Concorde G-BBDG at Brooklands?

Old Dec 1, 03, 2:27 am
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Concorde G-BBDG at Brooklands?

I was at the preview of the Concorde charity auction run by Bonhams at Olympia on Saturday afternoon and had a chat to one of the Concorde engineering chiefs there (Daniel Matthews?). Someone else joined us and and him some questions of what was happening to 'the eigth Concorde' (G-BBDG).

As many of you know, this aircraft is currently stored at Filton in a deplorable state.

http://www.filton.flyer.co.uk/gbbdg.html

Engineering chap was very coy and when pushed admitted that it would be brought back up to scratch and 'might indeed end up at a museum in the south-east'.

Ask if this might be Brooklands, he said "well, I'm not promising anything but you'll see some press about it fairly soon. I'm in charge of getting it done."

Brooklands...a logical choice?

Also, I was surprised how few people were there. The display area was pretty small and 20 minutes would have been enough to take it all in.

I thought it was all pretty sad, really. A bit like being raped and pillaged.
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I went too, on Saturday. Very hungover and weary after beoing at Turnmills until 5am and then trekking across the Tube network with numerous cricket bags, suitcases and shopping bags.

The viewing was much smaller than I expected and when I was there a BA Concorde pilot was there, can't recall his name although I was sitting down on the seats you could try when the pilot came over and asked what I thought of the seats. Strangely he knew less about the items in the sale than I did! He thought that despite all the Concordes that went to museums fully intact, the seats for sale had flying experience, yet BA ordered 8 plane loads of seats.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
there a BA Concorde pilot was there, can't recall his name </font>
Was he a bit short and stocky, with short black hair?

I think his name was Paul Douglas or something similar. I had a brief chat with him and he said he was flying Alpha Foxtrot on 24 October, the 'round the Bay flight.
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by fbgdavidson:
I went too, on Saturday. Very hungover and weary after beoing at Turnmills until 5am and then trekking across the Tube network with numerous cricket bags, suitcases and shopping bags.

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Why on earth did you go to Turnmills on Friday night when Fatboy Slim was playing there Saturday ? Madness.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by ozzie:
Why on earth did you go to Turnmills on Friday night when Fatboy Slim was playing there Saturday ? Madness.

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I didnt realise until we got in there and were told, although I couldn't have gone because my girlfriend was flying back to Washington on Sunday and we had to get home and pack her stuff for the flight back.

Tall Paul, Darren Christian, Red Jerry and Benny Benassi still made it a pretty d n good night!
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by LondonElite:
Was he a bit short and stocky, with short black hair?

I think his name was Paul Douglas or something similar. I had a brief chat with him and he said he was flying Alpha Foxtrot on 24 October, the 'round the Bay flight.
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It was a short, stocky chap although I didn't recognise the name, nor remember the name on the badge

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So what happened at the auction?
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by LondonElite:
So what happened at the auction?</font>
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9 A Rosemount Total Temperature Sensor, £2,200
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25 An Ice Detector Head, (2) £1,600
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28 An Intertechnique Tank Contents Indicator, (2) £1,900
29 A Jaeger Fuel Pressure Indicator, (3) £2,800
31 Two Smiths Twin Pointer Fuel Temperature Indicators, (3) £2,800
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