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The Last Concorde

Back in June of last year I visited the now disused Aerodrome at Filton to visit Concorde 216 G-BOAF as part of my quest to visit all the Concordes in a year. Then Alpha Foxtrot was a rather sad sight parked in a remote corner of the airfield visible only from a Car Showrooms car […]

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Every Concorde in a year…

All the Concordes… where are they ? To visit every surviving Concorde in a year… Mission Accomplished… Well I enjoyed that challenge, here for your reference are details of my quest all eighteen airframes visited in a year. To find out more click on the date, link in the table below for details of each […]

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Concorde 101 G-AXDN, Duxford, England

So my last Concorde completing my year long quest to visit all eighteen remaining airframes… Concorde 01 Or is it 101 and what are these numbers all about anyway… Well is started quite logically, the two Prototype aircraft were 001 and 002, the pre-production aircraft of which this is an example would be 01 and […]

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Concorde 214 G-BOAG, Seattle,USA

Alpha Golf, first flew in 1978 but did not enter service with British Airways until 1980 as it remained otherwise unsold by British Aerospace. There are a few pictures of the airframe as a “whitetail” online, looking rather sad without any livery. Upon entering service in April 1980 water contamination in the hydraulic system resulted in an […]

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Concorde 212 G-BOAE, Bridgetown, Barbados

Alpha Echo is a gem, beautifully preserved and very well looked after by a small but enthusiastic team, you could imagine the flight engineer selecting REFLIGHT/START Switch for Engine Number 3 to START and the Olympus 593 spooling up. Concorde 212 G-BOAE was completed in Filton in early 1977 and entered service with British Airways that summer. Over the next […]