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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA & UL A/C In Taxy Incident At LHR
Replies: 60
Views: 22578

BA & UL A/C In Taxy Incident At LHR

I believe sky were relaying what the had been told by a pax on the 340, nothing sensationalist, just reporting the facts

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde G-BOAB At LHR, Whats Going On?
Replies: 27
Views: 12512

RE: Concorde G-BOAB At LHR, Whats Going On?

Dismantling the Concorde engine test bay (detunners) would not create enough space for another aircraft stand. It would not be wide enough, so why spend money taking it down, when they were using it as a semi-sheltered area fo the cleaning trucks. Aparet from some issues with G-BOAD in New York, <ac...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde G-BOAB At LHR, Whats Going On?
Replies: 27
Views: 12512

RE: Concorde G-BOAB At LHR, Whats Going On?

BA were also left with a bit of a dilema in 2003 - 8 Concordes, only 7 interiors. The soultion was to transfer G-BOAB's interor that was in storage from 2002 for use on G-BBDG, with G-BOAB being retained at <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> for display aro...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

RE: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again

She gets cleaned very often by the BA aircraft appearence team

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

RE: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again

The mags were used as ballast in 2002, when she had engines in. The engines are long gone, but unsurprisingly <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> could not find volunteers to take the mags out, so they are still there serving no purpose whatsoever. Concorde cofG problem went away as soon a...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again
Replies: 21
Views: 4894

RE: Concorde Moved At LHR... Again

There is some construction work about to start near where she was parked, so she has been moved so that she is not accidentally damaged. As for <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>; <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> would like for her to be displayed down that side of the ...

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe
Replies: 88
Views: 17646

RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

a/c are

G-BNWX
G-BNWB
G-BZHA

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Nov 30, 2006 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe
Replies: 88
Views: 17646

RE: BA Grounds 3 767s Due To Litvinenko Probe

The following British Airways’ flights are involved. London Heathrow to Moscow/Moscow to London Heathrow November 3, BA874 and BA875 November 7, BA872 and BA873 November 8, BA874 and BA875 November 9, BA872 and BA873 November 14, BA872 and BA873 November 15, BA874 and BA875 November 17, BA874 and BA...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prototype Concorde's At Museums In 70s? True
Replies: 31
Views: 6589

RE: Prototype Concorde's At Museums In 70s? True

Philb Your right about the numbers. G-BOAC (a/c4) was closest in spec to F-WTSC (a/c 3) but a full upgrade to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> spec was planned into its use, however it was still different from a/c 6. a/c 3 and 4 both flew within a month of each other in 1975, so you wer...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Prototype Concorde's At Museums In 70s? True
Replies: 31
Views: 6589

RE: Prototype Concorde's At Museums In 70s? True

Concorde is a big topic, but here some info Production aircraft 3 and 4 were designated for the route proving flights, while 1 and 2 did the technical certification work. 3 and 4 were very similar, the evolutionary changes were made from a/c 5 onwards. If <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym...

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF Concorde F-BVFF To Be Moved At CDG
Replies: 7
Views: 9616

RE: AF Concorde F-BVFF To Be Moved At CDG

look pretty far back in that drawing

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66670

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66670

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66670

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66670

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

Thanks Photopilot Really bit of a no Brainer. Sorry crew you should have done better. If its true that the FO is the survivor they he will have big problems living with this mistake. You also need to lay a chunk of blame on the tower controllers; do they guys up there not look at an aircraft lining ...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX
Replies: 376
Views: 66670

RE: Comair CRJ-100 Plane Has Crashed In LEX

Aerial pics on CNN

Really there is no doubt after seeing these the a/c took of on shorter (wrong) general aviation runway, got off the ground but stalled and went down.

No direction from main (correct) runway would take aircraft to where the wreckage is situated.

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 26th July - Official Opening Of Concorde 202
Replies: 7
Views: 4015

RE: 26th July - Official Opening Of Concorde 202

Yes it really was a fantastic day,

We got some pics going on over here

http://p102.ezboard.com/fconcordesst...rm2.showMessage?topicID=5887.topic

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Concorde Fly Again?
Replies: 66
Views: 9537

RE: Should Concorde Fly Again?

For what its worth, the £15M that scg quote is laughable. The true cost now that the entire Concorde support chain has been disbanded and the spare holding disposed of would nearer £100M If Someone wants to spend £15, then please lets get all the Concordes into purpose build buildings. Ask the quest...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote Again For Concorde
Replies: 82
Views: 5056

RE: Vote Again For Concorde

Make sure you visit every computer you can and hit the vote button!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote Again For Concorde
Replies: 82
Views: 5056

RE: Vote Again For Concorde

so have we all been hitting the vote buttons?

