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Intrepid Returns To Manhattan  
User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1423 times:
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After a $120 million dollar refurbishment the Intrepid has returned to Manhattan. Hopefully G-BOAD will be back soon too.

http://www.wnbc.com/news/17605290/detail.html
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/Plan-Y...alendar/2008/INTREPID-RETURNS.aspx

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User currently offlineBlackbird From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1408 times:

I'm very glad to see that the Intrepid will be back in Manhattan again. I loved going there.


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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
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Ah, finally she is back. So now I can go back to NYC and visit the Concorde again.

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1363 times:



Quoting JFKTOWERFAN (Thread starter):
Hopefully G-BOAD will be back soon too.

I don't really care where she ends up as long as she is well taken care of. Whoever was doing that at Floyd Bennett was woefully inadequate.

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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10898 posts, RR: 37
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1355 times:



Quoting Mir (Reply 3):
I don't really care where she ends up as long as she is well taken care of. Whoever was doing that at Floyd Bennett was woefully inadequate.

I hope they move her back soon. Does anybody know if the broken nose is now reconstructed? British Airways was going to send a new nose to Floyd Bennett field, maybe with a team in order to do the restoration. What has become of this? GBD? Any recent news?

As to the Intrepid Museum I hope they will take proper care of her and have sufficient staff to watch her, keep her clean and most of all build a shelter for her in due time so she will not suffer from corrosion.

They should take example from the National Air and Space Museum in Northern Virginia and not have visitors inside the aircraft so she won't incur the risk of being trashed by some careless visitors.

Otherwise may as well move her to another safer location. Several airports in the world that I know would love to have her and would be displaying her with pride.



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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1293 times:

I spent the day out watching the Intrepid come up the river, here are some of my shots:

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/385382566_hjdjL-L-1.jpg

http://moose135.smugmug.com/photos/385390494_A6RKL-L-1.jpg

More photos here

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):

I hope they move her back soon. Does anybody know if the broken nose is now reconstructed? British Airways was going to send a new nose to Floyd Bennett field, maybe with a team in order to do the restoration. What has become of this? GBD? Any recent news?

Over at NYCAviation.com, we have been keeping an eye on her, with regular inspections from our members and contact with the Intrepid museum. It's been about 3 or 4 weeks since the latest report, but I think at least one of our members has been there since. Our information is that the nose will be repaired before they move the plane from FBF, sometime in October. As far as I know, the aircraft will remain in an outdoor display when it returns to the Intrepid museum.



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User currently offlineMirrodie From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 7443 posts, RR: 62
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
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Great shots Moose! I'll probably swing by for a few shots of her tomorrow as well.


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User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10898 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1232 times:



Quoting Moose135 (Reply 5):
As far as I know, the aircraft will remain in an outdoor display when it returns to the Intrepid museum.

No plans to have her under cover so she can have extra protection from corrosion, hey?
Shame on the Intrepid Museum. I thought they had said they had plans for it after AD would be moved back?

She would look way better -and would be kept safer- in Dubai next to the QE2 at the Dubai World. The Queen of the Skies with the Queen of the Seas would make a superb display. I have to see if I can contact the Al Maktoum family. They own property here.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13115 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1217 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
She would look way better -and would be kept safer- in Dubai next to the QE2 at the Dubai World.

NO! New York's JFK airport was one of the most important locations connected to the Concords and one should be displayed there. There was never regular service to the middle east vs. NYC so there is no real connection there.

I have never visited the Intreped, but maybe upon it's return and reopened to the public I will do so. I have seen and gone in the Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle in 2004.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10898 posts, RR: 37
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1194 times:



Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 8):
NO! New York's JFK airport was one of the most important locations connected to the Concords and one should be displayed there.

I know it very well.
I only wish they would find a better location to display her than the Intrepid pier.



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Hopefully, they will keep her berth dredged out this time. The mud really corroded her bottom, and it was a real pain in the a@@ trying (twice) to drag her out of the mud.

User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16870 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1098 times:

Hey Moose,

Great photos from the boulevard in Weehawken, my Sister in law lives one block from there and the views are awesome.



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User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

At last!! When I went there in 1999 it was shut!! I haven't managed to get back to NYC since then. Although my wife managed to get around a couple of years ago.

As soon as I get my staff travel concessions I think a trip to the Big Apple is called for and another attempt to look around this amazing museum.

And I need a new sweatshirt too! Big grin

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User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 966 times:



Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):
The mud really corroded her bottom, and it was a real pain in the a@@ trying (twice) to drag her out of the mud.

LOL! I remember reading about that. But if you ever visited her before they took her out it was so clear that she had lots of rubbish all around her. Fine museum, though. I first visited her in 1999 and went there at least once a year after that while living in CT until I left for OTS in 2004. Now I have a very good reason to take the Acela up to NYC!

Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 4):
not have visitors inside the aircraft so she won't incur the risk of being trashed by some careless visitors.

There are ways to allow visitors in without risk of damage. There's an Air France Concorde at the Sinsheim Museum of Technology in Germany and she is open to the public. What they did is that they blocked off sections of the interior to allow visitors to look at how the cabin was set up. It works really well, only "issue" is that she's set an angle pointing to the sky so you fight gravity as you make your way up inside the plane!

And as a bonus they also have a Tu-144 right next to the Concorde which makes for great comparison!


User currently offlineAlitalia744 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 4750 posts, RR: 44
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 926 times:

Great having her back. Watched them tug her up to the 50s from my office window.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12146 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 843 times:



Quoting Charles79 (Reply 13):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 10):
The mud really corroded her bottom, and it was a real pain in the a@@ trying (twice) to drag her out of the mud.

LOL! I remember reading about that.

They will probibly have the same problem when they try to drag North Carolina (BB-55) out of her berth in Wilmington. NC is due for her "refit/dry dock" in 2010.

Back in 1998-1999, when they towed Massachusetts (BB-59) to her refit/dry dock in Boston (a 300nm tow around Cape Cod), she was a relitively easy tow.

http://www.battleshipcove.org/gallery-drydock.htm


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