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Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by andygolfer » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:01 pm

it was 15 years tomorrow that Concorde G-BOAF made the final Concorde flight from Heathrow to Filton returning to where it was built and ending the era of the SST (for the foreseeable future anyway), it's gone quickly but let's look back at it so here are a few of my Concorde pics and what can you contribute? Let's see how many we ca load photos of by midnight tomorrow!

Here are some of mine of ''Foxie' in her current home, the Bristol Aerospace museum...
ImageG-BOAF Concorde, British Airways Bristol Aerospace Museum 09-11-2017 9683 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-BOAF Concorde, British Aiirways Bristol Aerospace Museum 09-11-2017 9638 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-BOAF Concorde, British Aiirways Bristol Aerospace Museum 09-11-2017 9635 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and a long time ago 'AF' at Stansted July 1985:
Imageconcorde stn july 1985, 2 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

meanwhile 15 years on G-BOAB is still at Heathrow:
this one taken in 2012:
Image6354 G-BOAB 29-12-2013 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and some others (I'm surprised how few I have)
landing at Heathrow 15-07-1991, zooming in the underwing reg, I'm fairly sure is G-BOAA
ImageLHR 15-7-1991 Concorde British Aiirways landing 28R by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

one I snapped of BOAD on USS INtrepid in New York in 2014 as I passed on a coach tour
Image7329 Concorde G-BOAD NYC 26-9-14 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

Concorde 01 G-AXDN outside at Duxford in August 2005 whilst the Airspace hangar was being extended
Image06 Concorde 01 open for tours 15-8-2005 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and the day it was taken into the extended hangar for permanent indoor exhibition, 3rd May 2006
Image11 Concorde 01 inside airspace hangar 03-5-2006 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

G-BBDG, used for development work between 1974 and 1981, it was purchased by British Airways but never put into service and was used as a spares source. In 2003 it was offered to the Brooklands museum and it was dismantled for transprt and then re-assembled for display and wasopened to the public in 2006, these were taken at Brooklands in March 2012 when my family gave me a 60th birthday present of flying the Concorde simulator at hte same museum!
ImageG-BBDG Concorde, Brooklands 19-03-2012 1833 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

ImageG-BBDG Concorde, Brooklands 19-03-2012 1826 by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

and a French one, F-BVFA of Air France at the Udvar-Hazy museum, Washington DC taken in 2014
Image7905 concorde F-BVFA by Andrew Goldsmith, on Flickr

that's all I can find at present, somewhere I've got a very poor quality slide of Concorde prototype 001, G-BSST in formation with 16 Lightnings for the Queens birthday flypast in 1969, that will take some searching out though.

so, Who's next? (and what a classic album that was? I still play it regularly)
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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by Nighthawke » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:18 pm

I also only have a few Concorde photos but virtually all rubbish ones which aren't even good enough for this type of thread. Andy has already put up some decent shots of Duxford's G-AXDN so just one different frame from me - F-BTSD on display at Parish Air Show in 2003. This is the same one that appeared at the Finningley BoB show in 1985.

ImageF-BTSD by Tig, on Flickr

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by Mike » Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:36 pm

I don't have many Concorde photos but I saw all 20 that were built (and every VC10 :P ) , here's a couple of G-BOAB at Heathrow (I'll add some more when I find them!)

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G-BSST at Farnborough 1970 :-

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by Cessna954 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:07 pm

A varied selection from me. Having seen all 20 Concordes built I've not managed to photograph them all.

F-WTSS
Image19981112-Le Bourget-38 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BSST
Image20180529-141325-FAAM by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20140104-121727-Yeovilton by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-AXDN
Image19880403-Duxford-15 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BOAB
Image19960721-Fairford-4 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BOAC
Image20080923-153226-Manchester by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BOAD
Image19950723-Heathrow-12 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image19860302-Heathrow-7 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BOAF
Image19970720-Fairford-2 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image20171201-115711-Filton by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

F-BTSD
Image1989-09-02 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

Image19880717-Heathrow by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

F-BVFD photographed from a moving vehicle - the first Concorde to be WFU and only one to be scrapped.
Image1989-06-16 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

G-BOAC & G-BOAF
Image19860921-Heathrow-4 by Neil D. Brant, on Flickr

My Father-In-Law has a cracking photo of G-BSST on its first roll out from the Brabazon Hangar at Filton, he climbed the embankment and got a colour picture looking down on it. I will see if I can borrow and scan it at some point.

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by EGNH1909 » Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:30 pm

A couple of G-BSST at Woodford Air Show 26 June 1971.
ImageAS171 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr
ImageAS173 by Peter Rowe, on Flickr

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by Alexe » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:44 pm

A couple of photos of F-BVFB, on display at the Sinsheim Auto & Technik Museum

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Sinsheim by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

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Sinsheim by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

And one showing both Concorde and a TU-144

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Sinsheim by Alex Edwards, on Flickr

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by LondonEye » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:07 pm

A Singapore AL at Heathrow. G-BOAD

Pete.

