Number 208 : G-BOAB

Aircraft Number 208 
Current registration  G-BOAB
Manufacturer's Serial Number 100 -008
Production Variant Number  102
Maiden Flight  First Flight 18th May 1976 : Filton, England
British Airways delivery  30th September 1976 
Registration history:- First Registered as G-BOAB on 3rd April 1974 to the British Aircraft Corporation Ltd 

12th January 1979 aircraft re-registered as G-N94AB / N94AB by British Airways / Braniff Airways 

17th September 1980 aircraft re-registered G-BOAB by British Airways

De-Registered - 4th May 2004
Final Flight August 15th 2000 - BA002P JFK-LHR
Total Hours Flown 22,296 Hrs 55mins
Total Landings 7,810
Total Supersonic Cycles 6,688
Current Useage Retired from service and will go on display at Heathrow
Notes Concorde 206's first flight on 18th May 1976 was under the command of BAC test pilot Capt. Eddie McNamara and took 3hrs 32mins, from Filton to Fairford via the Bay of Biscay. It reached a top speed of Mach 2.05 at a height of 63,500ft. 12 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 Jan 14th 1976 with a 1hr 30min flight from RAF Fairford. Touch and Go landings were made at both London Gatwick and Heathrow during the flight by the BA crew of Capt. Tony Meadows and Capt. Brian Walpole.

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 Capt. Les Brodie. The aircraft was next in line for inter check and would have been the 6th BA aircraft back in service. As it was BA only required 5 aircraft, therefore G-BOAB was never modified and never flew again

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G-BOAB retracts it's undercarridge shortly after take-off

Picture courtesy of John Kelley

What used to be regular sight at Heathrow: Concorde 208 taxies to the runway in prepration for take off.

BA Picture

Alpha Bravo Landing at Heathrow in July 2000

Picture courtesy of Jorgos Tsambikakis

Concorde was a regular visitor to Miami, as this was an extention to the Scheduled Washington Service

Picture courtesy of Don Boyd (Sunbird Photo)

G-BOAB departs from the 1996 Paris Air Show at Le Bourget

Picture courtesy Philippe Noret

Alpha-Boavo suffered a rudder separation enroute to New York in 1992

Picture courtesy Bill Hough

G-BOAB in seen here its 1980's Union Jack livery in Rio, with just the word 'British' and not 'British Airways' on the side .

Picture courtesy of Daniel R Carneiro

G-BOAB in Storage at Heathrow. The aircraft waited to be modified and returned to service, but was destined never to fly again.