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Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:42 am

I know it was a rather well known event when the concord visted Kai Tek some years back.. i found the video of the landing and thought you might like to see it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBtLix4xqdI&mode=related&search=

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:52 am

heres a take off video of another concorde at kai tek


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-x1765n1EI
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:52 am

Amazing and something I'm very happy to say I've seen a few times at Kai Tak. The departure was even better.... just can't enough of that noise.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:56 am

On the Concorde departure one can see a rare footage of a Delta MD11 taking off....nice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-x1765n1EI&mode=related&search=

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:04 am

Here's a question: what route would the AF Concorde have flown in order to go Mach 2 but not to create sonic booms over populated ground?
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:20 am

Very exciting videos. I loved the Concorde landing at Kai Tak when it was turning.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:26 am

what other routes did the concorde have besides JFK or Kai tek
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:29 am

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 6):

BA did seasonal ?? LHR-BGI They also did charters . A BA Concorde brought the '95 Ryder Cup team to ROC !

There was also MIA,DFW & IAD service in the beginning.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:38 am

So she may not have been a viable business case, but as long as I live, I may never see a more beautiful expression of airborne art, as that which is exemplified by Concorde.

Thanks for posting the link.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:03 am

Quoting SCCutler (Reply 8):
So she may not have been a viable business case, but as long as I live, I may never see a more beautiful expression of airborne art, as that which is exemplified by Concorde.

Very true. I once saw Concorde land in PHX. It was a great sight, alot of people camping out on the terminal 4 parking garage to catch that flight.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:09 am

Great video!
Thanks very much for sharing.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:33 am

Concorde Cockpit video here, soooooooooooo cool!!

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:42 am

I have seen the video before but still amazing very time you watch it, thanks for posting.

For a pilot, flying concorde into Kai Tak must have been at the abosolut pinacle of achievenments in their careers. The most famous plane and one of the most demanding airport to land at, must have been an awsome feeling to be in comand!

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 3:01 am

Quoting Cumulus (Reply 11):
Concorde Cockpit video here, soooooooooooo cool!!

One question about the take-off procedures. Why was it the flight engineer's job to turn off the afterburners (reheat for the Brits) when the captain says, "Noise." (At least that's what I assume he was doing)

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:10 am

I never knew the Concorde went to more places than just JFK, BOS, CDG, LGW, and LHR. Didn't the Concorde fly to DTW to?
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:23 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 14):
Didn't the Concorde fly to DTW to?

And Dallas via D.C. And it did round the world trips, including one at the turn of the millennium.
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:25 am

Great videos, all! Ok, two things...

In the cockpit video, shortly after they rotated, there were some dings, and I heard the FO say what I thought was "240" which I assume was their airspeed... ? Anyway, I know that commercial traffic in the US has to maintain less than 250 kts under 10,000. Was the concord given an exception, or was I hearing things?

Secondly, just watching the landing video, I anthropomorphized the korean 747 to the point that I could swear I saw it turn its head to watch the graceful concord land... hehe.

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:40 am

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 14):
I never knew the Concorde went to more places than just JFK, BOS, CDG, LGW, and LHR. Didn't the Concorde fly to DTW to?

It also had a regular run to Rio in the mid-70's.
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:55 am

I am sure someone more qualified then myself will answer this but until then:

The services to Kai Tak were charters probable going round the world.

At the pilots call of "noise" the FE pulls back the throttles to a pre-set angle, the reheats automatically de-select once the engines slow down beyond a certain point.
From a passengers point of you this was the most dramatic part of the flat
I believe the restriction for Concorde was slightly higher than 250 kts below 10K but AFAIK there was still a restriction.

She could climb at over 10,000 ft/min
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:54 am

AF used to bring seasonally the concorde to MEX in the late 70´s and early 80´s.

Regards.

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:41 am

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 18):
She could climb at over 10,000 ft/min

WOW!! was that up to altitude? i also heard that the concorde never actually levels out...its kept in a constant shallow climb from 50000 to 55000 so that when the reach FL550, they have to descend...
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:04 am

Absolutely magic. Memories of watching this beautiful plane flood back including the time I was in Kowloon City (You have probably all seen in movies and adverts looking up at the buildings and seeing a plane whizz past very low on finals) and looked up to glinpse concorde zooming across the top. Absolutely fantastic, especially seeing the thing fly the IGS. Truly was, THE plane.
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 5:08 pm

BGI was a regular destination, where one of the Concordes rests today basking in the sunshine!!
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:06 pm

At the call of "noise"

F/E----- throttles to the preset bugs with one hand, and with the other hand switches off all four rehaets.

In the USA, below 10,000ft, it was restricted like all other aircraft to 250kts, unless there was some operational reason for it to need to fly faster.

On light weight flights or on flights nearer the equator where the high altitude IOAT was lower,then Concorde would cruise level at her max altitude of 60.000ft

If you want a list of destinations that were visited by Concorde then look at the following web site and I believe this does not include them all. Remember most of these were flown to too as charter flights.

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:10 pm

OOpps
Forgot the web site for the destinations so here it is

http://www.concordesst.com/history/destinations.html

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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:40 pm

Quoting NYCA330 (Reply 16):
Secondly, just watching the landing video, I anthropomorphized the korean 747 to the point that I could swear I saw it turn its head to watch the graceful concord land... hehe.

 Silly

(Funny bone tickled by that; couldn't resist. My apologies. Concorde was indeed a most magnificient bird.)
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:00 pm

Quoting Af773atmsp (Reply 14):
I never knew the Concorde went to more places than just JFK, BOS, CDG, LGW, and LHR. Didn't the Concorde fly to DTW to?

Regular flights operated by Concorde :

AF :
CDG-DKR-GIG
CDG-(SMA*)-CCS
CDG-IAD
CDG-JFK
CDG-IAD-MEX
CDG-JFK-MEX

*SMA = Santa Maria/Azores. Refueling stop.

BA :
LHR-BAH
LHR-BAH-SIN
LHR-JFK
LHR-IAD
LHR-IAD-MIA
LHR-BGI

Braniff used AF & BA concorde to operate IAD-DFW-IAD with its own Crew in 1980/81.

Tens of Airport around the world were visited by Concorde during special charter flights, and Round the World tours from 1976 to 2003
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:28 pm

Quoting HighFlyer9790 (Reply 20):
Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 18):
She could climb at over 10,000 ft/min

WOW!! was that up to altitude? i also heard that the concorde never actually levels out...its kept in a constant shallow climb from 50000 to 55000 so that when the reach FL550, they have to descend...

That was at around 15,000 feet and was explained over the pa.

I doubt she could do that at high altitude.
 
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RE: Concorde Landing Kai Tak (Video)

Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:37 pm

It was only a transient high rate of climb and Concorde could only do if she was light and fast, thereby allowing her to trade speed for rate of climb.

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