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Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:42 pm

Hello All... After watching this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74zgfYYvUds ) of the Concorde landing in Boston ( probably a weather diversion from JFK ), I started to travel in time, to the days when I was a child and the Concorde landed in Montevideo, for an official visit of F. Miterrand ( France's President at the time ). It was in 1987 ( can't remember the exact date....I was sooooo excited with the Concorde landing in MVD !! ) . With this in mind, I would like to know the other destinations visited just one or two times for this magnificent plane. If you can remember when ( and even why ) the Concorde landed there, much better !!    

Here's the Concorde in MVD :




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Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:47 pm

The Concorde visited both Oslo and Stavanger in Norway. It visited Stavanger atleast twice with cruiseshippassangers. One year there were 3 Concorde's visiting Sola Airport Stavanger in one day.
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:50 pm

Throughout its life, Concorde operated many charter services.
But some of the most unusual examples are in the days when BA used Concorde on domestic routes to promote its Super Shuttle Services. Here's an historical picture of three BA Concordes at GLA way back in 1983.


http://www.fotothing.com/fotothinger.../68482e75ccbff4c1506a28706064c3b5/
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:52 pm

I believe it landed in Pittsburgh once or twice
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Here is a forum from almost 10 years ago for the same topic.

Concorde Flew Airports List In The Past (by Big777jet Oct 26 2003 in Civil Aviation)
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:09 pm

This website documents many Concorde destinations on charter. I know for a fact that there are some cities in the US missing. I toured the Concorde in ICT when it visited for a charter flight.

http://www.concordesst.com/history/destinations.html
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:12 pm

This should answer your question:

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

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 6):
This should answer your question:

WOW !!!! I was totally WRONG with my previous "knowledge" about this !!! The number of places where the Concorde actually landed is probably 10 times higher than what I had in mind !!!!

Thanks for your link, very informative !!!

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:06 pm

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu162/JDawgphoto/SCAN0001_zpsc8ee6cde.jpg
http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu162/JDawgphoto/IMG_4572_zps7b23b368.jpg
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:31 pm

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:37 pm

This is the Concorde when it came on one of its various visits to BFS. This in fact was the last ever time it came to Ireland.

http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/ba1bfs1_zpsbe761aaf.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/ba1bfs2_zps63d712ed.jpg
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http://i955.photobucket.com/albums/ae40/PhilipOA260/MISC/ba1bfs3_zpsd74fe224.jpg

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Now that landing at SXM must have been the ultimate experience.
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:36 pm

Quoting OA260 (Reply 10):
Now that landing at SXM must have been the ultimate experience.

Indeed !! Can you imagine the NOISE ?? The people in that picture probably had some degree of deafness for a while !!!

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:10 pm

Pictures of 2 Concorde's at the same time at Stavanger Sola Airport in Norway. A third one also came the same day:

http://www.stp-norway.com/STP/Visit/Concorde/concorde.htm
 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:20 pm

A BA Concorde visited ROC for trhe Ryder Cup July 95.

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:33 pm

Here's a Pic from the Concorde in HNL. The Air France Flight would arrive once a year, on the round the world charter. I was lucky to help turn it in HNL in 1988.

 
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 pm

BA operated CPT-JNB circa 2000 when the then new BMW 3 Series was launched - all the executives of the South African suppliers were sent on a joyride.

Departed CPT and routed out to sea going supersonic then speed reduction passing durbs and then up into jnb between durbs and maputo...
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:44 pm

Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 15):
Quoting Speedbird128 (Reply 15):
BA operated CPT-JNB circa 2000 when the then new BMW 3 Series was launched - all the executives of the South African suppliers were sent on a joyride.

It was there doing these joy rides for about 7 days , but I think you will find it was during March 1992

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:58 pm

Quoting CitationJet (Reply 5):

This website documents many Concorde destinations on charter. I know for a fact that there are some cities in the US missing. I toured the Concorde in ICT when it visited for a charter flight.

