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Boy who photographed a 'burning meteor' was actually snapping Concorde

Boy who photographed a 'burning meteor' was actually snapping Concorde

Old Oct 8, 03, 6:20 am
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Boy who photographed a 'burning meteor' was actually snapping Concorde

Anyone seen or got a link to this picture?

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Old Oct 8, 03, 6:22 am
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Sorry just answered my own question

How the hell can this be Concorde?, the streak is way too long and too close to land. I thought it was meant to be 20miles off the coast before firing up to Mach 1
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Old Oct 8, 03, 6:29 am
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Well, that and the fact that it's a fireball!
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And the fact that SSC doesn't look like that when she's in the cruise or even when she's got her reheat on.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by LondonElite:
Well, that and the fact that it's a fireball!</font>
in the original article, if the code hadnt got screwed up it said that it was Concorde

I hope that isn't Concorde!
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Old Oct 8, 03, 6:41 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
if the code hadnt got screwed up</font>
This might work:-

http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100n...name_page.html

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Old Oct 8, 03, 7:20 am
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There is no way that is Concorde.

Concorde doesn't burn up. If that orange ball was the jet engines, why did the flames just stop and not carry on in the wake of concorde.
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Old Oct 8, 03, 7:22 am
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From article above:

"But the latest in a long line of explanations comes from aircraft enthusiast Mike Stradling, who claims 15-year-old Jonathan Burnett actually took a picture of supersonic Concorde and not a galactic space rock.

Mr Stradling, from Brackla, near Bridgend, said Concorde regularly flew over South Wales on its flight path to and from the United States. He said the flames and long smoke trail were from the jet's engines hitting full power."

Love it. No wonder the interior often smells of JetA1... Mr Stradling = aircraft enthusiast, I = The Pontiff! Has the man seen either the picture or the plane?
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Old Oct 8, 03, 7:32 am
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You know what occurs to my daft daffy-duck mentality?

"The boy stood on the Burning Deck..."

Now, that would be fun, let's see what we can all make up! (I cannot for reasons of decency and respect repeat the one I heard in the galley on Monday!)
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Old Oct 8, 03, 7:35 am
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/3155928.stm

Read the comments at the bottom:

"Up until last year I lived in Cardiff, just up the road from Pencoed. I have seen this before on several occasions when Concorde has flown over."
Colin, UK

"st a theory, but it does look very similar to what happens when an F1-11 vents fuel which is then ignited by it's afterburner.
Just a thought!" Chris Roussel, Great Britain

It definately was Concorde! its a reflection of the sun on the contrails at a specifici angle.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Aircfo:

"Just a theory, but it does look very similar to what happens when an F1-11 vents fuel which is then ignited by it's afterburner.
Just a thought!" Chris Roussel, Great Britain
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An F1-11 venting fuel during the day and at night

Spectacular but if that photo was an F1-11 or Concorde you'd have seen the aircraft.

Also it would have been of interest to know the time the shot was taken so you could tally it with an outbound / inbound Concorde, he said he was skateboarding so it was after 3.30pm or he is a skiving pikey

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Old Oct 9, 03, 3:48 am
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I'm with "Sophie" on this one...

"I think it's a terrible photo - if only he'd aimed more to the left he'd have gotten a unique picture of the dragon itself! "
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