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Queen's Golden Jubilee Concorde Finale Fly-by

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Anyone see the palace fly-by of the Royal Air Force Red Arrows in formation on the wings of the Concorde? That was amazingly cool!! First time I've seen a passenger liner that can fly faster than the military jets!Last time something like this happened was Exeter Airport's 60th Anniversary.I've made animations of exactly this sort of thing, but never thought I'd actually see it!You Brits sure know how to party. Looks like a happy gathering. Great music, too!

Why haven't we Yanks thought of a couple 777's on the wings of a 747 with F-15s or the Blue Angels? Only time I've seen anything like this was the DIA air show just before it opened with a United Triple-7, DC-10, and 767 fly-by. What was cool about that was the planes all took off without being seen on runway 35R, to fly down runway 16 where all the spectators were. They seriously just took off, turned and flew down the other runway. Big airport.

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Yes I saw it live! I jumped for joy when I saw the RAF L1011-500 Tristar. But I have to admit Concorde flanked by the Red Arrows .........I can`t even put it into words....Ed

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Beautiful tribute to something the British can truly be proud of!

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Yes, it's moments like this that make us Brits proud ... although of the Sixties, mostly. The Beatles and Stones, Concorde, the E-type Jaguar ... need I say more? It's all got a bit sad since.Anyway, Red Arrows fans will have a chance to try that flypast for themselves soon, in multiplayer ... Kari and Mikko are working on "The Full Nine" and it's going to be something to have.Here's eight Reds, in multiplayer ... from my REDSGYPO.ZIP:http://www.swiremariners.com/reds5.jpgMark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Hi there.Seeing Concorde flying with those BAE Hawks remeinded me of a Swan flying with her little ...hehehe Red headed babies....But the way it climbed out at the end though....Cor...I just hope that the Flight attendents werent at the front of the plane serving meals ....the cart would have been embedded in the rear bulkhead and all the PAX would have looked at eachother and thought ....OMG...My cheeks are pressed against my face, heheheheAnyway it was good and only kidding about the PAX...bet the Captain loved doing that flight.Craig Kiltie

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Yeah, I loved seeing the Red Arrows with Concorde, a perfect ending to the jubilee celebrations. I am so lucky that the Red Arrows base is only 5 miles from my house and they practice overhead nearly every day! :-kewl

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Was lucky enough to watch it form up over Southwold, Lowestoft areaBest bit for me was the C17 WOW.....

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ScottWith the awful events of sept 11th and dreadful crash Of Concorde over Paris, this fly past had special meaning.To me it heralded the end of a troubled period and the renewal and rebirth of something good.Maybe there was more to that party than met the eye ;-)To see Concorde pull up from her escorts and soar free into the skies was a sight to behold.There is no aircraft like Concorde to stir the emotionsPeter

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Disney arranged to have two Concorde's land at KMCO (Orlando, FL) about 18yrs ago. It was truly exciting to see two SSTs flying in loose formation then land on parallel runways, with touchdown almost simultaneously, finally taxiing nose to nose.Watching Goofy, Donald, etc. was a big Yawn, but the Concorde's were great.

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Awfully sorry but I do not share your patriotic enthusiasm folks...As far as I'm concerned, this is a complete waste of money that could have been spent elsewhere...The queen is the richest woman on earth, I hope she paid the bill for the flight time and maintenance (fuel and maintenance for the concorde and 8 fighters must be around 30000 USD an hour (!!!!!).What is so exciting about a 70 years old lady anyway - she's not even pretty...Twister

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i also loved it when concord pulled up, an amazing sight!!!

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Don't be a hater Twister. He's just jealous he wasn't there.

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Agree with that 100% TwisterJust enjoyed watching the aircraftand no I am not a yank!A very English (Republican) and I do not mean the Republican party (for the yanks amongst us)

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Yah boo! Dig your own hole, English Republican! You enjoyed watching the aircraft, which wouldn't have been there for you to see but for the monarchist celebration, yet you want the Queen to pay for the dispay herself! As someone who watched and enjoyed it too, why don't you send twenty quid to the Ministry of Defence as your contribution? Surely, the right thing to do!No offence meant, all in good fun. Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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>Awfully sorry but I do not share your patriotic enthusiasm >folks... me either. patriotism is bad bad baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. it's divisive and leads to bad feeling.burn all flags!the queen is irrelevant.

