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Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:11 pm

This photo was being dicussed in a separate unrelated thread, but I just noticed something weird (!?)


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Please look carefully just to the upper left of center. You may need to view the picture in Large mode. I am 99% sure that is a BA Concorde sitting there. I was under the impression that the Concorde was going to be in a public viewing area at LHR. A few meters from what looks like an active runway (is that Rwy 22??) sure doesnt seem like a public area? Was this picture really taken on July 4th or is it an older photo and the Concorde has since been moved?
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RE: Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:13 pm

It will be showcased in Terminal 5 after completion of works.
During happier times :

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RE: Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:18 pm

It's still there and has been for several months.

is that Rwy 22??
Nope but close,it's rwy23 which is now a full time taxiway.
 
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RE: Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:25 pm

Here is some info about Concorde at LHR: http://www.concordesst.com/latestnews_03_9.html.

You might also be interested to know that Concorde is not addressed as "the" or "a", as it is a proper noun. (Using an article for Concorde is the same as saying, "I spoke to the Joe who told me that the Jane is getting married to the Adam."  Big grin)

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RE: Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:38 pm

I remember happy times when I sat next to the Concord lounge(LHR) and watched her climb into the sky and shake the building. May she fly forever in our hearts.
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RE: Why Is The Concorde Next To A Runway At LHR?

Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:43 am

I think that a bunch of us A.netters went out and relocated it from the museum to there so everybody will remember it...oh wait...i wasnt supposed to tell...

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