WOOOWW!!!!!!! Is all im going to say, ive done what ive always wanted to do, be under the flight path of concorde on its final approach.
Just the sheer thrill of the noise, and the ground shaking makes it worth while.
I was up at 3am and had to walk all the way round to 06R (where the approach lights are.)
I waited for 6 hours in the freezing cold wind and sore feet, but it was worth it, there were quite a few in that area (20-40 people), but I found a nice place free of any obstructions.
Then I was told Concorde was landing on 06L, so I had to leg-it (literally) for 15 mins, to be back at 06L, I had minutes to spare before she was in sight.
'AG got closer and closer and closer, I remember the whining of the engines, then it was just like a screaming in my ears (extremely loud), ground shaking, then the noise died, and 'AG flare up above 06L for landing, upon flaring I noticed some "flash-clouds" formed on the wings, and hopefully I caught this effect on film.
Then it was back to the viewing area to get a side-on shot of her, a 1hr wait for the bus back to the terminals, another 30min walk to the threshold of 24R, to await her departing, which was also just as spectacular, as she climbed above the crowd, and made a sharp turn to the left.
Its a day ill never forget, im still tearful now lol, next time I see her will be Friday at LHR, hopefully itll be just as memorable.
I noticed a lot of you guys there with cameras and stuff, id just like to hear your storys on how the day went for you, and how you feel, now shes out of MAN (forever??.....)