AirBuffalo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 138 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2827 times:
For a stunt in the Live Aid concert of 1985 (charity concert held simultaneously in UK and US, with a few other venues), Phil Collins performed in both London and Philadelphia during the same concert by flying across the pond on the Concord.
My question ... did he take a regularly-scheduled Concorde flight or was it chartered?
The question comes down to: What the BA Concorde schedule in July, 1985?
1) His performance at Wembley Stadium was done by 1450Z (3:50pm British Summer time in London).
2) He was playing drums in Philly by 2339Z (7:39pm EDT Philly time).
Assume that he took a helicopter from Wembley to LHR and from JFK to Philadelphia.
9 hours seems like plenty of time to do it. An article even mentions: "on the flight, Phil bumped into Cher, who didn't know anything about the transatlantic events." That definately suggests that it was the scheduled flavor of flight.
StarGoldLHR From Heard and McDonald Islands, joined Feb 2004, 1529 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2676 times:
Back then, there was 2 concorde flights a day.
He would have taken BA 003 : dep LHR 19:30 arrive JFK at 18:25 loads of time to get to Philly.
If I recall correctly... the flight was also running late on the day.
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