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Concorde Is Back...  
User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1164 times:

An AF Concorde has made a successful 2 hours 1/2 test flight this morning.
After the departure from CDG, Concorde took the direction of the Atlantic, to test the systems at subsonic and supersonic speed.
Additional flights planned for next week

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User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months ago) and read 1107 times:

Hope that Concorde can be back in service soon, I'm sure lot's of people have missed it.


Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
User currently offlineEddy Cheuk From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

I miss the Concorde very much, so I am happy to hear this news. Hope the Concorde of Air France can improve as British Airways ' Concorde, providing higher standard services and more saft.
Long life Concorde !!!!!

User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Today's flight was 2 and a half hours mainly at subsonic speed, although the flight brefily reached speeds of just over Mach 1, well short of the usual Mach 2 cruising speeds.

On Monday they will take the aircraft up to Mach 2 and test out all the other aircraft systems which will include a freefall landing gear test and a landing with only 3 engines running.

On the 30th it is planned for F-BVFB to take a trip to the airport of Vatry for flight crew training where touch and go circuits will take place.

F-BVFB is also scheduled to visit the paint shop at Orly.

User currently offlineHeavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

I wonder if there are any plans for a special 'return to service' paint scheme?

User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 803 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1075 times:

Does anyone have any information as to when the Concorde will land at JFK either on a test or scheduled flight. Has Air France or British Airways released any timetable or schedule regarding when the Speedbird will make its North American return?


User currently offlineGordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

Serveral dates are being talked about but nothing has been firmed up yet.

Both airlines are expected to make a test flight to JFK before full pax service start.

Air France are on record as saying they will re-start on 28th October when the new autumn/winter timetable starts.

User currently offlineStretch 8 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2568 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

Go to cnn.com for a report of the AF flight today, and a nifty archive of Concorde stories.

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User currently offlineViveAF From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2001, 198 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1037 times:

The BA res. system is certainly showing SSC flights LHR/JFK from early September - 2 rotations per day - but up to today they are not open for sale... each flight is shown with a "C" for `closed` rather than an "A" for available or the actual number of seats on sale.

Hopefully they`ll open sales pretty soon....

User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1354 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1019 times:
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Yes a special 'return to service' paint scheme is a good idea. Looking forward to the day soon when Concorde will be fully operational again (long live). Will there be any new routes introduced or special flights I wonder ... to Australia (wishful thinking..)

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13252 posts, RR: 77
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 999 times:

Those closed BA flights are Operational Assesment flights, to train up cabin crew, check-in staff and others involved in the general running of the fleet.
These flights will carry BA staff, a mix of Concorde Engineering staff and others who have entered a prize draw. These will follow the standard route to JFK, but will turn back halfway to return to LHR's T4.
One flight will go to JFK and back, Concorde Engineers who have been doing the difficult, ardurous work in the tanks will get this one.
The first flight, with Concorde staff only, will go Wenesday if the C of A is returned as expected on tuesday to the fully-modified G-BOAF.
It had better be, because I'm on it!
The only way a BA Concorde would go to Australia is on a charter, none are planned before 2003.
It will be LHR-JFK, if enough aircraft have completed their modifications by december, the weekend LHR-BGI service should resume.

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