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

Yes, "The Americas" list is incomplete from mid-letter "R" on. I toured the AF SSC when it was in Sacramento on a grand tour. Surprised at how small it was inside. I forget where it arrived from, but it flew from SMF to JFK, having to move it's departure time up at least an hour, as the forecast temperature for the original schedule would have been too hot for it to lift off. As it was, it used every inch of the then-new 16L runway. Since SMF wasn't/isn't an AF station, catering was trucked up from SFO.
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Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:20 pm

Fun thread. I love anything Concorde.

The SXM photo looks like a fake to me. Not only because I have never seen this pic or any other like it (have you?) but the people are clearly not wearing 1989 era swim suits. I suppose the caption could be wrong.

To add to the list...I have seen Concorde in PHKO and KOAK during its round-the-world charters.

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Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:29 pm

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17):
Yes, "The Americas" list is incomplete from mid-letter "R" on.

I had the great fortune of seeing the Concorde several times in Toronto, it also performed at the CIAS quite a few times during the '80s.

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:06 am

Quoting Gonzalo (Thread starter):
Here's the Concorde in MVD :


Are you sure that picture is in MVD?

I do not recall those hangars behind in MVD - those are way bigger (747 type hangar) than anything on the premises there. Considering that picture is from 1987 and the one I am showing here is from the past 5-8 years, I am confused.

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:30 am

Some of these Concorde charters visited Australia.

One of the first if not the first, following the demo flights of the mid '70s, was in 1984 to coincide with an exchange of passengers to or from the QE2. The day it arrived also coincided with a Papal visit to Sydney, and the combination of thousands of the faithful, thousands of aviation tragics, and anyone unfortunate enough to just be coming or going through Sydney Airport that day made for bedlam.

Australia had two designated over land routes for Concorde flights. One, which I believe was only used once for a demo flight from Melbourne to Singapore, tracked out of Tullamarine and out to sea and supersonic to go around Kangaroo Island which is somewhat south of Adelaide, and then fly more or less diagonally SE to NW across the country. The route was right at the edge of Concorde's range even with a reduced payload but according to the Australian DCA as it then was, there were only nine people known to actually live under the boom path.

The other route was from Denpasar to Sydney. Concorde was permitted to fly supersonic until it reached western NSW when it was to drop into subsonic descent and approach to the airport. However on the first and last time that route was used the crew of the AF charter remained in supersonic flight for a few minutes longer than allowed and passed directly over a small town called Cowra. There was superficial damage to some structures, with broken windows and collapsed outbuildings, and a horse that bolted in panic in an enclosure and tried to jump a fence broke a leg and had to be shot.

The incident caused the denial of the route to future charters.

AF was also briefly banned from operating Concorde out of Sydney when the same aircraft disobeyed tower instructions on departure from Sydney which required take off to the south over Botany Bay. It took off to the north, passing over the inner western suburbs including on that memorable afternoon my home and as Sydney Airport later said, caused the switch board to jam with calls of protest.

One of the last visits by Concorde was that of a BA charter which included a Christchurch-Sydney sector. I was surfing Voodoo near Boat Harbour, a minor inlet which has a reef break way to the NE of Wanda Beach near Cronulla. I watched Concorde make a turn to line up for the approach toward Botany Bay and 'something' didn't look right. As the jet, nose visor lowered soared almost overhead I could see that there was a gap in the vertical rudder, a delamination event that was was heard and felt inside the cabin after departure from Christchurch but the crew elected to continue the sector.

There was a subsequent report from the UK that BA had taken action against the captain for carrying on and assuming that the abnormal indications heard and felt on the jet were not a safety of flight issue. Not sure if he was fired, demoted or retrained.

To the best of my recollection, the Cowra and Sydney takeoff incident occurred late in the 80s but the BA delamination incident was probably in the early 90s.
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:44 am

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17):
it flew from SMF to JFK

Was that flight subsonic ?? I'm asking because, IIRC, the sonic boom was the main factor for the Concorde being banned in almost every potential route and as a consequence they were allowed to fly supersonic only over the oceans ....

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 18):
Is Anet member MadamConcorde still around?

Take a look at her user profile... I guess she will be back, but I don't know when.

