No Bumps, No Bangs: Concorde

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  1. oscietra
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    Thought I'd try out the new "embed media" function with this well known clip from youtube, British Airways' Tribute to Concorde:



    Always a favourite clip of mine, narrated by Derek Jacobi.
     
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    "A national symbol; a centrepiece of celebration."

    Commissioned by the Wilson government, delivered by Tony Benn. [​IMG]
     
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    I wish one could 'Like' a post more vehemently than with a single click. I love this video so much!
     
  5. oscietra
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    And the £160million of remaining debt on the £900million total cost written off by the Thatcher Government in 1979, allowing British Airways to operate her at a profit ;) :cool:

    Some things don't change....!
     
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    I flew on G-BOAC three of my four flights on SSC. The other one was G-BOAF.
     
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    Thanks for posting, I had forgot about this video and really do like watching and listens to the fantastic naration.
     
  8. Still makes my hairs on the back of my neck stand up.....lucky enough to fly on it.

    One of the best videos on youtube...IMHO
     
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    Is the embed thingy working? It's not for me on MacBook/chrome.
     
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    Argh! No video is more guaranteed to bring on the tears.

    “For 27 years she has been our flagship, and her inspiration will stay with us as we take our standards of service still higher and higher.” BA, please don't ever forget this.
     
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    Yes, no problem for me (on IE8).
     
  12. The Saint
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    Same for me.
     
  13. not working for me on chrome...
     
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    Works just fine on Vista/Firefox.
     
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    How do I shut off that bloody racket ;)

    Just kidding. I could watch that clip morning, noon n night and never grow tired of it. Yip! I am clearly one of a breed who never made a trip on the SSC
     
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  16. oh its now working on chrome
     
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  17. More Champagne Sir?
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    Simply fantastic video. That fly past above Buckingham Palace brings a tear to my eye every time.

    Truly gutted to have missed flying on her. :(
     
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  18. Still gives me goose bumps every single time! A clip that never grows old.
     
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    Massively gutted my OW days started after she got put out of service.. *A didn't have any Concordes :(

    Still a great video that I like to watch from time to time :)
     
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    Classic video!
     
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    I love the pics of her with the red arrows

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    Not flying Concorde will remain the one gaping hole in my lifetime of aviation experiences.

    Inspiring video.
     
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    I never got to fly on the Concorde, although my father did. I will never forget seeing one fly overhead on approach to Heathrow though - an amazing sight.

    Great video - thx for the post
     
  24. Same here. Concorde was retired approximately 12 months before I could afford a trip on her. There are some great trip reports out there which do a pretty good job of allowing vicarious enjoyment.
     
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    Thanks for posting this.

    I can only imagine the fun, considering that at one time it was possible to redeem a Concorde flight for about the same miles as for a QF F ticket - or even less!
     

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