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote Again For Concorde
Replies: 82
Views: 5056

Vote Again For Concorde

Concorde is now in the final 3 to be voted as the Best British Design in the BBC design quest <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/" target=_blank>http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/</a> If you voted before, you need to vote again as original votes have...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Feb 19, 2006 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Or Spitfire
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

RE: Concorde Or Spitfire

Guys and Galls Just remember to click the link and vote, we need to get the aviation vote out! <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/" target=_blank>http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/</a> Its worth remembering too, that if you voted at the top 25 stage ...

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Or Spitfire
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

RE: Concorde Or Spitfire

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Or Spitfire
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

RE: Concorde Or Spitfire

yeh! I wonder what country came up with the figure of using 1 more screw so they could say they built 50.000000000000000000000000001% LOL

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Or Spitfire
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

RE: Concorde Or Spitfire

its was 50/50 all the way

60/40 UK in favour of Powerplant final design and built

60/40 in favour of France for final airframe design and built

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Or Spitfire
Replies: 63
Views: 3843

Concorde Or Spitfire

Whatever you favour, get voting on the BBC Culture Show's Great British Design Quest Both are now in the top 10, so lets make sure both are in the top 3 for the final vote <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designquest/vote/" target=_blank>http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/cultureshow/designques...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Feb 05, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Takeoffs From 9L At LHR
Replies: 15
Views: 3280

RE: Takeoffs From 9L At LHR

Concorde was forced to use 09L in 2002-2003 due to resurfacing on the south runway. With Concorde's higher take off speed and worried about damage to the crown area of the fuselage, when the join between the old an new surfaces was reached, it was much safer to use the North runway for all Concorde ...

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by gordonroxburgh
Wed Feb 01, 2006 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde - Long Term Retirement Plan?
Replies: 26
Views: 5623

RE: Concorde - Long Term Retirement Plan?

BA do a regular 12-18 months check at each site with a qualified engineer, which also give <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> a chance to share info with other museums. Additionally the museums are required report back to <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> regularly with an upd...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Jan 02, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA LHR To Miami From T3
Replies: 23
Views: 5603

RE: BA LHR To Miami From T3

Lets them keep an eye on the "Bearded one", It just ensures that they have a presence in this terminal where their competitor airlines are

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat Dec 31, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Speedbird 116 Engine Fire At JFK Right Now!
Replies: 40
Views: 22579

RE: Speedbird 116 Engine Fire At JFK Right Now!

285T is around Max Landing Weight of a 747, this is likely to have been the figure they have in the heads and erroneously gave to the tower...lots of other things in their minds when the tower asked for fuel onboard in Lbs! They should just have said "lots" The 747 can land much heavier if needed, b...

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Dec 09, 2005 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 4138

RE: Concorde Orders?

Price was £23M per aircraft....nearly £200M at today's prices

Paid for by government loan in the UK as BA was state owned, when BA was privatised in the mid 80s the government got it money back and then some!

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Dec 09, 2005 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde Orders?
Replies: 35
Views: 4138

RE: Concorde Orders?

G-BOAF - <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> were in discussions in 1979 to purchase a 6th Concorde no 216. They negotiated a nominal sum of £1000 + 10,000FF for the airframe and £100 + 1000FF for each engine. <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> then paid the full costs of over a...

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Nov 10, 2005 6:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 'Senseless In Seattle'
Replies: 20
Views: 8771

RE: 'Senseless In Seattle'

I agree with Roseflyer, with the throughput of visitors the plexiglass sadly essential. Maybe over time, if funds permit, or it needs to ever be replaced, it can be sculpted to give a little more room in the aisle similar to New York. I'm sure a way to display the 747 will be found. There must be so...

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by gordonroxburgh
Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:20 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 'Senseless In Seattle'
Replies: 20
Views: 8771

RE: 'Senseless In Seattle'

Great <acronym title="Transbrasil SA Linhas Aereas">TR</acronym> GDB!! I think the museum do a great job with OAG. A little too much plexiglass. Maybe it could be trimmed back a little would be my view. The 3 (and soon to be 4) UK based <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> a/c don't have an...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Sep 11, 2005 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tu-144 Second And Third Crash?
Replies: 18
Views: 22022

RE: Tu-144 Second And Third Crash?

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by gordonroxburgh
Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC Top Gear Airfield
Replies: 29
Views: 8525

RE: BBC Top Gear Airfield

the 747 is to be used as a filming location, by the airport owners - Dunsfold Park. Its nothing to do with Top Gear.