Quoting dcajet (Reply 20):

Are you sure that picture is in MVD?

I do not recall those hangars behind in MVD - those are way bigger (747 type hangar) than anything on the premises there. Considering that picture is from 1987 and the one I am showing here is from the past 5-8 years, I am confused.

I can't be 100 % sure, since I was a kid those days and I leave the country a few years later. But the photo you posted shows the new terminal building, that is only a few years old, and in 1987 definitely there were different things in that particular place ( maybe the hangars in the picture were there in 1987 ? ).

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:51 am

Concorde for the first time in Prague, October 1986. 50th anniversary of PRG-LON service.

http://www.planes.cz/cs/photo/100274...ways-baw-ba-praha-ruzyne-prg-lkpr/
http://www.planes.cz/cs/photo/115632...ways-baw-ba-praha-ruzyne-prg-lkpr/

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My Favorite (and most notorious) of these is if course the numerous times Mobuto Sese Seko chartered to Concorde for ridiculous reasons like taking his wife shopping in Paris. Absolutely horrible person - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobutu_Sese_Seko
 
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Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 22):
Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17):
it flew from SMF to JFK

Was that flight subsonic ?? I'm asking because, IIRC, the sonic boom was the main factor for the Concorde being banned in almost every potential route and as a consequence they were allowed to fly supersonic only over the oceans ....

Yes, it was subsonic. Not sure if that used more or less fuel, but the sucker was heavy, and they sure made a lot of noise hauling it off the ground on a hot morning. As it went behind the trees from our view, we worried it wouldn't make it as it hadn't begun rotation before we couldn't see it any more, until it was in the air. It probably startled everyone driving by on I-5 at low level.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:05 am

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 22):
I can't be 100 % sure, since I was a kid those days and I leave the country a few years later. But the photo you posted shows the new terminal building, that is only a few years old, and in 1987 definitely there were different things in that particular place ( maybe the hangars in the picture were there in 1987 ? ).

I can tell you that picture is not in MVD. Carrasco never had those hangars - those are wide body plane hangars. There was never such a thing in MVD. The ones shown on the picture posted by me are the Pluna ones, and have been there all along. Out of curiosity, can you quote the origin of that picture? That will help answer where it was taken.
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:13 am

Quoting dcajet (Reply 26):
Out of curiosity, can you quote the origin of that picture? That will help answer where it was taken.

Probably will not help too much, since I just noted the person who uploaded the picture was banned from the site ( probably not a reliable source ).

Anyway, here it is :

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=492299

The title says "Illustrious visitors of Montevideo".

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:25 am

I remember seeing the Concorde here in Detroit in 1999 I think it was. It was charted by the Nomads travel group which is now defunct but I remember being AF F-BVFA and it being quite awesome! There was a small newspaper clip in the Oakland Press mentioning its arrival and I made sure to see it.
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:32 am

Here are a series of photos from Concorde's visit to Cleveland back in 1985

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=concorde+CLE&w=67502491%40N02&z=e
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:34 am

Both BA and AF brought a Concorde to Tucson in the mid 1990s. The AF one got a broken nose gear strut when someone on the tug made an error, blocked the DL gates for 2 days.
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Stopped here in Oshkosh three times I believe...
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Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 22):
Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17):it flew from SMF to JFK
Was that flight subsonic ?? I'm asking because, IIRC, the sonic boom was the main factor for the Concorde being banned in almost every potential route and as a consequence they were allowed to fly supersonic only over the oceans ....

