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dave_e
65141.  Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:18 am Reply with quote

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford has one of the original Concordes on display. When they landed it there, they needed a special parachute braking system as the runway was too short for a regular landing. After it landed the M11 was built and the runway was shortened even further so now, it couldn't take off even if they wanted it to.

Dave

 
Saxmachine
65167.  Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:02 am Reply with quote

Wow! I think I've been there...

 
grizzly
65236.  Thu Apr 13, 2006 11:21 am Reply with quote

I might fly there for one of the air shows later this year. My Dad has a private pilot's license. It can be very useful.

 
mckeonj
65815.  Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:04 pm Reply with quote

Here is a little puzzle:
Which famous movie star is parked at Duxford?

 
djgordy
65819.  Sun Apr 16, 2006 4:16 pm Reply with quote

mckeonj wrote:
Here is a little puzzle:
Which famous movie star is parked at Duxford?


Sally B, who starred in Memphis Belle. She deserved an Oscar.

 
Caradoc
67850.  Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:25 pm Reply with quote

Duxford is a two (minimum) day trip, so much to see, the B52 is huge, the TR3 lovely, I want my own Vampire. The idiot responsible for terminating the chance of future concorde flights deserves a slow and painfull death

 
f1ansel
71089.  Mon May 22, 2006 11:11 pm Reply with quote

Does anybody know if there is any flying at Duxford in November?
Any Spitfires? I'd love to see it fly when I'm there. Ansel

 
Oldogsrbest
1070306.  Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:46 am Reply with quote

Mention of Memphis Belle reminded me of this stashed bit of info, which answers many of the questions that many never thought to ask...

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/15/bronze-belle/

I'm glad I found it. WW2 legend meets reality & gives backstory

 

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