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Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:25 pm

On this date back in 1976 the Concorde began her commercial service. Too bad she is still not with us. This thread is dedicate to the Concorde. Post pictures, videos, or anything that has to do with the Concorde here.

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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 5:38 pm


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But on a lighter note, there's only one time I ever actually saw Concorde in action...I was but maybe 6 or 7 years old, and it was on a wide downwind approach from the north into MIA. From my vantage point, it flew almost directly overhead. I'll never forget it.

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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 7:37 pm

One year ago, ie the 30th anniversary, I had flown from Exeter into Filton to see G-BOAF. Awesome machines. As soon as I get home to the UK, I will be going to see as many Concordes as possible.
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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:22 pm

I only flew on her once, but that day I will never forget

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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:10 pm

I remember when Concorde was a commercial newbie she used to come to JNB for hot and high testing. My high school was about 5 miles as the crow flies from the airport and she used to come roaring over the school at regular intervals... the good old days of smoke and noise!
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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Servi

Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:16 pm

Great A/C , hope it flies again , but it´s doubtful

RIP for all those People who died in this Crash . Hope their families have found consolation.

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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:32 pm

Wasn't the first commercial service between Heathrow and Bahrain?
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RE: Jan 21st '76: Concorde Starts Commercial Service

Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:19 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 6):

Wasn't the first commercial service between Heathrow and Bahrain?

For British Airways, yes, that is correct. For Air France, a simultaneous flight from Paris to Rio De Janeiro via Dakar made the first commercial service.
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