Farewell old girl, may you rest in peace

Old Oct 22, 03, 12:35 pm
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Farewell old girl, may you rest in peace

You were the prettiest and the fastest of them all, I'll miss you, may you rest in peace and stay in the memories of all that flew you.

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Old Oct 22, 03, 12:49 pm
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Steady on - this sounds like Jimmy Saville and "The Duchess"!
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Old Oct 22, 03, 3:42 pm
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I watched the future that never was to be fly out of MAN for the last time today.
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Old Oct 22, 03, 5:37 pm
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Old Oct 22, 03, 11:29 pm
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I am trying to get out to the airport tomorrow afternoon but suspect that there will be thousands there.

I have an excuse - I have an early flight on Saturday.

Anyway, a person unmoved by the beauty of this plane has no soul.
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Old Oct 23, 03, 2:35 am
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Me, Im hoping that BBC World will be showing it at 01:00 on saturday morning. The joys of being downside up in Sydney.

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Old Oct 23, 03, 7:16 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by Dave Noble:
Me, Im hoping that BBC World will be showing it at 01:00 on saturday morning. The joys of being downside up in Sydney.

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As they have been trailing it all week, I bloody hope they do show it! And it will only be midnight here in Seoul.

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Old Oct 23, 03, 7:18 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ScottC:
You were the prettiest and the fastest of them all, I'll miss you, may you rest in peace and stay in the memories of all that flew you.

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But Scotty Darling, I'm not dead yet!

I think!

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Old Oct 23, 03, 8:57 am
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I still find it amazing that her swansong trip did not include Bristol. The person at BA who arranged this certainly has no soul.
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Old Oct 23, 03, 11:42 am
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"I know why the caged birds die, for, like them, I have touched the sky" Mike Resnik - Kirinyaga

I've used that as one of my many sign-off quotes on FT for the last few years, but over the past few weeks it's taken on a new meaning for me.

It's a sad day for me, a sad day for all flyers, and a pretty bad day for humanity as a whole. As a race, our destiny lies in the stars, but this week, we took a step backwards.....

I'll treasure the memory, and hope someday we'll fly that high again.

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Old Oct 23, 03, 1:44 pm
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Have just been reading the publics view on Concorde from Sky News

Its amazing how many people think Branson shoud carry on with it, the amount of misinformation out there like people who think the government paid for the 2000/2001 upgrades, the fact it it obsolete technology and that it is very fuel inefficient! This guy that made me chuckle:

What a sad end to one of Britain's great achievements. I was lucky enough to be on the inaugural passenger flight from Bahrain on 22 January, 1976 together with HRH The Duke of Kent, the late Brian Trubshaw and many other celebrities. It was an exciting experience and I never regretted it although flying first class in a jumbo is far more comfortable! The real shame is why won't the Government and BA let Richard Branson continue to make use of a unique part of British history.
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See if you can spot his glaring error!
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
Have just been reading the publics view on Concorde from Sky News

Its amazing how many people think Branson shoud carry on with it, the amount of misinformation out there like people who think the government paid for the 2000/2001 upgrades, the fact it it obsolete technology and that it is very fuel inefficient! This guy that made me chuckle:

What a sad end to one of Britain's great achievements. I was lucky enough to be on the inaugural passenger flight from Bahrain on 22 January, 1976 together with HRH The Duke of Kent, the late Brian Trubshaw and many other celebrities. It was an exciting experience and I never regretted it although flying first class in a jumbo is far more comfortable! The real shame is why won't the Government and BA let Richard Branson continue to make use of a unique part of British history.
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It should be the 21st of January.
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Old Oct 23, 03, 2:58 pm
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No, it says FROM Bahrain. That was the 22nd. I'll confess I don't see the error...

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Old Oct 23, 03, 7:51 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">I was lucky enough to be on the inaugural passenger flight from Bahrain on 22 January, 1976 together with HRH The Duke of Kent, the late Brian Trubshaw and many other celebrities. [/b]

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I think it might have been a little smelly in the cabin if Mr Trubshaw was more than a few minutes "late".

Well spotted!

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Old Oct 24, 03, 8:13 am
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I'd guess teh main error is forgetting that there was a little bit of French involvement!
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