From 12:00 until departure to London Heathrow as "Speedbird 9021C" at
Concorde parked on Taxiway Bravo in full view of
Aviation Viewing Park, where an estimated 10,000 crowd had gathered from
the start of a very cold day to catch a glimpse of 'Alpha Golf.
Captain Mark Jealous underwent a type conversion from Concorde to Flexwing(!) in
his home county with the South Cheshire Microlight
School at Arclid. John Bradbury, Chief Instructor at Arclid has recently been
operating Pegasus Quik G-CBVN as a demonstrator and
it was suggested that it would be a nice touch (and
possibly a unique opportunity) for the World's fastest commercial aircraft and fastest flexwing to join up together.
Photos of Concorde taxiing past the Pegasus Quik at the
time of departure were taken but not when the Quik
arrived and taxied past Concorde. John Bradbury intends to build up a
photographic record of the day and would like to
get a good selection of joint shots of the Quik with Concorde. If anyone has access to any joint photos, or knows of anyone else who
might have, please could you send them as 'jpegs'
to John at email@example.com
after the 'final' visit of Concorde to Manchester, the airport received news
that the bid to land on permanent display one of the seven British
Airways Concorde was a success. Airport
officials had submitted plans to BA earlier in 2003 with a view to
acquiring one of the
historic aircraft on loan after the fleet was retired.
Wednesday 31st October 2003 Concorde G-BOAC touched down at Ringway for a new
career in the public eye. Read