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Toulouse: 40 Years Of Concorde  
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2938 times:

As seen on the ConcordeSST Forum and reposting here exactly as is on the SST Forum for those who might be interested.

It seems that a good number of Concorde actors (including Mr Turcat, the first ever pilot to lift off a Concorde) will be there.


In brief:
Sunday March 1, 2009, from 9h30 to 17h00, in the Business Aviation Terminal Blagnac I (Toulouse), the association «Cap Avenir Concorde» organises a cycle of lectures on five different themes:

1 - 9h30 to 11h15 : Development and Flight Tests - participation of Dudley Collard , Gilbert Correge, Jacques Raulet,
Jean Rech, in the presence of André Turcat - Michel Rétif -Jean Pinet - Yves Pingret -- Peter Holding.

2 - 11h30 to 12h30 : Maintenance Air France - participation of Hervé Page (Manager of the Division Maintenance Concorde at Air France) - Jean Michel Rougier (27 years at the Concorde maintenance service) - Dominique Taillet, Alexandra Jolivet, Jean Claude Moroy………

3 - 13h45 to 15h30 : In service : for Air France, Henri-Gilles Fournier, Daniel Casari et Eric Tonnot (crew of the last flight of an AF aircraft on 27/06/2003) - Pierre Grange, Jacky Ramon and for British Airways, participation (TBC) of Roger Mills, Dave Mc Donald and Peter Philips.

4 - 15h45 to 17h00 : Concorde, a "service d'excellence" : for Air France : the stewardesses Pierrette Cathala, Martine Camuzeaux, Nicole Méneveux, Marylène Vanier and steward Claude Monpoint, and for British Airways, the participation TBC of a stewardess and a steward.

5 - 17h30 to 18h30 at the Odyssud auditorium: The aircraft of the future. Airbus-France

From 10h00 to 17h00 : the public will have access to the terrace of the terminal to see Air France Concorde « Fox Charlie » parked on the tarmac for the occasion.

The entire day, projection of a film about the first flight of Concorde, March 2nd, 1969 and the last flight of a French Concorde, returning to the place of its 'birth', on June 27th, 2003.

Exhibitions linked to the themes of the lectures are also planned.

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I will be at the event for a good part of the day. I also want to go plane spotting.
Might be able to catch a few A380s and other testing Airbii...

 cheerful   airplane   cheerful 


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39906 posts, RR: 75
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

So will there be a Concorde flying?



That is an impressive list of dignitaries and important Concorde pilots.
My question is, will the coolest and most suave Concorde pilot attend?
George Kennedy?




Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2908 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):

The entire day, projection of a film about the first flight of Concorde, March 2nd, 1969 and the last flight of a French Concorde, returning to the place of its 'birth', on June 27th, 2003.

So, the first film would be "Il Vole". I've seen that one - very interesting film.

Shame the other great man is no longer with us:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Baxter

But I'm sure those immortal words will be heard:

She rolls!
forty-five knots!
Ninety!
A hundred and thirty five!
Nose comes up to twenty degrees!
She's airborne, she flies, Concorde Flies!

Said with such joy and enthusiasm.


User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9077 posts, RR: 76
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
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Ah, man, and I cannot be there  banghead 

The Concorde has always been my favorite airplane and she always will be.  cloudnine 

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 cool 



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2876 times:

Maybe we can have a mini Concorde TLS A.net meet on that day?
Also a good opportunity for 380 spotting.  airplane   airplane 

I am travelling to TLS by rail. The air fares are much too high.  Wow!



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2768 times:

40th Anniviersary events in the U.K.

Concorde - The Supersonic Achievement
40th Anniversary Concorde Conference

Wednesday 8 April 2009
No.4 Hamilton Place, London UK

http://www.raes.org.uk/conference/PDFs/601.pdf


Fleet Air Arm Museum is having a special event to celebrate Concorde's 40th Anniversary of her maiden flight. It will be on Thursday 9th April 2009 and tickets are now on sale

http://www.fleetairarm.com/tickets.htm

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There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2731 times:



Quoting Cpd (Reply 2):
But I'm sure those immortal words will be heard:

She rolls!
forty-five knots!
Ninety!
A hundred and thirty five!
Nose comes up to twenty degrees!
She's airborne, she flies, Concorde Flies!

Said with such joy and enthusiasm.

Thats been my signature, since they extended the amout of letters you could have !!.

 Smile



"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
User currently offlinePhoenix9 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 2546 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2728 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Thread starter):
I will be at the event for a good part of the day. I also want to go plane spotting.
Might be able to catch a few A380s and other testing Airbii...

Please try to post pictures for the A.netters like me who can not be there. I am sure it would be highly appreciated by all.



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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2717 times:



Quoting Phoenix9 (Reply 7):
Please try to post pictures for the A.netters like me who can not be there. I am sure it would be highly appreciated by all.

I certainly will. I only wish I could attend the events on the other side of the Channel. There will be some very fine people there. I will be in the middle of moving places and it costs quite a bit so this also means less travel money which is a shame on such a brilliant circumstance.

There will not be any Concorde flying on either side (except maybe G-HOST) but the memories will come alive...  Sad



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineCpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2624 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):

I certainly will. I only wish I could attend the events on the other side of the Channel. There will be some very fine people there. I will be in the middle of moving places and it costs quite a bit so this also means less travel money which is a shame on such a brilliant circumstance

Try to get some photos of the training-sim if you can.  Smile I hear it is fully operational.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2588 times:



Quoting Cpd (Reply 9):
Try to get some photos of the training-sim if you can. Smile I hear it is fully operational.

You all let me know what pictures you would like to see and I will try my best to get them.
Concorde F-BVFC will be the star along with first Concorde test pilot André Turcat.

Mr Turcat is now an old man. He was born 23 Oct. 1921. Last I heard he had trouble walking because of knee problems. I hope he will be able to make the trip from his estate near Aix en Provence to the conference in Toulouse.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10905 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2444 times:

Forty years on, it's all downhill for the jumbo [SMH]

Turning 40 is not expected to be a pleasant experience for the Boeing 747 jumbo, which will mark the anniversary of its maiden test flight today with none of the fanfare its arrival stirred in the same year man first landed on the moon.

There will be no public festivities to mark the snowy morning on February 9, 1969 when the jet first took off from Paine Field near Boeing's Everett plant north of Seattle.

http://business.smh.com.au/business/...l-for-the-jumbo-20090208-80yw.html

1969 was definitely a most interesting year.
Wish I could turn back the time...  Sad



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineFalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6127 posts, RR: 29
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 1):
That is an impressive list of dignitaries and important Concorde pilots.
My question is, will the coolest and most suave Concorde pilot attend?
George Kennedy?

From a 707 mechanic to Concorde captain in 9 years is amazing. Joe Patroni is the man!  Silly



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