24th Oct 2003 – her last day
Flights home - America
While my friends where watching the take off Sky News and BBC news continued to report live on British tv.
The above video was taken by Sky News and BBC News. It shows 2nd part of the last BA002
Rough map of G-BOAG flying from
JFK to Heathrow for the last time.
As soon as G- BOAG left New York she began her last supersonic flight to the UK
• Captain ................................ Capt Les Brodie
• Co Pilot................................. Capt Chris Norris
• Engineering Flight Officer ...... SEO Trevor Norcott
• Engineering Flight Officer ...... SEO Paul Griffin
The above video was taken by Sky News and BBC News. It shows The first part of the last BA002 leaving JFK.
In the UK
• Aircraft .............. G-BOAE
• Flight number .... BA9021C
• Passengers ........ 100
• Destination ....... Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport
While G-BOAG was making her last flight to Heathrow, her sister G-BOAE was making the take off run from Edinburgh Airport to Heathrow Airport.
G-BOAE was meant to have 38960 kgs of fuel to fly from Scotland to London with some left for a quick Mach 2 blast over the North Sea, but her pilots asked for an extra 1046 kg bringing the total up to 40,000 kg of fuel..
The extra 1046 kg of fuel was needed because unlike normal Concorde flight to Heathrow (where as soon as Concorde got to London, she would land and then quickly go to Terminal 4), this time round G-BOAE would flying around London with her 2 other sisters and upon landing she would not go straight to Terminal 4, she would be spending time taxiing around Heathrow for roughly an hour and so she needed the extra fuel to do all this.
Rough map of G-BOAE flying from
Edinburgh Airport to Heathrow Airport for the last time and flying at mach 2 over the North Sea on her way to Heathrow.