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TwisterI am not going to start a war in this forum :-) there were over a million people there, many just using the event as an excuse to party and enjoy the spectacle and their friends on a day out.For me seeing Concorde and the Red Arrows had nothing to do with the Queen other than Concorde being the "Queen of the skies".I wouldnt relish being one of the royal family not being able to be themselves :-(Even all that money isnt fun if you cant use it for fun things like my own personal Eurofighter to do a pre breakfast inspection of my country at 200 feet :-)A few years back they would have had your head off for comments like you made ;-( Now they are powerless, part of the heritage a figurehead.But Twister think of all the revenue generated that day with television rights worldwide, millions of burgers sold, hotels packed to the brim and the other 1000 and 1 items.Twister, you would have made a fortune if you could invent a Royal Family! makes dusting off Concorde and the Red Arrows for a quick fly past seem like peanuts costwise in comparison to the revenue ;-)Peter

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You said:"Are you American by any chance?"Somewhat of a hypocritical pre-conceived opinion on your part, wouldn't you say.What does being American have to do with his comments. Absolutely irrelevant post on your part, IMHO. Much like my reply.I enjoyed seeing the pageantry, as I wish they would show the same for the only royal family in the USA. Those of the Hawaiian Islands.The flyover looked awesome, and Peter, I shared much the same thoughts. That beautiful Concorde, along with the colors of the Jack made it very cool, indeed, all politics aside.Here in the USA, it is much the same for Memorial Day. It was designed as a tribute to those Veterans that gave their lives for our freedom, and many take it to be just another springtime party excuse.Regards,Joe :-wave.Oshkosh Pictures From 2001 (Part 1) 78 Pics in Frames with 1mb in ThumbnailsHigh speed connection Recommended:http://home.attbi.com/~flypics1/FrameSet.htm.Oshkosh Pictures From 2001 (Part 2) 106 Pics in Frames with 1.5mb in ThumbnailsHigh speed connection recommended:http://home.attbi.com/~flypics2/FrameSet.htm.Picture Gallery of My Flight in a 1945 SNJ-6 on June 1st, 2002Joliet, Illinoishttp://home.attbi.com/~jranos/FrameSet.htm.http://home.attbi.com/~jranos/mysig.jpg http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif

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Twister,<>You seem to know the cost of everything and the value of nothing!<>That comment say's more about you than the person you are aiming your cheap shot at. It's just as well we're not as shallow as you. Most people judge others by the content of their character and not by their physical appearance. Oh, BTW, the Queen is 76 - one fact you failed to get right!I appreciate that not everyone is pro-Royal but your comments are downright rude and not really welcome in a forum dedicated to discussion on aircraft.From one Brit who is proud of his country and of the Royal Family.

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My question was a question, not an opinion! I often find that Americans are anti-royalty. I was just curious as to where the poster was from before I made a 'pre-conceived' comment, as you suggested. My only feeling here, as a Canadian, is that Americans often (not always, but often) don't understand that the Royal family is fully supported by the British public and by the Commonwealth, for that matter. Sometimes I get the impression that many Americans feel, erroneously, that the Royal family is thrust upon Brits without their consent.The Queen may be the richest woman in the world but her wealth has not come from British taxpayers (she pays income tax!). Her wealthis as much herown as anyone's is, royalty or not.I think the response to the jubilee is an amazing show of support for tradition and ceremony. John-PaulToronto

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Hey, there's MORE than a million people suspected to show up for the Gay Pride Celebrations in Toronto this month... you think maybe Air Canada will do a fly-by?LOLJ.-

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>The flyover looked awesome, and Peter, I shared much the >same thoughts. That beautiful Concorde, along with the >colors of the Jack made it very cool, indeed, all politics >aside. Just a little bit of trivia to add to your post.A lot of people refer to the British flag as the "Union Jack".In fact, it is the "Union Flag". It should only be called the "Union Jack" when it is flying on one of Her Majesties' ships.Barry

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