MainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2074 posts, RR: 6 Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
cheers Leezyjet.....that's the stuff my childhood was made of. I remember the first Wardair flights; it was quite something that LBA had a direct Toronto service, but such a shame there are none today! You'd think that a weekly summer TCX 757 would make a good job of it.
LHRjc From Netherlands, joined Apr 2006, 1964 posts, RR: 21 Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2496 times:
Nice find Lee, thanks for sharing these classics. How things have changed though - seeing some of these exotic airlines at LBA back in the day and they can't even keep an LHR feeder any longer. It's such a shame really, although at least the PIA service has restored an admittedly small long haul addition to the airport.
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Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54 Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
Not sure if you want to link those Concorde videos on ConcordeSST.com, but I think the Late landing one might be of interest. I'm sure the chap won't mind.
I read over on pprune that after that landing, spare parts had to be driven up from LHR and the a/c fixed overnight as the nosegear was damaged by the very high speed turn into the loop. The flight crew also had a large dry cleaning bill !!!!. Can you shed any more light on it ?.
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GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12968 posts, RR: 79 Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
The 'late landing' at LBA, happened 10 months before I was in Concorde Engineering, I did not hear of it at the time within BA Engineering generally.
Later, I got to hear basically what you've mentioned, less any mention of a cleaning bill!
There is a guy on Concordesst.com who is a mine of info on landing gears, I'll link this there and see what emerges.