Indeed a sub sonic flight. There were similar flights JFK-PDX a couple of times, one was tied in with the Oregon Symphony.
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YYT back a few years ago. Air France Charter for the Iceberg industry investment. Was amazing to see her blast out of YYT full afterburner what a sound!
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:47 am

Concorde visited many American cities in a promotion with Braniff. They didn't operate for Braniff very long though. I was scheduled on a TWA flight PHX-MCI the morning it landed in Phoenix. Everyone at Sky Harbor was so excited waiting eagerly for it to come in. Not only was this back in the day non ticketed passengers could go to the gate but the East Terminal (Terminal 2 now) had an observation deck at the time. Unfortunately we departed before it was scheduled to arrive. I know it came to MCI later and that was in the paper but I didn't see it then either  
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:57 am

Quoting dcajet (Reply 20):
Are you sure that picture is in MVD?
Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 22):
I can't be 100 % sure, since I was a kid those days and I leave the country a few years later. But the photo you posted shows the new terminal building, that is only a few years old, and in 1987 definitely there were different things in that particular place ( maybe the hangars in the picture were there in 1987 ? ).
Quoting dcajet (Reply 26):
I can tell you that picture is not in MVD. Carrasco never had those hangars - those are wide body plane hangars. There was never such a thing in MVD. The ones shown on the picture posted by me are the Pluna ones, and have been there all along. Out of curiosity, can you quote the origin of that picture? That will help answer where it was taken.

I had exactly the same feeling when I saw this picture and was sure it was not taken in MVD. It is either in TLS or in CDG.
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:03 am

Quoting Wingtips56 (Reply 17):
Yes, "The Americas" list is incomplete from mid-letter "R" on. I toured the AF SSC when it was in Sacramento on a grand tour. Surprised at how small it was inside. I forget where it arrived from, but it flew from SMF to JFK, having to move it's departure time up at least an hour, as the forecast temperature for the original schedule would have been too hot for it to lift off. As it was, it used every inch of the then-new 16L runway. Since SMF wasn't/isn't an AF station, catering was trucked up from SFO.

It made it to Reno, Nevada too. I wasn't there, but it must have used a lot of fuel taking off from a field elevation of 4400 feet.
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:26 am

Concordes were very frequent visitors to Finland's small northern airports (IVL, RVN, KTT) for "Santa Claus tourism". Never saw it personally, but the pictures of Concorde landing to these dark, remote, cold and snowy airports are impressive!

http://concordesst.yuku.com/topic/1937#.UUgg81f7HV8

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Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:50 am

There were frequent visits to LPL for the Grand National.....more details here...

http://www.nwan.co.uk/concorde.html
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 am

It made a unscheduled visit to Bahrain (long after scheduled services finished) in Jan 96 to 'commemorate' the first BA (or was it BOAC) scheduled flight 20 years earlier.

It was a bit weird as I went out to LHR & stood on the Queens Building Viewing Gallery to see the first flight take off on a cold Jan day 20 years earlier & there I was watching it arrive at its destination 20 years later.
 
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Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 am

Quoting goldorak (Reply 35):

Quoting dcajet (Reply 20):
Are you sure that picture is in MVD?
Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 22):
I can't be 100 % sure, since I was a kid those days and I leave the country a few years later. But the photo you posted shows the new terminal building, that is only a few years old, and in 1987 definitely there were different things in that particular place ( maybe the hangars in the picture were there in 1987 ? ).
Quoting dcajet (Reply 26):
I can tell you that picture is not in MVD. Carrasco never had those hangars - those are wide body plane hangars. There was never such a thing in MVD. The ones shown on the picture posted by me are the Pluna ones, and have been there all along. Out of curiosity, can you quote the origin of that picture? That will help answer where it was taken.

I had exactly the same feeling when I saw this picture and was sure it was not taken in MVD. It is either in TLS or in CDG.

Photo is at CDG following the fuel tank refits after the loss of F-BTSC in 2000.

http://www.concordesst.com/returntoflight/rts/chapter5.html
http://www.concordesst.com/returntoflight/af370.html

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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:46 am

Back when I was 11 in Fort Lamy, (now N'Djamena) Chad for the summer of 1973, Concorde 001 was chasing a solar eclipse across Africa.

We stood by the fence at the end of the runway as she landed just metres over our heads. Great times and helped fuel my love of aviation. We also had a visit by Jacques Cousteau in a Catalina there once who gave my father a flight in.

30th June 1973: A solar eclipse, predicted as the longest for 1,000 years, was observed by British, French and American scientists aboard the French prototype Concorde 001 supersonic aircraft on a flight from Las Palmas, Canaries to Fort Lamy, Chad.

