Gold FFM Popular Post Sparky Posted November 24, 2019 Gold FFM Popular Post Report Share Posted November 24, 2019 Sorting out a cupboard, I found a small section of my Concorde stash. It's all over the house, and I've forgotten a lot of it, so I've decided to catalogue and photo it as I find it. I'll post them here with a bit of history if applicable. Some might find it interesting... A Terence Conran cutlery set. After the Air France accident, the type was grounded (don't get me started about that), and eventually modifications were mandated to return the aircraft to service. BA saw this as a rebrand opportunity, and revamped pretty much everything onboard, with Terence Conran designing the new crockery and cutlery. This design flew only once. On its first post-modification proving flight, full of staff testing the new service, the aircraft was forced to turn around mid-Atlantic and return to Heathrow. The date was September 11, 2001. Thereafter, metal cutlery was banned on all commercial flights until well after Concorde's final flights. Final design BA Concorde baggage tag. I have a few of these; some signed by Captain Leslie Scott when I met him at the USS Intrepid Museum in New York, home to Concorde G-BOAD. Les was in charge of Alpha Delta for the fastest ever commercial Atlantic crossing of 2h 52m 59s on Feb 7 1996. Please, if you have any Concorde memorabilia or memories, post here! 4 Quote British Fart to Florida, Nude to New York, Dunce to Denmark, Numpty to Newfoundland. And Shitfaced Silly Sod to Sweden. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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