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Magnum Opus: Most Incredible Concorde Video Ever!

Old May 19, 04, 2:07 pm
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Thumbs up Magnum Opus: Most Incredible Concorde Video Ever!

Dudes!

I have to say, that this is without a doubt, the most touching and amazing Concorde video ever put together.



Really wanna share this, and I'd like yall to pay particular attention to:
  • Concorde's unbelievable climb rate (as she rises above the Red Arrows 3:10 into the video)
  • The extremely well-photographed speed-blurred takeoff (at the end)



This video is entitled "Thank You Concorde [for 27 Supersonic Years]"



Let me know your thoughts. Hope you enjoy!
I personally would like to say thank you to G.Buckerfield, for making this video possible.
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Old May 19, 04, 2:09 pm
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oh, one thing....

you'll probably have to COPY & PASTE the URL into a browser, as Tripod is acting up (as always).

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Old May 19, 04, 2:22 pm
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Wonderful!

Thank you very much ConcordeBoy!
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Old May 19, 04, 3:31 pm
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Is this the British Airways produced video?

If so it was shown in the hangar on 24th October to all the VIPs that were present. It is a superb video although the version I downloaded at the end of October was 88MB

SHE FLIES!

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Old May 19, 04, 4:32 pm
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Thank you ConcordeBoy! That was amazing. It was a childhood dream of mine to fly the Concorde one day. Unfortunately I was never able to do it. I still feel sad everytime I think of the retirement of this amazing aircraft. It represents a level of genius which I feel has been unmatched in the aviation world since.
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Old May 19, 04, 4:40 pm
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Great video.

Somehow I feel I missed something by not ever having time to anticipate a Concorde flight. It was always business and there were meetings on the other end.

Elegance in travel such as she represented it sorely missed.
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Old May 19, 04, 5:19 pm
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It's a wonderful piece of video that I have watched many times....

"There, at the end of the runway, is Concorde zero-zero-one, and in Tolouse, let's join Raymond Baxter....just seconds to go now........et maintenaint, en premier vol.....110 tons of aircraft, all up weight there....the magic moment with us...the crescendo of sound from the 593 Olympuses.....duex, une...she rolls!.....45 knots.....ninety.....one hundred and thirty-five....nose comes up to thirty degrees.....she's airborne....she flies!!"
What Britain and France can do together, eh?
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Old May 20, 04, 2:08 am
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Sorry - bahrain lad: slight misquote there. It's "... Nose comes up to twenty degrees.. " - not thirty!..
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Old May 20, 04, 2:13 am
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Originally Posted by fbgdavidson
Is this the British Airways produced video?
It is. I went to a lecture at the Royal Institution given by Rod Eddington after the final flight, and he wheeled this out. Awesome.
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Old May 20, 04, 3:01 am
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Error as a consequence of PUTI.
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Old May 20, 04, 8:08 am
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[expletive deleted] you, ConcordeBoy! It's only 2 pm and I'm already in tears at my desk ... Wonderful stuff, thank you.

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Old May 20, 04, 8:14 am
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^ ^ ^

Time well spent...
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Old May 20, 04, 9:02 am
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Got me blubbing too,what a piece of kit.

Only wish I hadn't spend 4 hours in the concorde lounge before I boarded G-BOAD 'HIC' I never thought it would be the one and only time.
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Old May 20, 04, 9:06 am
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Oh man! I had to go and watch it did'nt I? & just when I thought I'd got over the loss...sniff...talk about tearjerkers! And me a grown man.
Thanks for the link.
PS anybody happen recognise the classical soundtrack - so familiar but...
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Old May 20, 04, 9:17 am
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Originally Posted by philco
PS anybody happen recognise the classical soundtrack - so familiar but...
Read somewhere it was commisioned for the video......

Man I need to start revising....bye See you in 5mins
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