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Really goodbye Concorde
November 25, 2003 4:32 PM   Subscribe

Positively the last Concorde flight ever in less than twelve hours time. Here are the Avon police plans for Wed 26 November, when the last Concorde flight ever departs London Heathrow, goes Mach 2 just for the hell of it over the Bay of Biscay, and touches down at Filton, Bristol, where much of the original development took place.

I'll try to get to the Clifton Bridge, to celebrate Brunel at the same time.
posted by gdav (11 comments total)

 
If you positively can't get Concorde out of your life, bits and pieces will be on auction soon, inccluding such goodies as a rudder, a captain's chair, a nose cone and a pair of passenger seats.

You'll have to provide your own wooshing sounds and stewardesses, but otherwise everything else you'd need is for sale.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 5:02 PM on November 25, 2003


I'd been wondering about that. Was waiting to taxi at Heathrow last week and saw Concorde sneak along and cut our path. It looked *sniff* so tiny, all alone there.

Shame it wasn't taking off. But while it passed, I had visions of this dignified yet empty-hulled thing -- cables hanging from the cabin ceiling, piloted by a greasemonkey and headed for a scrapping shed. Ah well.
posted by bonaldi at 5:22 PM on November 25, 2003


It is an airplane.
posted by jpoulos at 6:54 PM on November 25, 2003


Been here. Done this. Done it to death.
posted by scarabic at 7:08 PM on November 25, 2003


take a picture. It'll last longer.

*rimshot
posted by Keyser Soze at 8:14 PM on November 25, 2003


Am I the only one who hears about "the last Concorde flight" every other week?
posted by eraserhed at 9:11 PM on November 25, 2003


If you couldn't care less about Concorde skip the thread. It really is a sad moment for a lot of people. While it may not have been a great business it was an amazing technological leap and the fact that it has no successor makes it all the more poignant. While the end of the Apollo missions pretty much laid rest to kids’ dreams of living on a moon base, the last Concorde flight lays to rest dreams of being able to whiz anywhere on earth in a few hours in the lap of luxury. Sigh.
posted by zeoslap at 10:14 PM on November 25, 2003


To be followed by ABSOLUTELY positively the last Concorde flight ever.
posted by mikhail at 7:13 AM on November 26, 2003


I hear it's touring with KISS next summer.
posted by jpoulos at 7:17 AM on November 26, 2003


philistines
posted by zeoslap at 9:56 AM on November 26, 2003


The one on the news last night flew floated under the bridge as it went to a museum.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:02 PM on November 26, 2003


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