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Old 29 May 2010, 17:26   #1
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Concorde flying ??

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/8712806.stm

Be great in my view if this happened - fingers crossed, but not sure it canbe done for 2012 ......
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Old 30 May 2010, 02:24   #2
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I have mixed emotions on this. I would love to see and hear the her fly again, as a young lad growing up in Bristol we used to stop classes to go outside everytime she took off on a test flight.
From a contolling point of view, it was a nightmare. We had lots of special proceedures (which were all thrown away after the last day of operation) as it could not fly the same speeds (efficiently) as all the other flights.
What does slightly get my goat, is that we seem to do this sort of thing with all the great aircraft. Rather than keep one or two serviceable as soon as they retire, we let them rot for a few years and then spend 3or4 times the money trying to get them airworthy again.
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What does slightly get my goat, is that we seem to do this sort of thing with all the great aircraft. Rather than keep one or two serviceable as soon as they retire, we let them rot for a few years and then spend 3or4 times the money trying to get them airworthy again.
Did somebody say Vulcan...?

I would love to see Concorde fly again, as I never got around to going on it last time around.
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Old 30 May 2010, 06:59   #4
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Did somebody say Vulcan...?
- I never got around to going on it.
What's with you Falklanders? - you ignore a poor plane until it suits you and then you expect it to come running and drop everything!
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Edited to correct the meaning to what I really meant. It's early
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I have mixed emotions on this. I would love to see and hear the her fly again, as a young lad growing up in Bristol we used to stop classes to go outside everytime she took off on a test flight.
From a contolling point of view, it was a nightmare. We had lots of special proceedures (which were all thrown away after the last day of operation) as it could not fly the same speeds (efficiently) as all the other flights.
What does slightly get my goat, is that we seem to do this sort of thing with all the great aircraft. Rather than keep one or two serviceable as soon as they retire, we let them rot for a few years and then spend 3or4 times the money trying to get them airworthy again.
Ditto. I used to watch it 'going round' at RAF fairford with my grandparents aged about 3.
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Yes its a thunderously noisy thing too, but a thing of beuty IMO
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That's young for grandparents.
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It's a flying museum!! The thing was designed in the 60's.
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It's a flying museum!! The thing was designed in the 60's.
Aye and thats what annoys me .. where have we gone since then ? ,, nowhere !

IMVVHO from an engineering point of view, allowing it, and the concept to founder is a very backwards move
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