, and shouted, "VIVE LA FRANCE!!!" at the top of my lungs! What a rush!!!
DutchAir From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 105 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2576 times:
I saw a few AF concordes when I was three days at CDG in June this year. One of them was the one that crashed on the 25th of July. It was quite impressive to see that bird taxiing so close to me.
Unfortunately it was probably also the last time that I saw the SST.
Jabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 424 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2570 times:
I watched the Concorde depart from YYZ in the early 90's. I've also seen it take off from JFK a few times, the best being from the top floor window of the Radisson hotel at JFK. Awesome view watching it climb away from the runway. Jeff
CARIBB From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1647 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2552 times:
I have been lucky enough to see it at Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Montreal-Mirabel (Margaret Thatcher was using it to come to Canada).. and, better still I got a chance to go on it at Mirabel when they had it there to open the airport back in 1975 (1974?). Unfotunately I didn't fly in it but it was still cool to see from the inside.. very plain with very small widows. I presume they've changed the cabin design several times over since.
Morecy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
I used to work for Air France during my college summer years at JFK so I got to see alot of the Concorde. Even though it was loud as all hell taxing to the gate I'd be the only one up on the bridge standing there to watch it come in... what a sight !!!!
Also, whenever we did a departure I'd make it a point to get to the gate early so I could take a look onboard and sit down pretending to be a passenger. What a great plane !!!
Airman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 981 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
I saw the Concorde here in YYT in 99 I think that was the year or it could have been 98. Unsure. Anyway, It was here for about 10 days and I was at the Airport all ten of them. I have a bunch of pictures of it sitting on the tarmac but when the day came to take off, my freaking Camera wouldn't work!! needless to say I was not all that impressed. But when the Concorde was sitting with idle power the trees that were a good distance behind the plane were pretty much flat to the ground!! then it gave a shot of thrust. HOLY COW what a noise!! I was in my car and the entire car was vibrating. The plane then taxied to the furthest runway and was out of sight but you could still hear that beast. When it started its roll what a lovely sound! PURE POWER!! It took no time for it to get airborne and then to be gone out of sight!! What a rush!! I couldn't believe how loud that was!! And the Afterburners kicked in!! Just amazing!! I hope that it will come back to YYT so I can get some pictures. Oh and it was an Air France Model.
AF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2542 times:
I have been very lucky, because I was one of the few people who saw the last landing of Concorde @ CDG at the end of last month.
It was really moving, and all the Concorde lovers there fell the same thing.
: I saw the concord in person once, when i was9 or 10 years old. They flew it into ATL for a charter or soemthing, and my parents pulled me out of schoo
: Seen BA at LHR, GLA, JFK and AF at GLA, JFK, CDG. In the early 80's three BA Concordes came to GLA. It was great. I got the morning off school to go t
: Hi You're right, ZRH is Zurich but STR is not Strasbourg, it is Stuttgart, Germany. Yes, I've seen the Concorde when it visited Basle-Mulhouse in 1989