Trip Report



(above my Concorde boarding pass).


Once I had this in my hand the tension of all my happiness built up, I tried to play it cool but it was no use, my heart started beating faster and faster, I felt like a volcano ready to explode with happiness and utter joy.



The Concorde Lounge


The Dream is coming :-)


As I started to walk to the departure desk Andrew and the BBC camera man where a few feet behind following and filming me…… As I walked towards the desk my eyes and ears could hear and see what was going on, but my mind and soul didn’t believe I was here.


I felt like I was day dreaming and I’d wake up to find my self standing next to runway 27R waiting for Concorde to take off …… I didn’t feel like I was actually  in the Concorde lounge waiting  to board “ Concorde ”


On my way to the departures desk I saw a few Sunday Express Concorde magazines

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 I asked British Airways press officer

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Can I have them ?


She happily replied

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Yes take as many as you want


Right to me that was green light and a grabbed 3-4 very rapidly and put them in the BBC’s camcorder camera bag.


When I did this every one suddenly cracked up laughing but I didn’t care as I let the celebrations magazines go but the Sunday Express Concorde magazines where not gonna get away from me ……. Oh no they where not


I saw the funny side of all this as well so while I was taking the magazines I cracked up and laughed a lot with them, it was one of those innocent and funny moments of laughter which just happens out of the blue, but its some thing special which you remember.


My heart started to beat faster and faster as I was excited to be finally being allowed on her, but I also knew how hard every one had worked to get me on the flight so I didn’t want to muck things up, I didn’t want to let any one down, I didn’t want to make a wally out of my self  so I tried to play it cool.


The out side of me  was cool, calm and collected  but on the inside my heart and soul was jumping up and down with joy and happiness but I knew I could not show this as every one would think I was a nut case when I wasn’t, I was just enthusiastic and very very very happy to be on her.


As I slowly walked towards the departure desk, the BBC filmed me 3-4 times at different angles which included

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Andrew filmed many of these over 3 times as he wanted to get the right shot, but I didn’t care as I had a smile on my face as wide as the sun, on the four and final time the Andrew Winstanley said

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Fine and cut……….


While the BBC where filming me all the British Airways Concorde lounge staff came in to the departure desk area, it felt brilliant, I felt like I was some one “ special “, I felt like I was a “ some body “ instead of being a “no body“ which I am because (through no fault of my own)  I haven’t had a full time work in over 2 ½ years.


At the departure desk I felt really really good, I felt really really happy and content with life, I felt at peace with my self, I also felt humble as to how I had got here.


On the forth and final time when Andrew said

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Fine and cut.


I definitely knew I was on my way to see Concorde as now there was no turning back, no one could stop me from living the dream of flying on Concorde.


I shook Andrew’s hand, his TV camera man’s hand and the British Airways press officer’s hand, I wanted to kiss her hand but I didn’t  because I didn’t want her to knee me where hurts so I played it cool and I said

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    Thank you for all the help you’ve given me during the course of today.


I shook Andrew’s hand, his TV camera man’s hand and the British Airways press officer’s hand, I wanted to kiss her hand but I didn’t  because I didn’t want her to knee me where hurts so I played it cool and I said

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Thank you for all the help you’ve given me during the course of today.


I wanted to thank all the British Airways staff standing at the departure desk and I happily

said

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Thank you for all the help you have given me as you have all made it a very very special day for me.


Every one smiled at me.


My boarding pass was given to me

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