ANGUS MACLEAN COLLECTION
No. 11203. Aérospatiale/British Aircraft Corporation Concorde 100 (G-BBDG c/n 202)
Photographed at Brooklands, Weybridge, U.K., July 23, 2011, by Angus MacLean

Aérospatiale/British Aircraft Corporation Concorde 100

03/31/2012. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The second production Concorde (the first produced in the UK) and the first Concorde in full British Airways livery, G-BBDG (affectionately known as Delta Golf) never saw airline service. First flown on February 13, 1974, along with the first French production Concorde F-WTSB (c/n 100-201), it did the bulk of the certification flying. Angus MacLean flew many times on it as a Flight Test Engineer with Rolls Royce. After 1,282 flying hours (of which 514 supersonic), G-BBDG last flew on December 24, 1981.

Initially stored in the open at Filton near Bristol, it was acquired by British Airways in 1984 and used as a source of spares for service Concorde's, in May 1988 it was stored in a purpose-built hangar at Filton. After retirement of the Concorde in October 2003, British Airways offered G-BBDG to the Brooklands Museum at Weybridge, Surrey, the site were 30% of each Concorde was built (assembly took place at Filton). Presently the aircraft is under long-term restoration and will be placed in a new building along with other aircraft as the VC10, Vanguard, Varsity and Viscount."




Created March 31, 2012