Gordonroxburgh From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2000, 550 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 3 days ago) and read 1223 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, 4394 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1199 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, 13457 posts, RR: 77
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1159 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.