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  1. navygakman

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    Yes I am more accustomed to posting heavenly bodies of the female type, but I just cannot resist sharing these with you guys. I am a little sad that we probably won't see another plane (commercial) as beautiful as this in our lifetime.... Perhaps some of you lucky ones had the pleasure of flying in one of these? (Nika??)
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  2. navygakman

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  5. vincent355

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    Awesome! thanks for posting.

    Vincent.
     
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  9. Doody

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    absolutely gorgeous! thank you so much for posting those!!!

    where was this taken? is this the final BA concorde coming into london or whatnot?

    i never got a chance to fly in the concorde. bummer :-(

    doody.
     
  10. wax

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    Nah, he took those while airborne in one o' them flyin' cars - Shirley you've heard of the uh, IRL.

    As for the photos, all I can say is CRIKEY!
     
  11. navygakman

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    These were forwarded to me from a buddy in the U.S. Navy who is a flight officer, and he knows I am a brown-shoe-wannabe. I am sure he got these from someone else, perhaps someone in the UK?

    I think these are taken while the LAST flying concorde left the UK for Seattle. BTW, it arrived here in Boeing Field 2 days ago filled with BA employees and VIPs, the LAST flying Concorde doing its LAST landing, and be grounded forever..... Sad.
     
  12. BigDog

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    wow!!!

    those are absolutly breathtaking
     
  13. eric

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    Nice pics, Stewart. Thanks for posting. \

    I heard on the news that just for good measure, they set the NY to Seattle commercial flight time record. One passenger commented about how (paraphrasing) "it was just so smooth, going through Mach 2".

    So sorry I never took the time and expense to fly on it...
     
  14. navygakman

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    I have talked to a couple of people who has tried the Concorde. The sentiment is that it is a very "tight" plane (when we are spoiled by wide-body planes). But I am sure it is the "idea" that counts....
     
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    if you have larger hi-res copies of these, let me know, or drop me a PM, I'd be happy to host em.
     
  16. navygakman

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    Yes I do, but they are on my laptop so I will get to them tonight. I am using them as my wallpaper.
     
  17. navygakman

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    OK. Here are the pictures in higher resolutions as they were sent to me, suitable for wallpaper. I would give credit to the photographer but that information is not available to me.

    http://www.happyisgood.com/concorde.zip
     
  18. Tennlee

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    Beautiful pics!
     
  19. Dr. Bob

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    It is a shame they don't use that aircraft anymore, There is still no other passenger aircraft capable of achieving such speeds...
     
  20. Dale

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    Hi all it was a great shame to see this beauty go to scrap,i walked around and under one a few years ago then you get to see the real beauty of engineering,sad to see her go,they should have let richard branson have a couple, but no ba said museums only,how about a service bill for one of these then gents-no thanks,
    Dale.
     
  21. Modificata

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    I've been on Concorde. Great plane.
     
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    i work on Gulfstreams ( business jets) day in and day out........i love aircraft... thank you so much for sharing those pics. michael
     
  24. JOEV

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    Thanks - those are some really moving pictures.
     
  25. rmani

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    awesome pics. I wish I had the chance to fly in one. :-(
     

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