GDB From United Kingdom, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 12713 posts, RR: 80 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 819 times:
Today, Concorde G-BOAC carried out it's first commercial flight since a BA002 on August 12th 2000.
Alpha Charlie was the aircraft that had pushed back to operate the BA001 on August 15th 2000, when the news came in that the C of A was about to be withdrawn, so it returned to stand.
A much happier occasion today, OAC pushed back at 10:27, 3 mins early, with 49 pax on board.
She's on her way back now, (check http://www.flightview.com.html for anyone near LHR who wants to see her land).
For pics of the two post mod. test flights, (BA9177E 11th July and BA9151E 16th July), click on this links for some good pics-http://www.concordesst.com/returntoflight/batestflights.html
GDB From United Kingdom, joined exactly 12 years ago today! , 12713 posts, RR: 80 Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 738 times:
RickB, it'll be no problem providing you info. on the Concorde you will be flying on, best done after the event as I could tell you a day or two before, but an aircraft swap for operational reasons could occur, or use of a standby-hopefully that won't happen!