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Virgin Media meet my robot protester

To be honest nobody likes their ISP, most of us are usually happy to pay the monthly bill as long as the internet works reliably, praying that nothing will go wrong requiring us to waste time and energy on remarkably poor technical support – Yes I have switched the router off and on again ! For more than […]

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Concorde

Concorde 204 G-BOAC, Manchester England

G-BOAC was always going to be a bit special for me.. Note only was Concorde 204 the flagship of the British Airways fleet, is was the Concorde I flew back from New York to London in May 2003. Alpha Charlie is displayed at the Manchester Runway Visitor Park in a small purpose built Hangar. Alpha Charlie […]

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Concorde

Concorde 205 F-BVFA, Chantilly, USA

A National Science Foundation meeting at George Mason University this week, provided the opportunity to visit my favourite aviation Museum, the quite brilliant Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and Concorde F-BVFA. I’m have often thought it surprising that Foxtrot Alpha ended up in Washington, as it was in […]

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Concorde

Concorde 202 G-BBDG, Weybridge, England.

My local Concorde I suppose, although the Concorde at Heathrow G-BOAB is actually closer (more of the scandal of Alpha Bravo later!). Delta Golf is perhaps the most accessible Concorde for people living in London and I think the one of the best presented. For £5 on top of the Brooklands Museum admission you can […]

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Concorde 206 G-BOAA, East Fortune, Scotland

The start of a personal quest for me, this year I aim to visit each one of the eighteen preserved Concorde aircraft, to be fair I have visited many of them already – but this time I have a plan and a time limit to achieve my goal.  Eighteen aircraft distributed across five countries seems to […]