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by gordonroxburgh
Wed Jun 08, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Concorde's - What's Happening?
Replies: 50
Views: 8186

RE: BA's Concorde's - What's Happening?

There are, as we speak, no definitive plans for G-BOAB to go to <acronym title="Turkmenistan Airlines">T5</acronym>, it being talked about but nothing is set in stone. A lot of people what to see it kept where it is and maybe developed a little bit more. Sitting along side a taxiway makes it easier ...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat May 28, 2005 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-BDXJ Getting The Scrap Man Treatment
Replies: 15
Views: 5466

RE: G-BDXJ Getting The Scrap Man Treatment

I understood she was to sit there for a while and be used as a filming location.

When that revenue stream dries up, she into beer cans

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by gordonroxburgh
Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA's Concorde Simulator
Replies: 5
Views: 3805

RE: BA's Concorde Simulator

Only the cockpit was saved from the scrapman. The 1970s computers and hydraulics were scrapped. The visuals, which were updated in 1989, went to <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> for use there on the current sims which use compatible systems. The simulator...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebuilding Concorde G-BBDG
Replies: 10
Views: 3511

RE: Rebuilding Concorde G-BBDG

No Problem Gkirk.

We expect to have her looking ship shape by late summer.

A small viewing area will be set up to allow people to see the work going on.

by Easter 2006 she will be open inside for tours.

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by gordonroxburgh
Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rebuilding Concorde G-BBDG
Replies: 10
Views: 3511

Rebuilding Concorde G-BBDG

Work got underway today to rebuild Concorde 202 (G-BBDG) at Brooklands Pics are here <a href="http://www.brooklandsconcorde.com/rebuild1/rebuild1.html" target=_blank>http://www.brooklandsconcorde.com/rebuild1/rebuild1.html</a> The same company that rebuilt G-BOAA in Scotland are rebuilding Delta Gol...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde At Intrepid Museum
Replies: 26
Views: 3734

RE: Concorde At Intrepid Museum

The patches are down to the way the top of the fuselage was manually repainted after structural testing (NDT). The dirt must stick to them more. They need to really get their fingerout with the cleaning, I'll be asking big questions of Intrepid by the time I visit in November she if still looking as...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat May 22, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Strange' Approach To LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 3767

RE: 'Strange' Approach To LHR

Now when Concorde did a quick late change to the south runway....that was impressive  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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by gordonroxburgh
Sat May 01, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last Concorde In Landor?
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

RE: Last Concorde In Landor?

Last in Landor was G-BOAG - she was painted in Jan 2000.

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Mar 07, 2004 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Save Concorde Press Release
Replies: 22
Views: 2863

RE: Save Concorde Press Release

Thanks Speedbirdheavy.

The AF fleet was serviced to the same set of standards as BA.

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Mar 07, 2004 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Save Concorde Press Release
Replies: 22
Views: 2863

Saving A Concorde

Ok, so the chances of flying one are low, but the chances of ensuring all 10 UK built aircraft, and 18 of 20 in total, are saved for future generations is very high. The key to this, is ensuring Brooklands Museum at Weybridge in Surrey can raise the funds to move and restore Concorde 202 (G-BBDG), t...

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by gordonroxburgh
Sun Mar 07, 2004 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Save Concorde Press Release
Replies: 22
Views: 2863

RE: Save Concorde Press Release

Firstly a small corection the a/c at <acronym title="Toulouse - Blagnac (TLS / LFBO), France">TLS</acronym> is F-BVFC. she has been de-comissioned and sealed from the weather. Last Year <acronym title="British Airways">BA</acronym> tried very hard to keep G-BOAG flying for 5 more years, it simply wa...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde G-BOAG Tow Bar Broken Again...
Replies: 16
Views: 3730

RE: Concorde G-BOAG Tow Bar Broken Again...

I'm with <b>ExitRow</b> on this one. The museum are doing a fantastic job looking after her, and making sure she gets the best possible care and attention. I'm sure I will be corrected if I am wrong, but the shearpin is there to protect the aircraft, eg it fails before any damage could be done. I ha...

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Jan 12, 2004 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde G-BOAG Tow Bar Broken Again...
Replies: 16
Views: 3730

RE: Concorde G-BOAG Tow Bar Broken Again...

It was only the shearpin that went in Nov, probably the same thing happened again.

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by gordonroxburgh
Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What BA Concorde Was This? (Regi Lookup)
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

RE: What BA Concorde Was This? (Regi Lookup)

Not being smart, but July 2001 was during the grounding

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