RETURN TO FLIGHT

RETURN TO FLIGHT PHOTO DIARY

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June 2001 - G-BOAC stored awating the results of the upcoming tests on G-BOAF June 2001 - G-BOAG waiting to go into 'South Pen' at Heathrow for the Modification programme to begin
June 2001 - Work is nearly complete on G-BOAF July 2001, 2 BA Concordes parked outside Tech Block A at Heathrow
18th June 2001 - The day before the official rollout Concorde Alpha Foxtrot is nearly ready Picture by Pascal de Kruijff 19th June 2001 - G-BOAF is moved to the North Pen at Heathrow for tests and checks
3rd July 2001 - G-BOAD moved from the engine test bay to leave it free for G-BOAF's upcoming engine runs July 2001 G-BOAE modifications now underway in East Pen
4th July 2001 - G-BOAF's Taxi Test around Heathrow Airport 4th July 2001- Concorde G-BOAF Taxis testing out various systems a few days beforethe first verification flight.
July 2001 - Alpha Foxtrot is towed out of the hanger at Heathrow days before she was scheduled to perform the first verification flight July 2001 - G-BOAF being moved on the British Airways east base at London Heathrow
July17th 2001 - Alpha Foxtrot, is lined up in front of three of her sister aircraft on the morning of the first verification flight July17th 2001- G-BOAF is towed from the British Airways technical base to the main Airport Apron
July 17th 2001 - BA Chief Concorde pilot, Mike Bannister, waves as G-BOAF is towed to the runway at Heathrow July 17th 2001- Concorde Alpha Foxrot on the main airport apron undergoes final checks beofre engine start upPicture - Paul Dopson
July 17th 2001 - Concorde G-BOAF taxies to the end of Runway 09R for her departure. July 17th 2001 - Concorde G-BOAF departs from Heathrow. The engines are a little more smokier than usual as they have not been in regular use.
July 17th 2001 - Concorde G-BOAF departs from runway 09R at Heathrow July 17th 2001 - The Landing gear is raised as Concorde blasts out of Heathrow Picture - Paul Dopson
July 17th 2001 - Concorde G-BOAF powers out of Heathrow at the start to a threee and a half hour verification flightPicture - Paul Dopson July 17th 2001 - Alpha Foxtrot arrives overhead at RAF Brize Norton after a successful verification flight
July 17th 2001 - Alpha Foxtrot arrives at RAF Brize Norton after a successful verification flight. UK MOD, Crown Copyright July 17th 2001 - Alpha Foxtrot touches down at a wet and windy RAF Brize Norton.
July 17th 2001 - G-BOAF comes to a halt on the runway at RAF Brize Norton bring to an end the first BA Concorde flight for 11 months UK MOD, Crown Copyright July 17th 2001 - The crew leave G-BOAF after the flight UK MOD, Crown Copyright
July 17th 2001 - Mike Bannister stands in front of Alpha Foxtrot on the apron at RAF Brize Norton. July 17th 2001 - BA's Chief Concorde pilot, Mike Bannister, on the flight deck of G-BOAF at RAF Brize Norton, BA/Newscast

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