||[Oct. 1st, 2003|01:26 am]
Didn't get back home 'till well past midnight :(|
several delays on the motorway with lanes closed
then the slip from the M4 to M25 closed
then the M4 closed completely at junction 3
so off round diversions - fun fun fun
Off to bed soon, but I'll just try to get one Concorde pic up on my web site
& there you are grinning like a madman in pure bliss.
:) :) :) :) :) :) :)
I still cannot quite understand why it isn't obvious to everyone that I've flown on Concorde. It feels like there is a big neon sign above my head but no one notices it :)
2003-10-01 04:08 am (UTC)
It feels like there is a big neon sign above my head but no one notices it :)
Yes, its like when I post & no one replies...
2003-10-01 04:18 am (UTC)
Re: It feels like there is a big neon sign above my head but no one notices it :)
Yep, happens to me sometimes. You throw a though out into the vast internet and wait for ... an echo ... echo. And you can never tell which posts will just sit there un-responded to [urgh, the English] and which will take off in some completely different direction from what you might expect.
Wow! Its SKINNY. I don't know...I expect wide seats, wide isles, cordon blue meals on china. It looks...packed! And the prices they charge! I saw the concord fly over the other day, the huge triangular wingspan...I don't know. I just thought it was bigger inside.
But the cockpit is AWESOME! How did you manage to get in the cockpit? Body cavity search first?
It was actually wider than I was expecting - I have been on the Concorde that's at Duxford airfield a couple of times so I knew the size, just hadn't seen it with seats in as the Duxford one was used for testing and doesn't (or rather didn't when I was last there) have any seats in it. The pic showing people queueing to get to the front does highlight the narrowness of the aisle - but think about the width of "normal" plane's aisles, it is hard to pass people in them as well. I found the seats comfortable and I had room to stretch my legs out under the seat in front of me.
The meals were served on china though, and there was champagne served for free - and top-ups when you wanted them :) *hic* Pics of all the courses of the meal will follow.
Getting to the cockpit was actually easy. We had to leave the plane at the end of the flight then formed an orderley queue and were allowed back on two at a time. The staff had it off pat so it must be a regular thing nowadays. Mind you after getting back out and going to the exit of the walkway we found it was locked so we couldn't leave the plane. We thought we'd have to stay on the plane but when one of the BA staff came along she disagreed with this and let us out :( ;)
I still feel bouncy about it all :)
What did Mother look like @ 54,000?
2003-10-01 12:23 pm (UTC)
Pics will be posted :) Actually not that much different from @ 35.000. You can see the curvature of the horizon but it's v hard to capture that with the camera.