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General Chat Thread, Concorde to fly again in General; BBC News - Work starts in 15m plan to get Concorde flying What do you guys think about this?...
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    Concorde to fly again


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    hooray

    a triumph of engineering and it just looks like it going fast without moving it was a sad day when they were grounded and the noise is great (now im sure if it was over my house everyday i may be less impressed but still)

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    Flew over my house and school every day at 11.00 loved it!

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    The Rolls Royce engines of the former Air France Concorde will undergo an initial examination to see what work needs to be done to start the engines.
    A new battery and some jump leads should do it. Possibly a squirt of WD40.

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    And who is paying for this?

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    There was a private group who kept an Air France one almost airworthy. They kept the body work in top condition etc. But they could with the engines. I am wondering if this is the one.

    Oh they where not for sale in the end. Thats why Richard Branson couldn't buy them. The British ones still belong to BA officially.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserblazer View Post
    A new battery and some jump leads should do it. Possibly a squirt of WD40.
    and a hammer, a good whack fixes most things!

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    I think it is a brilliant idea - they were iconic and incredible. Small though, I remember being in a 747 taxi-ing at Heathrow and passing one - it was half the size of the plane I was in!
    They are too fuel hungry to be used commercially but they should certainly be kept flying

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    There was a private group who kept an Air France one almost airworthy. They kept the body work in top condition etc. But they could with the engines. I am wondering if this is the one.

    Oh they where not for sale in the end. Thats why Richard Branson couldn't buy them. The British ones still belong to BA officially.
    On an aviation site i visit, it looks as though F-BTSD may be the one that will be used judging by the posts.

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    65 years later, we still fly an avro lancaster bomber, spitfires and hurricanes. There is also one or two Vulcan bombers lying around still airworthy. To see these wonderful craft never fly again would be a travesty. I'm glad someone is doing it! I will however laugh like hell when the pilot of concord goes to tip his wing over the london main olympic stadium, and pips the throttle past the sound barrier at low altitude

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    Does anyone know if anything come from this?

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    Tinie Tempah would be happy....

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    I've had this piece of news on my radar too, but I don't think it'll ever get off the ground.

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    A few years on now and nothing happened, what a shame

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