ImageConcorde Singapore AL G-BOAD 1 Heathrow

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by PorkScratching » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:02 pm

Some really interesting shots in this thread, e.g. the flying shots of the prototype and pre-production a/c, and the SIA livery.

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by acw367 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:40 am

I have many which are not yet scanned. But here is what I do have.

G-BOAB Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 British Airways RIAT Fairford 20 July 1996

ImageG-BOAB RIAT Fairford 20 July 1996 by ACW367, on Flickr

F-BVFB Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 101 Ex-Air France preserved Sinsheim 18 March 2006

ImageF-BVFB Sinsheim 18 March 2006 by ACW367, on Flickr

A4O-AB Vickers VC10 Srs1103 Oman Royal Flight and G-BBDG Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 100 Brooklands 19 February 2012

ImageA4O-AB and G-BBDG Brooklands 19 February 2012 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BBDG Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 100 Brooklands 19 February 2012

ImageG-BBDG Brooklands 19 February 2012 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-CONC Brooklands 19 February 2012. This Concorde Sub-scale mock-up used to grace the entry roundabout to London Heathrow Airport.

ImageG-CONC Brooklands 19 February 2012 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BOAD Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 British Airways USS Intrepid Museum New York 23 September 2014

ImageG-BOAD USS Intrepid Museum New York 23 September 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BOAD Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 British Airways USS Intrepid Museum New York 23 September 2014

ImageG-BOAD USS Intrepid Museum New York 23 September 2014 by ACW367, on Flickr

F-WTSS Aérospatiale Concorde 001 Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015

ImageF-WTSS Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

F-BTSD Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 101 Air France Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015

ImageF-BTSD Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

F-WTSS Aérospatiale Concorde 001 Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015

ImageF-WTSS Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

F-WTSS BAC/Aérospatiale Concorde Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015

ImageF-WTSS Le musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Paris Le Bourget 21 August 2015 by ACW367, on Flickr

G-BOAB Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 British Airways Heathrow 21 July 2018

ImageG-BOAB Heathrow 21 July 2018 by ACW367, on Flickr

Plus two cheeky ones from 21 June 1991, with Concorde sitting on stand at the special Concorde VIP gates in Terminal Four (it's nearly in the centre of the shots) :)

ImageHB-IWC Heathrow 21 June 1991 by ACW367, on Flickr

ImageEC-FBS Heathrow 21 June 1991 by ACW367, on Flickr

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by keithnewsome » Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:06 pm

I have no idea of the origins of this photo, inherited from my late father in law, hanging on a wall for years !!
There are others from my collection to follow ...

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by andygolfer » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:22 am

superb photo Keith, I wonder if that was the final landings in Oct. 2003 as they appear to have a red carpet for the arriving passengers at the bottom of the photo.

Can't wait to see the others!

thanks for posting it
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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by andygolfer » Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Keith (and all), I posted a link to this topic on www.concordesst.com and asked if anybody could give more detail about Keith's photo, 2 posts above this one.
I got a reply in a matter of hours from somebody who knew a lot about it as follows

This was 24th October 2003 - the final day.
Aircraft at the front left (with Rec Carpet) was G-BOAG arrived on the last BA002 from JFK - to the right is G-BOAC which flew in from Cardiff the day before.
At the rear is G-BOAE and G-BOAF which had operated from Edinburgh and 'Round the Bay' and in the hangar is G-BOAD which was the standby aircraft that day but was never needed.


thanks to James on that group.

So with the one in the hangar that's all 5 active aircraft in the photo. very nice

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by andygolfer » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:48 am

50 years today F-WSST made the maiden Concorde flight, just seems amazing how fast time (and Concorde) flies or flew.

it still looks so modern and ahead of the airliners flying today, and 50 years on there's nothing in the pipeline to match it. I was so lucky to see it regularly at Heathrow and rather foolishly took it for granted and have very few photos to remind me of it.
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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by Unknown35 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:33 pm

I hope G-BOAB finds a new home! It's really sad to think it's sitting in a corner at Heathrow - Lonely and alone.

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by PorkScratching » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:45 pm

I think the idea is that AB stays at Heathrow - because it's BA's home, and so many Concorde flights operated from there of course. However, I do think it's a shame it's not really on display. I suppose space is tight at Heathrow, and there's no single gate to have it guarding like at many military airfields.

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Re: Concorde - 15 years after the final flight

Post by andygolfer » Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:15 pm

wasn't it originally planned to be exhibited at (or even in T.5?
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