Trip Report



After we landed at Terminal 4


No room at the inn

If British Airways and the BBC had allowed me some space I would have been happy to sit an office or a lobby area of some kind and away  from people just to chill out.


I would not have cared if it was at an office in Heathrow Airport, I would not have cared if it was  at Heathrow Police station or in a posh hotel or in a pub or what ever, I just needed a safe quite place to chill out and relax and gather my thoughts but it wasn’t meant to be.


I wasn’t upset in anyway with Sparky  as I fully understood what he said and the situation we where all in but I was a bit cheesed off and annoyed by British Airways and the BBC’s attitude however there was nothing we could do about it........


So I accepted things and tried to make the best of a bad situation .........


Apart from he above I was still on cloud 9 and extremely  happy that I’d got my Concorde flight but physically I was so so so tired........


Before Sparky left for work I said

:-

     Ok I’ll come back to Heathrow in the afternoon

     to see you and the  BBC,  you’ve got my word.


     I’ll call you when I get to Hatton Cross.


But I was extremely tired, my mind was saying

:-

    Go for it, Go for it, what an adventure,

    what fun, lets come back here see the

    BBC and see the last Concorde take off.


But my body was saying

:-

    I’m aching all over, I’m very tired and I need

    to get a few days of solid sleep...........


Overall I wanted to listen to my  body as I really didn’t want to come back to Heathrow in the afternoon, but I gave Sparky my word that I’d be back at Heathrow to see the last BA001 Concorde and no matter what happened that’s what I was going to do (as he never let me down and I wasn’t going to let him down)….I gave him my word and my word is my bond.


Jon Gaunt - (shock jock) interview on BBC Radio London

After I left Sparky I slowly and drowsily staggered and swayed back to Hatton cross car park where a Radio London people carrier was parked with a huge 100 ft mast….I sat in the back of the people carrier trying not fall a sleep as my eye lids where very heavy……Now I know why overnight flights are called the  “red eye“ as my eyes where red.


While sitting there I got the feeling you get after you have had a brilliant time at a party and the party is over, all your friends have gone home, its totally silent in that room and your all alone I got that type of  “down“ feeling as you get back to “ real “ life.  


It was 11.15am I put the head phones on and heard the radio presenter Jon Gaunty talking about things including Concorde.


11.25am  


I was very grouchy, very tired due to lack of sleep with no where to chill out and relax at Heathrow so I wasn’t looking forward to the long journey home.


But I got the go a head to talk to Jon, on live radio he introduced me and said

:-

Jetinder is the guy who was on BBC tv’s Inside Out, he’s Concorde’s biggest fan and through the help of his friends he was lucky enough to get a trip on Concorde.


So far so good the interview was going ok but god was I tired and I was having trouble keeping me eyes open, as Jon was talking I kept on nodding off, when I felt my head leaning to one way my eyes opened and I woke up so I was extremely tired.


Jon then spoke to me in an annoying, arrogant, big headed  “Mr Ego“ tone of voice and said

:-

Jetinder me and my wife saw you on BBCs Inside out, your the “ nutter “ who goes round chasing Concorde all day.


Due to me being so tired when he called me a “ nutter “ I saw red and I flipped my lid as that really really wound me up, that really really annoyed me as I felt deeply insulted by him calling me :

-

        The “ nutter “ who goes round chasing Concorde all day…..


that really wound me up as I am not a “ nutter “, I was not …….. I am NOT mentally ill............