Tu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10664 times:
I was just browsing BA timetables and noticed that the total time for BA002 is now 4 hours. I remember it being around 3hrs 45 mins. I know this is nitpicking but is there any reason for the increase in total time? Is it due to new routing or taxying delays?
Bellerophon From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 582 posts, RR: 59 Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 10508 times:
For the summer schedules, the departure time of the BA 2 has been brought forward, and it will depart JFK at 09:00 EDT.
Obviously the arrival time at LHR has also come forward, and the aircraft will arrive at a busier time at LHR, with an increased chance of ATC delays.
The five minute increase in the flight schedule, to 4h:00m, reflects this, and the new arrival time LHR is 18:00 BST.
The typical flying time of around 3h:15m, before any ATC delays, may well decrease a couple of minutes, as the Summer Deceleration Point is much closer to the UK coast than the Winter Deceleration Point, so Concorde can stay at Mach 2.0 a bit longer.
Bellerophon From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 582 posts, RR: 59 Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10389 times:
In the colder temperatures of winter, the secondary, or reflected booms, from Concorde occasionally seem to bounce further from the aircraft than we would expect, or sonic theory dictate.
As a result of complaints from those affected, mainly people living in the South West of England, we moved the point by which Concorde had to be below Mach 1.0 further out into the Atlantic, which has cured the problem.
This phenomenon of secondary boom reflection doesn't happen in Summer temperatures, so we revert to the normal deceleration point.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12956 posts, RR: 79 Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 10375 times:
On a late shift about 4 years ago, BA switchboard screwed up and some irate woman in SW England was put through to our hangar, I took the call.
She claimed that Concorde had gone supersonic over her house, I assured her that would not happen, could it have been a RAF aircraft?
But her timings matched the BA004, she sounded the type who would make I fuss and take it further, so I could not say what I wanted to say, when she moaned about the noise, that is, "yeah, great isn't it!"
Ben From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 51 Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 9950 times:
On that note, Cedarjet, did anyone see the billboard that BA had up in New York (maybe on time square?) a few years ago .. it was just a picture of a Concorde touchdown from behind, complete with all the exhaust haze, and the only text was "Concorde world record Atlantic crossing 2:58:59" or something like that.
Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (10 years 8 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 9720 times:
BA777, ask your parents to put you in the line for a 1095£ sightseeing trip
you find the link on www.concordesst.com Myself I tried to book one of these
but they´re all sold out (but you can be put on a waiting list, just in case).