Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1267 times:
The PM flew back overnight subsonically so he could get a nights sleep and still be in London for 9am. Concorde would not have been able to depart till around 3am (UK) as it would not have been able to land at Heathrow too early because of the noise..it would simply wake up too many people!
I don't know when Alpha Foxtrot is due back.. I would expect it will wait on in Washington till they know that Alpha Echo is fine and has no problems in New York before re-positioning back to LHR/
Gocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4398 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
Is it possible to have the callsign as "Blair Force One" with other passengers on the charter flight to IAD? Apparently, the news sources has said that there were other passengers instead of just Tony Blair and his "gang."
So would they have a charter flight number like Speedbird 8096 or something?
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13465 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1203 times:
The outbound flight, carrying Blair, was the BA9093C.
Returning without him, it's the BA9094C, it goes from Andrews to JFK, then to LHR.
Blair chartered Concorde so he could spend the afternoon in Parliament, and still see Bush that afternoon/evening.
It's expected back at LHR at around 22.00 tonight.