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Mike Field
12-05-2003, 10:29 AM
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Some magnificent photos of the Concorde (escorted by the RAF Red Arrows,) just prior to its final full-stop in the history books of aviation. Enjoy.
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http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde1s.jpg http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde2s.jpg

http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde3s.jpg http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde4s.jpg

http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde5s.jpg http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde6s.jpg

http://www.woodenboatfittings.com.au/public/concorde7s.jpg
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NormMessinger
12-05-2003, 10:57 AM
Wonderful pictures.

I got to see the Concord at Oshkosh one year and hear the pilot talk about it's handling characteristics: Angle of attack on final, 11.5 degrees, etc. And the sound of that baby taking off put anyting the B-1 could do to shame.

John of Phoenix
12-05-2003, 11:16 AM
Magnificent. :cool:

High C
12-05-2003, 11:50 AM
I have the Concorde on one of my computerized flight simulators, (we're talking a fancy computer game here, not a real simulator) with a semi-realistic reproduction of it controls and instruments. Holy moly, what a complex machine! And beautiful. As I said before, its demise is a rare step backwards. :(

Thanks for those stunning pics, Mike. :cool:

[ 12-05-2003, 11:52 AM: Message edited by: High C ]

carlg
12-05-2003, 12:37 PM
Thanks so much for the pictures, Mike. Stunning. I think the Concorde is the most beautiful machine man has ever invented.

Jonathan Kabak
12-05-2003, 01:16 PM
Carlg,

Bite your tongue...

repeat after me:

BOATS ARE MAN'S GREATEST CREATION

Especially the wooden ones

carlg
12-05-2003, 04:53 PM
Boats are not machines, they're living things.

Mike Field
12-06-2003, 05:37 AM
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I especially liked the cheeky formation of the Red Arrows in the second shot, tagging along behind, pretending to be another Concorde.

Listen, if anyone is thinking of printing these, I have them about half as big again and I'll be happy to email them to you.
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