Mint condition for this metal model of the Concorde ( G - BOAB, British Airways ) along with its display stand.
Today, we offer for sale this metal model - of the Concorde ( G - BOAB, British Airways ) along with its display stand. The aircraft ( 20 x 48.6 x 7.05 centimetres ) - which is in mint condition - shines up like a brandnew product, and is screwed on a display stand ( 8.09 x 14.18 x 14.21 centimetres ). On both sides of the fuselage appear the following details :
British Airways' symbol behind the cockpit.
- the airline's name next to the first doorway.
- the aircraft's registration underneath the vertical stabilizer.
- the stylized version of the Union Jack on the vertical stabilizer.
A little History :
- Aircraft number : 208.
- Manufacturer's serial number : 100 - 008.
- Production type : Concorde Type 1 Variant 102.
- Manufacturer : British Aircraft Corporation Ltd.
- Assembled at : Bristol Aeroplane Company ( B.A.C. )* at Filton ( north of Bristol, Gloucestershire, England ).
- First registration date : April 3rd, 1974.
- Code name : Alpha Bravo.
Concorde 208’s first flight on May 18th, 1976 was under the command of BAC Test Pilot Captain Edward " Eddie " McNamara D.F.C., Q.C.V.S. and took 3 hours and 32 minutes, from Filton to R.A.F. Fairford ( Gloucestershire ) via the Bay of Biscay*. It reached a top speed of Mach 2.05 at a height of 63,500 feet. Twelve other BAC test / development flights took place before the aircraft was ready for delivery to British Airways.
G - BOAB was the third Concorde to be delivered to British Airways on January 14th, 1976, with a 1 hour and 30 minutes' flight from R.A.F. Fairford. Touch and go landings were made at both Gatwick Airport ( Crawley, West Sussex, England ) and Heathrow Airport ( Hillingdon, london, England ) during the flight by the British Airways crew of Captain Anthony R. " Tony " Meadows ( circa 1935 - 2019 ) and Captain Brian Owen Walpole O.B.E., F.R.AeS.
On January 12th, 1979, the aircraft was re - registered as G - N94AB / N94AB by British Airways / Braniff International. Alpha Bravo is eventually re - registered G - BOAB by British Airways on September 17th, 1980. On September 11th, 1984, she sets a distance record for an airliner with a 4,565 flight from Washington, D.C. ( United States ) to Nice ( Alpes - Maritimes, France ). On November 16th, 1984, she flies the inaugural charter service from London to Seattle ( Washington, United States ) via New York ( United States ).
On August 18th, 2000, Alpha Bravo made its final flight : John F. Kennedy International Airport ( Queens, New York City, United States ) to Heathrow Airport ( Flight No. BA002P ). This aircraft was not given the post Paris crash modifications in time and never returned to service. The aircraft’s final flight was a positioning flight back to Heathrow, on the evening before the fleet’s Certificates of air - worthiness were to be officially removed, under the command of Captain L.D. " Les " Brodie. The aircraft was next in line for inter - check and would have been the 6th British Airways aircraft back in service. As it was the airline only required five aircraft, therefore G - BOAB was never modified and never flew again.
- Hours flown : 22,296 hours and 55 minutes.
- Landings : 7,810.
- Supersonic Flights : 6,688.
Retired from service, Alpha Bravo is in storage at Heathrow Airport.
* Founding component of now BAE System plc.
* It lies along the western coast of France, from Point Penmarc'h ( Finistère ) to the Spanish border, and the northern coast of Spain west to Cape Ortegal ( Galicia ).
( sources : www.heritageconcorde.com, www.airfleets.fr, Wikipedia, www.thegazette.co.uk, www.thesun.co.uk, www.thetimes.co.uk, www.theguardian.com, www.9news.com.au, www.mirror.co.uk, www.pressreader.com, www.clubconcorde.co.uk )