Thread: Concorde Outrage
07-19-2008, 11:39 AM #1
It appears us Brits have been ever so slightly put out by the treatment of one of our old Concordes that we left in your care....
CONCORDE lies rotting and vandalised – abandoned on an old airfield.
The iconic jet has had its NOSE cut off by a lorry, its WINDSCREEN cracked by footballs and its ENGINES are full of birds’ nests.
The WHEELS and fuselage are spattered with bird droppings while the PAINT is peeling off.
Fury has erupted over the shabby treatment of the supersonic airliner in New York, with US air expert Phil Derner Jr saying it was “the victim of abuse and carelessness”.
The jet, one of 20 Concordes built, had been loaned by British Airways to New York’s USS Intrepid air-sea museum but moved when a pier was rebuilt.
Mr Derner added: “It was hit by a truck, kids use it as a playground and there are birds nesting in it. It is an outrage.”
BA execs have demanded to know why the plane – registration number G-BOAD and commonly known as “Alpha Delta” – has been left to rot.
Intrepid museum boss Bill White said steps were being taken to end the scandal.
Alpha Delta first flew in 1976 and set a transatlantic flight record.
Seven Concordes are displayed in Britain at locations including Manchester, Heathrow and Bristol after the fleet was grounded in 2003.
07-19-2008, 12:26 PM #2
It should have gone to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.
Being an aircraft fanatic, this is a travesty!"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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07-19-2008, 02:02 PM #3
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07-19-2008, 02:58 PM #4ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
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07-19-2008, 03:16 PM #5
07-20-2008, 03:02 PM #6"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY
07-20-2008, 03:32 PM #7
07-20-2008, 04:25 PM #8Jason Knecht
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Eau Claire, WI
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07-22-2008, 04:23 PM #9So you call this your free country
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07-23-2008, 08:48 AM #10
07-23-2008, 08:59 AM #11
vol, that's exactly what the 'X' meant.
It never entered production. Two test models flew, but one was lost in flight when a F-104 collided with it during (of all things) a photo shoot.
07-23-2008, 09:06 AM #12
XB= Experimental Bomber
XF=Experimental Fighter, example XF-22
XR=Experimental Reconnaissance, example XR-71
I may be wrong on those... Don't trust me, ask someone who knows for sure..
I remember putting a model kit together of an XB-70. I was going to save it until New Years Fireworks went on sale, and see how she'd fly. She took some hard hits in the ol' toy box and never made her first trip... It would have been great, though..I fish for a living, but I have to work for money...
07-23-2008, 09:56 AM #13I can't believe they actually pay me to do this!!!
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"The old saying is you never know how heavy that flashlight can become," the friend said.
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07-24-2008, 09:19 AM #14
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