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This week's ARGO article


This week's article appeared in the May 1967 issue of ARGO and its subject is still newsworthy more than 34 years later:



John Parffrey
British Airways Concorde G-BOAF appears out of the gloom at Brize Norton . . . .
. . . . and touches down after its successful test flight over the Atlantic; 17th July 2001.
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On Wednesday 7th November 2001, Air France and British Airways resumed Concorde services to New York.


Paul Dopson

Air France Concorde F-BTSD (pictured left above) departed from Paris Charles de Gaulle at 0944 GMT and arrived at New York JFK at 1320 GMT.
BA Concorde G-BOAE (above right) left Heathrow at 1044 and arrived at JFK at 1410. It was piloted by Captain Mike Bannister, BA's Chief Concorde pilot and was met on arrival by New York's mayor, Rudolph Giuliani.

G-BOAF (pictured further up this page arriving at Brize Norton) also flew on 7th November. It was chartered to fly Tony Blair to Washington to meet George W. Bush. Mr. Blair spent 5 hours in Washington and then flew back in the same aircraft overnight.


Previously on this page:

  • "Know your Teacher" - Veronica Rowan and Anne-Marie Reid (Feb 65).

  • "My first day at School" - H. Preston, form 1(9), (June 1957)