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Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Jester » Sun May 15, 2011 10:47 pm

Last time I was in Pretoria, I was going through some of my dads things and I came across this photo. It is undated, but some research shows that a Concorde set a London - Cape Town record of 8hrs 8 mins in 1985, so I'm guessing that's when the photo was taken. I do not know who the photographer was.
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 15, 2011 11:03 pm

Amazing pic... but I cant help thinking that some pre photoshop editing was involved here
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by zimba » Sun May 15, 2011 11:12 pm

Are those the wheels sticking out at the bottom? Wouldn't they be retracted by that height and speed?
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 15, 2011 11:16 pm

zimba wrote:Are those the wheels sticking out at the bottom? Wouldn't they be retracted by that height and speed?
Cant say that I can see any (wheels) undercarriage
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by zimba » Sun May 15, 2011 11:18 pm

According to http://www.rotorspot.nl/ei.htm ,previous registration on the helicopter : EI-HXM Bell 206B JetRanger III C-GFNP, N7131J, ZS-HXM, EI-HXM, ZS-HSC
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Jester » Sun May 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Bearcat wrote:Amazing pic... but I cant help thinking that some pre photoshop editing was involved here
The only work I did on the photo was to remove of some serious scratches. I have no idea whether or not the photo itself is a composite.
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by zimba » Sun May 15, 2011 11:22 pm

Sorry, on zooming in it more looks like the engines. Nice photo though.
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 15, 2011 11:23 pm

For the record ... in the pic, the Jettie looks pilotless :?
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 15, 2011 11:24 pm

Jester wrote:
Bearcat wrote:Amazing pic... but I cant help thinking that some pre photoshop editing was involved here
The only work I did on the photo was to remove of some serious scratches. I have no idea whether or not the photo itself is a composite.
Not "blaming" you ... just wondering though... still a nice pic
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Jester » Sun May 15, 2011 11:33 pm

Bearcat wrote:For the record ... in the pic, the Jettie looks pilotless :?
Here's a close-up of the Jettie's cockpit (as scanned)
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 15, 2011 11:45 pm

Interesting debate re this pic..
All I can say is that getting two aircraft in the same pic with a 40 knot difference is difficult ... so if this guy did it with a heli and a potentially supersonic aircraft then hats off to the guy
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Mon May 16, 2011 12:01 am

should be relatively easy to approximate the date, by the level of construction on the waterfront.
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Mon May 16, 2011 6:20 am

Wow Awesome pic =D> =D>

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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by jab2 » Mon May 16, 2011 6:23 am

From a log of Concorde G-BBDG "26/3/76– 28/3/76 After transiting to Cape Town, eight flights were carried out to research high altitude airport and autoland performance."

I have some promo photos of the A/C and engines that was handed out at a Concorde visit while still in school, so it must have been this visit. A family member was a flightline technical guy for SAA at DF Malan at the time and I remember the aircraft stayed for a few days. If I remember correctly some SAA guys got to fly with on some flights.

Edit: I see the Concorde visited DF Malan in 73 too, but the color scheme of the A/C in Jester's pic differ from static photos of the 73 visit where the A/C had a red line down the side. http://www.airliners.net/photo/British- ... 9b1c0fedc5 This was more likely the visit I remember.
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Re: Concorde over Cape Town

Unread post by ScUbA_fLyEr » Mon May 16, 2011 8:45 am

Bearcat wrote:Interesting debate re this pic..
All I can say is that getting two aircraft in the same pic with a 40 knot difference is difficult ... so if this guy did it with a heli and a potentially supersonic aircraft then hats off to the guy
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