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 Great visions there !!


She was/still is - one of the most beautiful birds in the sky - or on the ground -

but yes she was small - at the time of the new 747s - but Oh so noisey


I first saw her on one of her first take offs from Woodford Manchester - and it was my pleasure to fly in her from London to Singapore - 

and on her one flight into Melbourne - Australia - she was only allowed to fly below the speed of sound - and thanks to the uninitiated - 

 over one of the most unpopulated areas of the World

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Lovely shots of a brilliant aircraft.  Very sad that one crash made it, statistically, a very unsafe airliner. Very unjust.  A colleague of mine was an engineer at British Airways and he said that when you went inside the wing structure it looked as if the aircraft was fresh off the production line - absolutely no corrosion or anything - due to the heat generated by supersonic flight evaporating any moisture in the airframe.  The aircraft was as good on the day of its retirement as the day it entered service.  Oh yes, brilliant screenshots too!



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