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    What is happening to G-BOAD (disturbing photos)- UPDATED

    The nose cone broke off from G-BOAD. I sure hope BA has an extra one. (I think i saw one for sale a while ago) Other then that, the plane has paint peeling and birds craping in its engines. I hope New York doesn't become infamous for the worst maintained Concorde







    Personally, I would much rather prefer the Concorde to stay at an airfield, rather then a barge in New York, but seeing how its poorly treated here, makes me want to change my mind.
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    Wow, very sad.
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Its hard to see such a historic aircraft being mistreated as that. I agree with Matt that they should place the Concorde at an airfield (JFK).
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    Wow, and that's how they treat a piece of JFK's history? I say we have a NYCA uprising and restore it!
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    The nose looks like it snapped off! Anyone know how that happened?
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Is this going to be stationed there permanently? At least if it was with the intrepid, it would be somewhat well maintained

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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lezam
    Is this going to be stationed there permanently? At least if it was with the intrepid, it would be somewhat well maintained
    No, it's supposed to go back to the Intrepid after her restoration work is done.

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    The nose is hanging over a road! A truck probably hit it. :(
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by moose135
    No, it's supposed to go back to the Intrepid after her restoration work is done.
    i heard they ran out of money...
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Wow... Very sad to see G-BOAD in this sort of condition...
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    As a NYer, Im disgraced.

    Our overseas friends have always chided BA for giving NY a Concorde. And this was the reason why. Its stuff like this that gives NY a bad name.


    NY deserved a Concorde more than any other city, as it is the one city in the world that received the most Concorde flights. Without NY, Concorde would have never gotten out of the gate. The proper place for it would have been at JFK. And yes, there is space for it to have been properly placed.

    Phil, I agree with Stuart. Why don't we try to approach them in terms of restoration?
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    I agree about having the concorde be at JFK. There is plenty of space to put it.. Im not too happy to see this concorde in this kind of condition. I just wish badly that they would just place it at JFK...
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    What a disgrace. What a complete, total disgrace.

    What a finger to everyone who designed, operated and lovingly maintained the only ever supersonic passenger airplane.

    NY deserved one, but do they deserve to keep her?

    Every other example is on display, pristine, looking airworthy and real. New York lets the birds crap on theirs and lets it rot away. FOR SHAME.

    BA still owns every Concorde, I believe.

    It would be a suitable punishment if they took it away, and who could blame them?

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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Is it true that BA is the actual owner? Who is the contracted safekeeper while it's here...The Intrepid organization?
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    Re: What is happening to G-BOAD (caution: disturbing photos)

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil D.
    Is it true that BA is the actual owner? Who is the contracted safekeeper while it's here...The Intrepid organization?
    Yes that is correct Phil. It’s on loan to us and the property managers of the Intrepid are responsible for its well being. There was a story a month ago that there may not be enough money to fully complete the refit on the Intrepid so I'm sure this must be affecting the Concorde as well.

    Truly ashame....NYC should hang its head in shame... :(

    Perhaps we as a group might consider throwing some ideas around to help her out?

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