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Have You Seen The Concorde?  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2151 times:

Hi all.

This may seem like a silly question to many, but I was wondering if you have ever seen the Concorde in real life? If you have, where did you see it.

I've only seen it once myself, at Stavanger - Sola. (Many years ago though.)

Thom@s.  



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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1010 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

twice but not approaching or departing - just sitting on the ground. once at LHR while i was going from FRA to BOS. once at JFK while i was going from FRA to CUN via JFK and MIA.

User currently offlineHkgspotter1 From Hong Kong, joined Nov 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2061 times:

I have seen all the Airline operated Concordes. I know I saw one of the test aircraft in a museum in the UK.

I saw all the BA aircraft at Heathrow and Kai Tak. The Air France aircraft I saw in Hong Kong (Kai Tak and CLK). I've been on board one BA Concorde at Heathrow for a tour.


User currently offlineAa777dr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I was sick & tired of seeing it @ JFK

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2049 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.

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (14 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

How can you get sick of seeing the concorde?

Thomas.



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User currently offlineFaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2035 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.  

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2037 times:


1998 in STR and in ZRH


User currently offlineNJTurnpike From United States of America, joined May 2000, 580 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2029 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?

~NJTurnpike


User currently offlineFaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Sorry, in my last post, i did not mean Windsor Castle, i meant LegoLand in Windsor :P

User currently offlineMls737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

Hi,

I have seen an AF Concorde once. It was Parked at CDG Next to the Delta MD-11 I was flying back to Cincinnati. It was in June 1999.

mls737


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2029 times:

Where is STR and ZRH?

(Strassbourg and Zurich?)

Thom@s



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User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2028 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!!!


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2022 times:

Sounds exelent.

Are any of your picture from that take-off on Airliners.net?

Thom@s



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User currently offlineSAS_A330-300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

I have seen the Concorde in 1997 in Stockholm (ARN). It was a special flight to Paris operated by, of course Air France. I think that was the first time it visited ARN.

Best Regards, Simon Larsson


User currently offlineDutchAir From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 105 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2019 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.  


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User currently offlineKonaB777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2014 times:

I saw G-BOAF at the Oshkosh Airshow in 1998. Too bad it couldn't come this year because of the crash.

User currently offlineJabpilot From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (14 years 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2013 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

User currently offlineRaggi From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 1001 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (14 years 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2007 times:

hello thom@s
liten verden ( small world in Norwegian ) or what ?
I live in Sandnes and I have also seen the concorde at Sola Airport and each time I`ve been at Heathrow
( three times ).



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (14 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

Korleis visste du at eg var Norsk?????

Eg har møtt eit par svenskar so longt, kjekt å støta på ein nordmann og.  

Thom@s  



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User currently offlineCARIBB From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 1639 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (14 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1995 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.

User currently offlineMorecy From United States of America, joined May 2000, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1989 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 !!!


User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 22, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1992 times:

Hello,

I have seen the Concorde almost every day for more than 10 years as I can see the traffic CDG's southern runways from where I live.

I have also seen some BA's at Heathrow, the Air France Concorde at JFK and the G-BOAF at Paris Air Show in June 1997.

You may assume I really miss this aircraft!

Best regards,
Alain Mengus


User currently offlineAirman99o From Canada, joined Aug 1999, 975 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Hey there,
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.

Airman99o



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User currently offlineAF-A319 From France, joined Oct 1999, 603 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (14 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1985 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.
Lou


25 Fxra : 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
26 G-BEAK : 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
27 BSL : 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
28 Post contains links and images BSL : Oh, I forgot the pics! Click for large versionPhoto © Ralph Kunadt Click for large versionPhoto © Ralph Kunadt Click for large versionPhoto
29 LH423 : I have seen BA's Concorde's at JFK, LHR, and BOS. It really is amazing to see that bird in flight. So graceful! So beautful! LH423
30 Post contains links and images Joge : Hi, These photos were taken at London-Heathrow only few days before the AF's accident. Click for large versionPhoto © Jorgos Tsambikakis Click fo
31 B737-700 : ZRH = Zurich, Switzerland STR = Stuttgart, Germany (southwest about 90mi s of Frankfurt) Rgds, B737-700
32 Astrojet : I did in NUE, IBZ and LHR
33 Post contains images WakeVortix : I saw it twice taxiing in Heathrow. And last time, I took a picture for it
34 Post contains images Raggi : thom@s I read your user info, where it says you are from stord! men husk å skriv på English, vett du
35 Peter : I'v seen it five times. Once was a year or two ago. I say an Air France Concorde parked at T1 at JFK. Another time was august of 1999. I saw on in the
36 Tripl7 : We park next to Concorde at T4 LHR everymorning. I do that flight 1 or 2 times a month. So that's how often I used to see the speedbird. I used to sta
37 Post contains images Adam T. : Yeah, I saw it once at MIA. I was about 5 years old, but I remember it... . it was a British Airways one to! Adam
38 Contrails : I've seen it a few times. When I lived in Ft. Worth I used to see it at, taking off from, or coming into, DFW. One night at a Texas Ranger game there
39 L'espace18 : last time i saw Concorde, it was when i was in take off in air france 747 to montreal, they where all at the ground after the crasch... what a pity...
40 TWA902fly : i saw it twice in 1997. I flew ORD-JFK-BCN-JFK-ORD and both times at JFK there was an Air France Concorde. Our TWA 741 was parked next to it on the ra
41 APP : I've seen Concorde on the ground at LHR a few times and saw a BA Concorde land at Rovaniemi, Finland in 1995. It was still on the tarmac when we board
42 Big777jet : Maybe around 1985 or 86?? I went to Oshkosh EAA air show. The British Airways concorde was ready to take off roll at the end of the runway. I was stan
43 BA : I saw one last year parked on the tarmac while landing at London Heathrow (LHR). Just this summer, I saw a Concorde in the distance fly over London, p
44 APP : Oh yeah, I forgot that when we were flying back from honeymoon in 96. We were flying over France towards LGW when the pilot informed us that if we loo
45 Mach2 : About 6 months ago i had the opportunity of getting an up close view of an Air France Concorde at JFK airport. Air France used to park their Concordes
46 An-225 : I saw one in JFK when I was on a flight from SVO to JFK on October 21 1996, and I saw one later taking off.
47 CPDC10-30 : Yes, I have seen it at the static display at YYZ during the Canadian International Airshow. It was either 1993 or 1994, I can't remember exactly I do
48 Tarantine : Once in 1984 it came to Hartsfield. I got to watch it takeoff since I worked about a mile from the airport. I have no idea why it came to ATL in the
49 Aa737 : i believe I have seen all the BA concordes at LHR. having lived near LHR I saw a numch of concordes sitting on the ground everytime I went to the airp
50 RIX : Saw it first time at CDG in 1991, and many times since then, mostly at JFK, sometimes twice a day, on the ground, flying,.... I saw Tu144 too, at the
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