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GEHFileBot
12-10-2005, 02:58 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile10950/Concorde.htm>Concorde</a></b><br><br>Supersonic Jet - Heathrow Airport<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/649645Clipboard14.jpg>

photizo
12-10-2005, 02:59 PM
Does anyone know why the plane is beside the runway? Is it parked or displayed there?

BradG7
12-10-2005, 04:22 PM
It's there maybe because they left it to rust since they are prohibited from flying :confused: :confused: :confused:

McMaster_de
12-11-2005, 12:11 AM
That's Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde 102 waiting there until Terminal 5 is completed to took it there.

Fotoman
12-21-2005, 08:52 PM
I think it's taking off. There is a similar shot at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, (not a Concorde) but a plane taking off and appearing to be parked on the side. This plane has a distinct shadow (seen across the runway) though, unlike Concorde in which the sun was probably in a different position.

:lol: Then of course it may have missed the runway when landing and didn't tell anyone at the time!

McMaster_de
12-21-2005, 09:39 PM
But this one is parking, because the runway is closed until the crosswind reaches more then 20 kts.

Fotoman
01-18-2006, 09:39 PM
You're right Mac, it is parked up.
Take note of the runway it's on (23). That runway is only used in high crosswinds. You can see a plane landing on runway 09Left from the west so Concorde cannot possibly be landing or taking off.
Could be a cigarette break(!)