The path of totality crossed the Atlantic, the Sahara Desert and East Africa. The moon's shadow travelled at over 3,000 km per hour. Flying at 55,000 feet, the jet's speed made possible a continuous view of the solar eclipse for 74 minutes, ten times longer than could be seen by an observer on the ground.

Four months later, Concorde 001, the first prototype to fly, was retired on October 19, 1973, to the French Air Museum at Le Bourget Airport. It had made 225 supersonic flights in a total of 397
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:43 am

Also:

Brize Norton, Prestwick, Shannon (all for crew training)

Fairford, Yeovilton, Finningley, Oshkosh (airshow charters)

Gatwick (Heathrow diversion)

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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:57 am

BDL saw quite a few Concorde flights over the years, mostly diversions from JFK due to weather or air traffic. There may have been a few charter operations as well. Remember seeing an Air France Concorde show up one night during my mother's work shift at EA. She called us at home telling us the plane had just landed. We took a quick run out to see it. The plane looked amazing sitting out on the tarmac amoungst the USAir DC-9s!!!!
 
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:06 pm

Found a video here of a visit to OSL, Oct. 10.98, to help celebrate the "new" airport, now located at ENGM. I had just sat down for an afternoon snack at my parents house located just N/E of FBU (the old airport), when I heard and saw the machine do a lowpass over the now-closed FBU.

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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:43 pm

Quoting skywaymanaz (Reply 34):
Concorde visited many American cities in a promotion with Braniff. They didn't operate for Braniff very long though.

Yes, Braniff started their promotional tour in December of 1978. I remember it well. My mother actually got me out of school to watch it come it to MEM, landed on 36R. If memory serves me correctly, it was a joint BA/Braniff crew from IAD that day, then on to DFW. I have some (rather bad) old 110 Kodak shots of it arriving that I have kept all of these years. As a kid at the time, it was an amazing site (& sound!).

Again, if memory serves me correctly, Braniff was to have scheduled service to/from Europe to JFK & IAD, with domestic service to DFW. Since this was to be the only north american domestic service by the Concorde, Braniff really played it up by flying the Concorde to many of the cities they served.
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:01 pm

As a kid I loved it when the annual charters would come to Toronto. I think they were polar flights. With fuzzy recollection I think I remember a non-supersonic Fall Colours flight. Standing on the roof of Terminal One or near the end of the runway was always an exciting arrival. The variety of aircraft then as well made for interesting spotting but the Concorde was an event.
 
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:53 pm

Quoting Oshkosh1 (Reply 31):
I had tickets to fly on it for the hour "joy-ride" @$700, but it was grounded about a week prior(2000) so didn't make the trip over here.

While I wasn't going on the joy ride, I was also planning on seeing the Concorde that week at Oshkosh!

I was in high school and visiting my grandparents in Minneapolis at the time. I think we were like, two days away from leaving for my aunt's house in Appleton for my first visit to Oshkosh, and I was eating breakfast in the kitchen with my grandma when the "breaking news" thing flashed over the screen and first repoted in about the Paris crash. I think I was most excited about seeing the Concorde in person, so it was quite disappointing (obviously, I was much more disturbed/saddened by the loss of life/aircraft accident).

But I just remember thinking I was so close to seeing it.
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:09 pm

Another neat metric to discuss is how many non-scheduled Concorde destinations had simultaneous Concorde arrivals on parallel runways.

In North America I'm 100% certain DFW has this distinction, and 99% sure MCO and DTW can also claim this. At DFW the occasion was the inauguration of Braniff's Concorde service to IAD using Air France and British Airways aircraft (which continued on to Paris and London respectively).

Here's some Braniff public relations material, although there was never a Braniff livery applied to a Concorde:

http://i644.photobucket.com/albums/uu162/JDawgphoto/SCAN0002-3_zpsd87cb14d.jpg
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RE: Concorde 's Non Scheduled Flights: Where And When?

Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:06 pm

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 2):

With that shuttle was the HSCT bird able to let it all out and go hypersonic?
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