Concorde's fastest flight and its pilot

Old Mar 27, 20, 4:11 am
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Concorde's fastest flight and its pilot

There's a terrific article on Hodinkee (a watch blog site) about Captain Leslie Scott and his JFK-LHR record flight time of 2.52.59 on February 7, 1996.

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/co...ndon-breitling

And for watch fans, something about his Breitling, unique to Concorde crews.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 4:40 am
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Nice read!
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Great read
As a watch obsessive, I can't understand why you'd keep something like that neglected in a box.
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Agreed, super read. Still sad I never managed to fly on Concorde.
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I was lucky to have flown Concorde. Worked at ba as a youngster and did the courier thing.

It was fantastic experience, one I will never forget.
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I remember my father calling from the lounge at Heathrow and saying he had been given the upgrade to BA001 or 003 and to leave a little earlier to grab him from the airport. We'd drive down and try to spot the monster on approach. I saw it arrive/depart many times but sadly never got to fly on it.
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I always remember driving around the perimeter road each day, work related for ba, and Concorde passing at it's lowest level. It was awesome.

I think it had a flight around 11am.
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That's a great read. That Bob Hope one-liner at the start lifted my spirits too!

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Old Mar 27, 20, 7:33 am
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Lucky to have flown Concorde many times (Miami, Washington and mostly JFK).
I was not on the record breaking flight but I was on another Concorde flight which flew from JFK to LHR in 2 hours 56 mins.
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Originally Posted by crazyarmadillo View Post
I always remember driving around the perimeter road each day, work related for ba, and Concorde passing at it's lowest level. It was awesome.

I think it had a flight around 11am.
BA1 was at ca 1030!
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I'm intrigued by planes and watches, so a very fun read for me.
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Tenuous link to watches, but enjoyable read nonetheless. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Mar 27, 20, 9:40 am
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As others have noted, great read. Thanks for sharing!

I never had the chance to fly the Concorde, but my dad did several times. He has always commented that it was kind of cool to flying so fast and high, the service etc. were great, but damn was the plane cramped!
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Old Mar 27, 20, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by LondonElite View Post
BA1 was at ca 1030!
I'm not sure if me thinking 11am and it being actually1030 am is a good sign or bad sign of my age... I think I will go with it's a good sign.!!

Brings back lots of great memories. Everyone at work used to listen for it, for their tea break, back in those days there were such things. I worked at tbj/k link, so you could always hear the beauty take off.
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That was 1968, and he remembers flying from Bangkok to Hong Kong at night and staring down one night from 35,000 feet at a series of flashes around Danang, Vietnam. It was an American-led bombing campaign lighting up the landscape.
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