Inside Concorde


davex

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 16:08
These Photo`s have no artistic or creative merit.
I just thought some of you might find them interesting;
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The shadow comes from using the inbuilt flash with the Sammy 12-24mm.
On second thoughts, they do show the capabilities of the 12-24 quite well;
the cabin was very cramped.

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paulyrichard

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 16:36
You've provided a great insight here, Dave. Nice one.
Those instrument panels are unreal!!
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ReklawyksEkul

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 17:15
do the pilots really use all the button and read all the metering or just push the auto pilot?
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thoughton

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 18:52
Bah, I bet half of those dials and switches don't do anything, they're just to impress the visitors

At first i thought this was the concorde at Duxford, but there is a pilot?
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HowardJ

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 19:04
Interesting shots. We went into the one at Duxford many years ago it was a test aircraft and inside was full of test equipment. Is this the one at Manchester?

Cheers,

Howard


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thoughton

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 19:10
Perhaps they've revamped the Duxford one. It's in sections now, one section is of passenger seats to show you what flying in one was like, the other section of instrument stations which from your comments must have been the original configuration.
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HowardJ

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 19:17
Thanks Tim for that info, I had no idea that they'd changed things. The reason I thought it was Manchester - Davex has Chester in his signature.
Shouldn't jump to conclusions should I.

Cheers,

Howard


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thoughton

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 19:26
It might even be a different concorde! I remember being quite surprised that the Duxford one was a French one with a big red stripe down the side.
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 20:21
Been in the one at Manchester a couple of years ago the cockpit is amazing, The pilots seat is a bugger to get in and out of though!. Great images Dave.
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davex

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 20:25
Quote:
Shouldn't jump to conclusions should I

Oh yes you should, It`s the manchester one, Alpha Charlie.
according to the guides it is the only left that could be capable of flying again; they have drained out all of the hydrolic and over fluids but apart from that it is in original state. Should BA ever sanction it, and it pass an airworthy test, it could fly again. Of course they would then have pull down the hanger it is now housed in.

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Last Edited by davex on 05/05/2010 - 20:26

davex

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 20:37
This is the hanger view, unfortunately could not get all of the aircraft in.



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HowardJ

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 20:51
Thank you, Davex. I saw it coming in over Knutsford on her last flight and I can't find the photographs, or the negatives, that I took Interesting shot of inside the hanger, thanks.

Cheers,

Howard


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Cliff-P

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 21:15
Its a shame in some ways that she had to be put inside an hanger, Photographic opportunities where endless when she was in the open air!.

We also have a new arrival at Manchester bound for the viewing park, Nimrod XV231 arrived on the 21st April



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davex

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 22:02
will you be there for the Battle of Britain fly pass on the 15th May?
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 05/05/2010 - 22:19
davex wrote:
will you be there for the Battle of Britain fly pass on the 15th May?

Do you mean the Duxford one?
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