Sketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1774 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 29646 times:
Quoting LHR777 (Reply 1): BA - you still own AD. Put her on a barge and bring her back home to LHR where she truly belongs! There's plenty of BA folk willing to care for her. Do it. Do it now, before it's too late!
I completely agree with you. These aircraft are a part of history and a very important part of it at that.
I think its disgusting that these aircraft are allowed to be treated this way. Just look at BGI for example. The aircraft was sitting on the tarmac, the sun beating down on it, the paintwork fading so they decided to build a hanger for it. Thats the way they should be treated
Slz396 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 29644 times:
Indeed, BA should take her somewhere else asap, because the way New York is only respecting this gift isn't worthy of her staying there any longer.
There are literally hundreds of aviation museums all over the world which would do whatever it takes to get a real Concorde in their collection, yet NY puts AD up outside an airport and lets her deteriorate worryingly quickly.
What will she look like in 5 years? Like all the pictures of all those old 707s and DC-8s in Africa etc we regularly see on A.net????
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10502 posts, RR: 38 Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29441 times:
As I posted on other forums what happened here is a total scandal.
New York City will never take care of Concorde. Even the huge project of redoing the WTC with the culminating Freedom Tower is taking a lot longer than planned with budgets seemingly going totally over board.
NYC has other priorities and other things to worry about. Not talking about the US economy being in shambles but that's not really the topic here.
I doubt the Intrepid Museum will find the sponsors ready to donate all the funds that are needed so she gets proper care. What we have seen so far since AD was sent to NYC for display is not encouraging at all.
At the Intrepid, visitors trashed the cabin in several places. Cuts, trashed overhead bins and seats. At the air field in the bonkers, shattered cockpit windows, paint scrapped or going off and now the nose chopped off. This is horrifying.
I don't predict that the aircraft will last long if she stays in (or around) New York City. They have had her for a sufficient amount of time and proved that instead of being properly taken care of and protected, only destruction has happened.
After the broken nose, what's next?....
Concorde G-BOAD is also a Singapore Airlines aircraft.
She can be brought to Singapore by sea and restored to her original Singapore Airlines and British Airways dual livery, kept there as a heritage aircraft and displayed with pride. She would be admired by thousands every day at Changi Airport. The alternative is Paya Lebar Air Base, her original Singapore Airport.
Singapore is the only place where she could be totally safe and in good hands more than anywhere else in the world. She belongs there and that's where I think she should go.
Singapore can save Concorde G-BOAD, the Concorde that once carried the Golden Bird livery at 60,000 ft at speeds over Mach 2.
Quoting Slz396 (Reply 3): Indeed, BA should take her somewhere else asap
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
SingaporeBoy From Singapore, joined May 2005, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29303 times:
I totally agree with Madame Concorde...bring that beautiful bird back to Singapore and repaint her in SQ colors and display her at the entrance of changi airport.i am sure SQ would jump at the chance...heck if SQ doesnt want her....i do!!Bring her to me!!!!
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10502 posts, RR: 38 Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29179 times:
Only Concorde G-BOAD carried the Golden Bird livery at 60,000 ft at speeds over Mach 2.
No other livery had that chance except for BA and Air France.
The Braniff Concordes who did the service joinly with Air France and BA did not have that same chance for as much as I can remember. They flew passengers only overland and kept their original liveries, no Braniff livery on Concorde.
GST From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2008, 930 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 29132 times:
Personally I think there should be a Concorde for every continent, except Antarctica, due to runway restrictions, and the fact that noone will see her. North America has also forfeited its right, unless they beg for forgiveness...and offer a better home, that will look after it, maybye even run up the engines now and again so people can hear the sweet screaming melody.
Are any of the Concordes still airworthy? It would be nice if some museum or organisation would be able to keep even a single example able to fly. Such an icon is a fantastic motivator for people. The sky isnt the limit...
MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10502 posts, RR: 38 Reply 18, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 29078 times:
Seattle has very nice plans. They are going to build a hangar.
The latest most recent fund raising was apparently a total success.
Washington Dulles has a Concorde at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia. She is very well kept there. NASM are very serious and they have Udvar Hazy who are billionaires so there is no risk.
Quoting Wunala (Reply 17): That is very sad. I thought the Concorde in Seattle looked a little under the weather, but she was still in one piece.
There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
BlackProjects From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 756 posts, RR: 4 Reply 19, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 29039 times:
Sad to say GST all BA Concordes and most Airfrance Concordes have been decomisioned which means they will never fly again.
Concorde F-BTSD at Lebourget is still able to move her nose and Visor and has all her avionics still working so she is the most alive but even she has no engines and no CoA so would be unable to fly.
My fellow Concorde Freinds all over the globe are for the most part still unaware of what has happend at the momment but once they all see the Photos of Alpha Delta"s nose they will start Boiling Over with Anger.
The Newyork Photogs and Spotters are not impressed (Pissed) is the politest word I can use to describe their feelings at the momment!
PS these are the People who are Supposed to be looking after ALPHA DELTA till her new Dock is finnsihed at the Interpid Musem.