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  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
  • dennoc's Avatar
    90 posts since Jan '07
    • First 747 probably flew in the early 70s in Singapore. > Was not born yet.
      Concorde flew in SG for a short period. > for the super rich back then

      Edited by dennoc 15 Feb `07, 3:00PM
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    megatron's Avatar
    659 posts since Jun '03
    • one interesting was the concorde was painted SIA livery on one side n British Airways on the other.
      PLA ceased commercial airlines operations when Changi Aiport became the national airport in 1981.

      Originally posted by dennoc:
      First 747 probably flew in the early 70s in Singapore. > Was not born yet.
      Concorde flew in SG for a short period. > for the super rich back then, maybe just a kiddo then.

      Would be interesting to know who actually taken those plane rides. Rolling Eyes
  • dennoc's Avatar
    90 posts since Jan '07
    • Originally posted by megatron:
      one interesting was the concorde was painted SIA livery on one side n British Airways on the other.
      PLA ceased commercial airlines operations when Changi Aiport became the national airport in 1981.

      is it true that concorde ceased operation also because of its noise pollution?

  • kopiosatu's Avatar
    68,593 posts since Jan '03
    • Originally posted by dennoc:
      is it true that concorde ceased operation also because of its noise pollution?

      i don't think one can go that fast and be quiet at the same time Laughing

  • buses_galore's Avatar
    1,208 posts since Jun '06
  • Pitot's Avatar
    43,431 posts since Aug '05
    • The concorde operation ceased because of noise pollution reasons. thats what was said anyway Laughing

      it had to slow down to subsonic speeds once it reached the malacca straits area..

      we have a pic of the concorde over at the cool pics thread i go dig it up.

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      Mr. Green

      plenty of other pics over at the cool pics thread, check it out when u guys are free.

      i love the 757 in sq colours wad a beauty. Razz

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Did the Concorde made a short call to Changi bef the SINLON ultra Express rt was cancelled?

  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by mhcampboy:
      with concorde... from sg to london how long?

      I think 3 - 4 hrs bah Laughing

  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
    • Originally posted by sbst275:
      I think 3 - 4 hrs bah Laughing

      wtF!

      really ar!!!?

      waaah... BRING BACK CONCORDE!! Mad

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by mhcampboy:
      wtF!

      really ar!!!?

      waaah... BRING BACK CONCORDE!! Mad

      But so long ago liao..

      Concorde somemore never called Changi bef leh Laughing (This one needs to be verified 1st)

      Edited by sbst275 15 Feb `07, 8:17PM
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    659 posts since Jun '03
    • Yes it did. On an AFR Round the world Charter for some old folks. many years ago..

      Originally posted by sbst275:
      But so long ago liao..

      Concorde somemore never called Changi bef leh Laughing (This one needs to be verified 1st)
  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by megatron:
      Yes it did. On an AFR Round the world Charter for some old folks. many years ago..

      So it's a non scheduled flight???

  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
    • wow... but 4 hrs to reach london from singapore... tats super amazing...

      which is the nearest country which still uses concorde?

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by mhcampboy:
      wow... but 4 hrs to reach london from singapore... tats super amazing...

      which is the nearest country which still uses concorde?

      Concorde alrdy gong cheng sheng tui or retired

  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
    • Originally posted by sbst275:
      Concorde alrdy gong cheng sheng tui or retired

      all no use already? Crying or Very sad

      wad a marvelous invention Very Happy

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
    • Originally posted by mhcampboy:
      all no use already? Crying or Very sad

      wad a marvelous invention Very Happy

      Yeap...

      Last flight was some 3 years back

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    megatron's Avatar
    659 posts since Jun '03
    • I wish it was that FAST!
      3-4 hours is normally the flight time a concorde will take from New York to London, flying between FL550 to FL600 at Mach2.02. The fastest time clocked by a concorde is 2hr 53 if I remembered.

      SIN-LHR will take approximately 9hours plus depending on wind factors & the temperature at cruising altitude.
      a B744 flight time is around 14hrs flying at Mach 0.86.

      SIA/BAW flew the thrice weekly service between SIN to LHR via BAH .which was around 1977 to 1981. shortly after which Changi Airport was commissioned & PLA relinguished to RSAF.

      The reasons which the service was cancelled was many & varied ,but mainly noise and poor load factors which did not recover the extremely high operating costs.
      It only seats 100 pax,no cargo.

      Please correct me if I'm wrong as all this is from my old brain cell memories .

      oh, btw, the concorde body expands between 6 to 8 inches at max cruising speed.
      Suddenly u can see n put ur flat palm between panels which u normally cannot on e ground. Same for the SR-71. It expands 12inches.!!

      Originally posted by sbst275:
      I think 3 - 4 hrs bah Laughing
      Edited by megatron 15 Feb `07, 9:13PM
  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
    • Originally posted by sbst275:
      Yeap...

      Last flight was some 3 years back

      i can still remember a sticker on my grandpa's cupboard...

      "Singapore Airline Goes Concorde" Very Happy

  • sbst275's Avatar
    113,395 posts since Jun '04
  • mhcampboy's Avatar
    23,405 posts since Feb '06
    • 9hrs... singapore to london.

      normal planes... 12 hrs... abt 3 hrs diff only...

      well.. 3hrs is a long time for ppl in planes. Laughing

  • dennoc's Avatar
    90 posts since Jan '07
    • Originally posted by mhcampboy:
      with concorde... from sg to london how long?

      A normal subsonic service took around 7-8 hours to fly from London to New York, but Concorde's did it in an average of 3.5hours
      If Singapore to London is 14 hours on a normal plane, than I guess it might be probably 8-9hours on Concorde, almost half the time.

      Edited by dennoc 15 Feb `07, 9:15PM
    • Originally posted by megatron:
      I wish it was that FAST!
      3-4 hours is normally the flight time a concorde will take from New York to London, flying between FL550 to FL600 at Mach2.02. The fastest time clocked by a concorde is 2hr 53 if I remembered.

      SIN-LHR will take approximately 9hours plus depending on wind factors & the temperature at cruising altitude.
      a B744 flight time is around 14hrs flying at Mach 0.86.

      SIA/BAW flew the thrice weekly service between SIN to LHR via BAH .which was around 1977 to 1981. shortly after which Changi Airport was commissioned & PLA relinguished to RSAF.

      The reasons which the service was cancelled was many & varied ,but mainly noise and poor load factors which did not recover the extremely high operating costs.
      It only seats 100 pax,no cargo.

      Please correct me if I'm wrong as all this is from my old brain cell memories .

      oh, btw, the concorde body expands between 6 to 8 inches at max cruising speed.
      Suddenly u can see n put ur flat palm between panels which u normally cannot on e ground. Same for the SR-71. It expands 12inches.!!

      megatron, your memory certainly serves you well!

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