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sabot
07-10-2005, 09:17 PM
Close to the toulouse airport and the A380 airbus factories a lonely concorde is waiting.

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7662/concorde0xf.jpg


A closer view :

http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/7134/grosplan2bb.jpg



A more wide view of the site :

http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/7943/vuegenerale3hi.jpg

Appletom
07-10-2005, 09:26 PM
Three of the world's four (outdoor) Concords can be seen using this download (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=133)

Does anybody know where the fourth one is?

sabot
07-10-2005, 09:30 PM
Three of the world's four (outdoor) Concords can be seen using this download (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=133)

Does anybody know where the fourth one is?

I heard it was in UK.

edit :

With this link, there is all the final location of concorde :
http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/planes/q0199.shtml

bear793
07-11-2005, 12:05 AM
Three of the world's four (outdoor) Concords can be seen using this download (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=133)

Does anybody know where the fourth one is?

Google Earth caught one at JFK International Airport in New York City.

Appletom
07-11-2005, 12:16 AM
That didn't take long. Actually, somebody posted the JFK Concorde in the file library (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php)

And thanks to Sabot's wonderful link, I am guessing that there are more visible Concordes to be found.

sabot
07-11-2005, 12:42 AM
That didn't take long. Actually, somebody posted the JFK Concorde in the file library (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php)

And thanks to Sabot's wonderful link, I am guessing that there are more visible Concordes to be found.

Well, Appletom, I looked at all the locations and I didn't find any more concorde. Some are inside buildings, i guess but the one in NYC is not there.

On the web site of the museum (in a pdf brochure), the concorde is indicated on a boat on the side of the "intrepid" but there is nothing (see picture below. I cut a part of the pdf to match with the picture). The same thing for manchester UK airport, for example.

http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/9544/missingconcorde5ra.jpg

Appletom
07-11-2005, 01:39 AM
the one in NYC is not there.

It is there Sabot, download this kmz file (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=164)

sabot
07-11-2005, 09:18 PM
It is there Sabot, download this kmz file (http://www.googleearthhacks.com/forums/downloads.php?do=file&id=164)


Thanks a lot Appletom. :)

Tony Lewis
06-27-2006, 10:05 PM
I don't know where the 3 are that you mention above but i saw one under a temporary hanger at Barbados airport last year. I have looked at it on GE but all i can see is a large white hanger north east of the main terminal. The loaction is 13 0451.57 59 2906.67 I tried to put a photo here, or a link, but haven't figured out how to do that yet. Any help?

McMaster_de
06-28-2006, 03:57 AM
Klick on INSERT IMAGE, copy the web-adress and klick again on INSERT IMAGE.

or

Copy the web-adress, mark it and then klick on INSERT IMAGE.

McMaster_de
06-28-2006, 04:34 AM
http://www.concordesst.com/pictures/news/bgihangar_t.jpg

The Barbadian authorities have again signalled their wish to look after and preserve Concorde G-BOAE at Grantley Adams Airport in the Caribbean.

Before a permanent visitors centre can be built, the aircraft’s guardians decided to build a special temporary hangar for her, which would keep the worst of the salty water from damaging the aircraft, sadly the roof of this structure was ripped of when hurricane Ivan got within 40miles of the island in 2004.

After failing to get the fabric structure repaired by the original suppliers, a company ironically called Everlast of Canada, the airport authorities found a local contractor to rebuilt the roof and side walls, this time of a much stronger material, capable of withstanding a category 3 storm.

When work is complete the aircraft will be moved inside the hangar once more and sealed from the elements. It is not known if the aircraft will then be opened to visitors, but the new structure would make a terrific exhibition space for any aviation museum around the globe!

While sitting outside the aircraft has been regularly washed to removed any traces of the salty water and due to the warm climate, any areas of dampness would be quickly dried out, thus keeping any chance of corrosion to a minimum.

Originally the airport’s plans called for a state of the art visitors centre to be built within 12-14 months of the aircraft's arrival. The plans, like the temporary hangar, were wrecked by hurricane Ivan. With the temporary hangar repaired, the clock is now ticking and the world’s aviation enthusiasts (along with BA!) are keeping a very very close eye.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/americas_hurricane_ivan/img/4.jpg
The Concorde in Barbados had its hangar roof blown off after hurricane IVAN.

Tony Lewis
06-28-2006, 09:09 PM
thanks for the advice but i cant find any reference to 'insert image' on google earth. Am i being really thick or something??? :confused:

McMaster_de
06-29-2006, 04:02 AM
I thought you would bring in the image here in the forum.

In GE you have to make an OVERLAY and copy the web-adress in, then the image will show near the placemark or where ever you want.

When you like to bring a picture in the description, then you have the use HTML.
I always use: <img src="web-adress">

Tom Baldwin
06-29-2006, 08:00 AM
Here is a kmz for the seven Concordes that are visible today. The Paris crash site is included. Tom

McMaster_de
06-29-2006, 08:19 AM
There is a replice in Hermeskeil Aviation Museum.

Full-size wooden replica model of pre-production Concorde 02 (F-WTSA) that is on display at the Aviation Museum in Hermeskeil, near Trier, Western Germany. It is slightly wider that a normal Concorde so it can be used as the museum's café. Yes! This is a 150-seat Concorde!

http://www.concordesst.com/pictures/german2t.jpg

Highlander739
06-30-2006, 08:39 AM
Here is a kmz for the seven Concordes that are visible today. The Paris crash site is included. Tom


Well, they are visible on GE today, but the one on display at LHR is at the side of Runway 23 opposite the "Virgin" hanger. Let's just say the shots of Heathrow are 3-4 years old so you won't see them there any more.

When I was last there (working), another Conc was in a hanger waiting for it's "slot" on display somewhere. One rumour was that it was going to be outside Terminal 5 when it's completed, but I can't confirm that.

And I guess there's been some changes to the shots of Toulouse as well, since the one in the original pics in this thread isn't there either.