Monday, March 10, 2008

Concorde Again



Last year, I posted a couple of photos of a British Airways Concorde that I had taken at DFW airport between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas in 1988. I was working for Delta Air Lines at the time, and the Concorde was flown to Dallas during the summer, when British Airways had enough passengers paying to justify it.

At the time, British Airways would fly the Concorde for about 10 weeks, twice per week, during the heavy summer passenger demand times.

Delta Air Lines employees did the ground operations for the British Airways flights, and I was able to go onto and see the insides of the aircraft, though I never had the opportunity (or enough money) to actually fly on it.

It was a beautiful aircraft, and I was sad to see them finally taken out of service a few years ago after the horrific Paris crash of a French Concorde.

These two are a couple more shots that I liked from the day I photographed the BA Concorde being pulled into the gate after arrival.

7 comments:

imac said...

Beautiful shots John.

photowannabe said...

What a beautiful sleek plane. I wish I could have afforded to fly on it too.

Ben said...

Wow, lucky you. Those are certainly beautiful aircraft. Those are beautiful shot, especially the first one.

Kerri said...

A Magnificent plane!

Chad Oneil Myers said...

That first one is my favorite.

Blue Wave 707 said...

Too bad these planes no longer grace the skies above the Atlantic Ocean ... cool shots

Anna said...

These are really cool shots of the concorde. I like this air plane, it will be nice to fly one. Thanks for sharing, Anna :)