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Android GPS

Sometimes you just need to be found…

Remember in Thunderbirds where John Tracey would always be looking out for people in distress from his satellite Thunderbird 5 ? He never seemed to have to ask people where they were… Something I have been working with the Android team on for the last few months is the Emergency Location Service, a feature on android phones […]

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Concorde

Concorde 001 F-WTSS, Le Bourget, France

The first Concorde ! What an amazing year 1969 must have been, I’m too young (yes really) to remember it, but the year features two amazing technological achievements, in July Armstrong and Aldrin became the first men on the moon and a few months earlier on the 2nd of March Andre Turcat  performed the first […]

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Concorde

Concorde 213 F-BTSD, Le Bourget, France

Sierra Delta, Concorde 213 shares the Hall of Concordes at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace with Concorde 001 F-WTSS . During it’s service with Air France it entered the record books holding records for the fastest round the world flights in both directions . Each flight took around 32 hours, including six refueling stops ! Sierra […]

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Concorde

Concorde 102 F-WTSA, Paris ORY Airport, France

Concorde 102 F-WTSA was the second production airframe and therefore the fourth Concorde manufactured, flying for the first time in January 1973, in development terms it is the sister of Duxford’s Concorde 101 G-AXDN.   So a historically significant aircraft you would not expect to find parked between a Carrefour Supermarket Car Park and a tram line […]

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Concorde

Concorde 215 F-BVFF, Paris CDG Airport, France

Over the period of two days in Paris I visited four preserved Concordes displayed in rather contrasting ways. Foxtrot Foxtrot the last Concorde delivered to Air France in 1980, and is now displayed very prominently at Charles de Gaulle Airport. At the time of the accident to Concorde 203 in 2000 Foxtrot Foxtrot was in […]