1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

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1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Bofredrik » Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:12 am

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More info:
http://www.concordesst.com/history/destinations.html

It is not listed as a Concorde destinations as it was a gvmt flight
for President François Mitterrand to meet the US President George H. W. Bush
who came with the Air Force One, a Boeing 707. The 2x747 was to be delivered later.

I have been flying both AF (1987) and BA (1990) Concorde as a passenger.
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby papituwall » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:04 am

Many thanks| Very interesting.
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Roypcox » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:36 am

I checked the landing speed of the French Concorde and it was 185mph. I wonder if they had to pop a chute to stop that ac?
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Bofredrik » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:47 am

http://www.aviationarchive.org.uk/Gpage ... G2130.html

They planned for it...

It had to be manually packed.
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Roypcox » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:35 am

I bet he {PIC} had to change his drawers afterward!!! Thanks Bofredrik for the info.
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby napamule » Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:15 pm

Here is a link to a site dedicated to the Concorde SST: http://www.concordesst.com/home.html . It has lots of info.

I believe the one thing that doomed the Concorde was that it's engines were TOO LOUD. The other was the cost.
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Nighthawk117 » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:40 am

My great-grandmother lived a few miles from JFK in valley stream. I used to go with my grandfather to help around her house. Her whole house shook as a concorde flew by on the approach. Up until that day i always wondered by she never used anything but plastic plates. I only saw it 5 or six times but boy up close she was a beauty
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Re: 1989: AF Concorde only St Maarten landing.

Postby Roypcox » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:37 am

Napamule; Thanks for the great article you posted!!! Roy
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