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CONCORDE ON THE THAMES.

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This is a story about a group of Concorde supporters who are trying to save the Concorde at Heathrow Airport from a slow death, at the same time creating a new exciting life as London's latest tourist attraction, displayed on a purpose-built platform on the Thames, close to the London Eye. The whole interior of this Concorde has been stripped bare metal in stark contrast to its former glorious decor. We can save this Concorde by restoring this iconic aircraft to a new home in central London.
However, in to secure this Concorde from British Airways we need to raise an estimated £1 million in donations from Concorde supporters. We have been advised that this £1 million will cover up to 3 planning applications which could be needed to guarantee planning permission. In addition to employing the best planning expertise, we will also call upon the many VIPs, politicians, Corporate Leaders and the global Concorde fraternity to help us save this Concorde for future generations and ourselves. Assuming we will successfully launch London's newest visitor attraction, we plan to offer equivalent value discounts on all goods and services to donations made to our project. So, we ask donors to keep a record of any donation made



Stripped Interior Image of Concorde

Our story begins on 15th August 2000 when British Airways Concorde G-BOAB, Alpha Bravo, was on a positioning run from New York back to Heathrow the evening before the fleet's Certificate of Airworthiness was officially removed, as a result of the Paris crash in July 2000. Alpha Bravo was next in line for an Intecheck and would have been the 6th BA aircraft back in service after the Paris crash enquiry. However, BA decided they only needed 5 Concordes in future so Concorde G-BOAB was not modified and sadly never flew again. Concorde Alpha Bravo has languished at Heathrow since August 2000.


The Concorde Flight Deck

CONCORDE'S NEW LIFE

The display deck of the twin-deck platform will be reserved for Concorde, the prime exhibit in our Best of British exhibition. Access to Concorde will be from the lower deck via the landing stage from Queens Walk, which would be shared with the London Eye visitors and riverboat commuters to and from Waterloo Station, as a public right of way.

The display deck of the twin-deck platform is aimed at school children from all over the UK. Schools will be invited to include a visit to our attraction during their visit to London. These children will be given presentation packs, specifically related to the ongoing STEM initiative which is aimed at encouraging youngsters to focus their studies on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics as a grounding for a career in Engineering and Technology. The idea is to show young people a range of past and current technological achievements that they will need to emulate in order to ensure the UK remains
a global leader in Science, Design and technology.

Concorde will be our prime exhibit alongside our world-leading low-level satellites


Interior image of Concorde

, plus F1 racing cars and developments in VR and space technology. Our own UK astronaut, Tim Peake, will be invited to give presentations. Another popular presenter will be Captain Les Brodie former Concorde Captain who flew the last ever Concorde, on 26th November 2003. Captain Les Brodie remains a keen supporter of our project as evidenced by his memorable accolade, which will feature on a plaque close to the Concorde flight deck.
"I think an easily accessible Concorde exhibit in central London would help remind people of what we had achieved and seeing it may inspire someone to do it again, so you have my endorsement"

Senior Concorde Captain Les Brodi

Interior Image of Concorde Front Cabin

On passing through the reception area visitors will be invited to the aircrew presentation area where former aircrew will share their memories of particular flights and interesting passengers. Small groups of visitors will then be invited to join a guided tour of the exterior and interior of Concorde, including the flight deck. The rear cabin will retain around 50 seats each fitted with the latest technology for special presentations involving the pilots plus direct links to the flight deck. Visitors will enjoy simulated Concorde flights from airports around the world. These simulations will include snacks with Champagne and chocolates and coffee. After the tour of Concorde visitors will be free to return to the lower deck to visit the memorabilia shop with its unique range of Concorde gifts which can be ordered directly or through our extensive website. Alternatively, visitors may decide to visit the Concorde restaurant specialising in full Concorde Transatlantic cuisine, or enjoy Afternoon Tea, or simply a drink in the bar.

All visitors wishing to experience o tour of Concorde or the Best of British exhibition will pay an entry fee, whereas visitors to our restaurant or bar or memorabilia shop enter free of charge.
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  • Jo haimes Haimes
    • £125 
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    • £5 
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    • £10 
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PAUL JAMES
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Club Concorde
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