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Concorde Could Fly Again

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Concorde Could Fly Again

There is a possibility that Concorde can take to the sky again.
Concord to Fly Again
It was always an ambition of mine to fly on Concord but I never made it.  The nearest I got was to visit the one that is on show at the Aviation museum at Duxford (Imperial War Museum). 
Duxford Concorde
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It was always an ambition of mine to fly on Concord but I never made it. 

Me too. I dropped the heaviest imaginable hints to my other half about special presents for special birthdays as the last few flights were  filling up but I think I just got some new socks.  Sad Angry
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One of my better experiences when working in Terminal 4 Heathrow, was to be able to go around inside and out of Concorde while it was on the ground pre-boarding. It was rather cramped.
And yes, I would have loved to have flown in it.
Experience; is something you gain, just after you needed it most.

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I remember seeing it at Heathrow  as I was boarding a flight and envied the passengers who were getting on board.
It flew unscheduled into Tampa one time as I was driving the Howard Franklin Bridge and it was a majestic sight to see it coming in over the Gulf in front of us.
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Hope they sweep the runway before take-off if a French Airport is used!!
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If they find the engines are working or even need work doing on them they could transport them somewhere else I guess.  They're Rolls Royce engines so maybe they would be worked on here.
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From the BBC page:
"It is hoped the jet will be able to fly as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics. "
They are going to have to get things done very quickly if it is back in the air for that to happen!
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That would be some site to see Concorde flying down the Thames or down the Mall to the Palace on its way to the stadium Smiley