ExitRow
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Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian?

Fri Jun 20, 2003 8:07 am

Any A.net shooters get shots of the arrival of F-BVFA at Dulles?

More info here:

Press Release
http://www.nasm.edu/nasm/pa/nasmnews/pr/061103.htm

Press images
http://www.nasm.edu/nasm/pa/nasmnews/pr/hazycenter/images.htm
 
sunilgupta
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RE: Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian?

Fri Jun 20, 2003 9:25 pm

Yup! A few of us were out there. Hopefully my shots came out good but I won't find out for another few days (when the slides are back). I'll post some links once they are on my site.

Sunil
 
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RE: Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian?

Fri Jun 20, 2003 10:12 pm

Sunil,

Michal uploaded his Concorde pictures to this site.


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ExitRow
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RE: Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian

Fri Jun 20, 2003 11:26 pm

Any pomp and circumstance or did it just taxi quietly (metaphorically speaking) to some hangar?

Great shot by Michal. I love the visible reversed thrust.

 
sunilgupta
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RE: Anyone Get AF Concorde Delivery To Smithsonian?

Sat Jun 21, 2003 12:48 pm

Well, close to it but not quite.

She was cleared from 10,000 feet down to 5,000 and then right into the approach. The landing was straight in on 19L. After touchdown she taxied off the runway and onto taxiway Kilo (the media was stationed on highspeed K3 so they were between the Concorde as she landed and taxied).

After taxing past the media she turned left onto Alpha or Bravo, past the tower, left on Zulu and up to the new parking pad near runway 30. There she will stay until she’s moved inside the museum building sometime before opening.

If you happed to be in terminal C/D terminal you can get a good view of her parked on the pad although the light poles will get in the way of any decent photo.

Sunil

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