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Concorde - TV Docu

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Concorde - TV Docu

Concorde: Designing the Dream First of a two-part documentary

 

Channel 5 tonight at 21:00

 

Could be interesting !

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Certainly worth watching!

I worked for BOAC/British Airways. I also live quite near to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at RNAS Yeovilton which houses G-BSST, the first British-built Concorde.

Now nearly 50 years after its first flight it still has the power to amaze.

 

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Have been on the Concorde in Yeovil..... thought it was "very cramped" inside... looks nice from outside, but was disappointed inside.

look out for part two....

 

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Yes will watch tomorrow Smiley 

@shutter  have been on the one at Duxford


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Ps Duxford is the only place you will all UK built airliners 

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@rongtw no ! not likely to, now.... unless someone takes me there on a free pass ! !! ... Wink

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The Concorde was smaller than most people would think, and certainly didn't have the space of a modern wide-body jet.  However it was very comfortable, certainly in the later cabin seat design that I experienced.  The seat articulation meant that despite a limited distance to the seat in front, you could recline more than you'd think and the support was very good.  Given that the flight was only around 3hrs and most of that time was eating and drinking, it was (in the famous phrase used by Rolls-Royce)  'more than adequate'.

 

 

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There was a few sequences of the  concorde at Duxford Thumbs Up

And yes it its small inside,  at Duxford £10 gets you access to all their Airliners

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Seems like the Japanese are heading towards their own version of Concorde  "The Boom " aircraft... looks pretty nice !..

Mind you... the "bullet train" I went on in York Railway museum was pretty nice too ! ! ..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5147711/Boom-Supersonic-plane-gets-10-million-investm...

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I've recorded those two programmes and look forward to watching them.

Concordes used to fly into LHR at about 6pm and and 10pm; there was no need to see what it was because the sound was very distinctive (and quite loud).

The only extravagance I had planned if I won millions on the Lotto was a flight on Concorde.  Now that is no longer available, what should I do instead?

 

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Watching it now. There was a similar program about Concord a few years ago but can't remember the name or find a link.

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I remember my Dad taking us to see Concorde land and take of at Prestwick Airport. I had just turned 18 so it must have been 1967. Nothing on Google confirms this so they must have been secret trials...

Waited more than 30 years to see another one, then one day three Concordes flew past the Office window on their final run into Heathrow. The view from the eighteenth floor was spectacular, they were so close you could see which pilot had shaved that morning.......

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@Champnet  Wikipedia claims it first flew in 1969 so it couldn't have been 1967 (assuming Wiki is right of course).  I remember the first commercial flight in 1976.

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The year ties in with the reason I was in Scotland. 

A google search for “Concorde Prestwick 1967”  comes up with :

 

CONCORDE SST : LATEST NEWS Archive
www.concordesst.com › latestnews_03_4  According to the "Scotland on Sunday" newspaper, Concorde could find a new home at Prestwick Airport .... the very same hanger that Concorde had been officially rolled out from in 1967, nearly four decades ago.

Following the link, the exact details are no longer there.

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Someone needs to update the Wiki article.