Speedbird Concordes

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BigWingBoy

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Hi Teammates,

'Good 'ol Days / Remember When' post warning

'Anyone remember hearing British Airways 'Concorde' passenger jets passing through ZBW ARTCC? When I was a kid, tuning around on my analog receiver via a dial, I remember the controller saying, "...Speedbird Concorde Two, cleared to the block 450 to 600." They owned a lot of air...shared with an occasional SR-71. I love those days. The Concorde is missed at this monitoring post.

73 and Good Hunting!

Gene N1EH
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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
 
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pathalogical

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I saw one of the Concordes here at YYZ around 1995-96ish. It was shortly after I purchased my first scanner, a pro 46 in 1993. Decided to spend a little time near the airport and very close to our rwy 23. An American Airlines asked for take off and the atc said "If you make it quick, I got the Concorde coming in behind you." No sooner did he get his wheels off the end of the runway when I could hear a loud high pitch noise from behind me.........and it flew right over me at just a couple hundred feet off the gorund ! It was awesome !!! Another visit was made by the Antonov cargo plane several times about 2-3 years ago and saw it a few times. Someone told me that some years ago the U2 spy plane landed here too. Now, about the A380............I wonder...............
 

BigWingBoy

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Hi Path,

Thanks for your reply. 'Right over your head? Did you feel the vortex? Awesome! Nice post.

73 and Good Hunting,

Gene Harriman
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Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
 

K2GOG

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I remember that every morning the concord would overfly my area around 8:30 in the morning. I forget if that was in or out of JFK though. I sure miss that
 

austinscan1

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Speedbied Concordes

I remember that every morning the concord would overfly my area around 8:30 in the morning. I forget if that was in or out of JFK though. I sure miss that
Speedbird 1 arrived about that time and Speedbird 2 left shortly after. The afternoon flight (Speedbird 3) arrived at 4:00 pm and stayed overnight
 
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