If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

50 years ago today.....

Discussion in 'Everything Else Heritage' started by GWR4707, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    10,514
    Likes Received:
    6,616
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The UK prototype Concorde made her maiden flight.

     
  2. simon

    simon Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    9,803
    Likes Received:
    3,495
    I saw that happen back in 1969, and it makes me feel very old.
     
  3. 6960 Raveningham Hall

    6960 Raveningham Hall Member Friend

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Messages:
    301
    Likes Received:
    476
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    St. Austell and Blue Anchor.
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I was also at Filton that day, with my mother and younger brother. A memorable occasion.
     
  4. 240P15

    240P15 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2017
    Messages:
    961
    Likes Received:
    839
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Norway
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    A beautiful looking airplane!:)
     
  5. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    10,514
    Likes Received:
    6,616
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I was not then even a glint in my daddy's eye.... :D
     
  6. nine elms fan

    nine elms fan Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    1,786
    Likes Received:
    414
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    34040
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Back in around 1967/68 a Phantom jet fighter was flown over London to demonstrate the boom of the sound barrier just before the maiden flight of Concord, I was an apprentice electrician at the time working in Sussex gardens off the Edgware road and clearly heard the boom, no sight of the Phantom though which must have been traveling at a rate of knots.
     
  7. oddsocks

    oddsocks Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,790
    Likes Received:
    288
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired / Dodging a Coffin for as long as I can.
    Location:
    Half a mile east of Snells Nook Halt. (1883-1931)
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Interesting bit of archive on this....
     
    green five likes this.

Share This Page