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  • antiqueaviation
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    Concorde Visits To South Africa

    I am busy compiling a list of the relatively few occasions that Concorde flew to South Africa. The "hot & high" trails are well known but there are other occasions which seem to have gone unrecorded in South Africa. Here is a brief list of the ones I know of - can anyone add to it or offer additional information?

    January / February 1973 Concorde G-BSST Hot and High trials in Johannesburg, supersonic trials in Cape Town (over the ocean)

    March 1976 Concorde G-BBDG Hot and High trials in Johannesburg, supersonic trials in Cape Town (over the ocean). Data from production model compared with data from prototype

    March 1985 Concorde G-BOAC Cunard charter flight to carry passengers to and from QE2 on its world cruise. Set new London to Cape Town speed record, new Cape Town to London record and return flight record for its class.

    April 1990 Concorde G-BOAF Charter flight no further details known

    March 1992 Concorde G-BOAC Chartered for launch of new BMW 3 series. Carried out promotional flights between Johannesburg and Cape Town

    1993/1994 Concorde G-BOAC No further details known

    February 2000 Concorde G-BOAD American charter Washington to Cape Town and return no further details known
  • Sabrejet
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    #2
    G-BOAC March 1985:

    (service/date/chocks out/wheels off/route/wheels down/chocks in)
    100/28Mar85/1112/1126/LHR-ROB/1453/1458
    100/28Mar85/1624/1629/ROB-CPT/1935/1940
    100/29Mar85/1003/1019/CPT-ROB/1332/1336
    100/29Mar85/1445/1452/ROB-LHR/1825/1830

    ROB=Roberts International, Liberia; CPT=Cape Town.

    ​​​​​​​I'll see if I can find any others.

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    • Sabrejet
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      #3
      Next Cape Town seems to be this epic (flight type 'CH' - not sure what that is but I guess Charter):

      100/01Apr89/G-BOAF/1133/1153/LHR-JFK/2133/2136
      100/01Apr89/G-BOAF/1702/1720/JFK-ACA/2015/2020
      100/03Apr89/G-BOAF/1620/1630/ACA-OAK/1850/1855
      100/03Apr89/G-BOAF/2100/2111/OAK-HNL/2331/2336
      100/05Apr89/G-BOAF/2157/2214/HNL-PPT/0044/0051 (on 5th - dateline)
      100/08Apr89/G-BOAF/1924/1945/PPT-CHC/2225/2232
      100/12Apr89/G-BOAF/0114/0118/CHC-SYD/0242/0301
      100/14Apr89/G-BOAF/2334/2351/SYD-PER/0230/0237 (on 15th?)
      100/15Apr89/G-BOAF/0416/0433/PER-CMB/0753/0759
      100/17Apr89/G-BOAF/0805/0811/CMB-MBA/1053/1058
      100/20Apr89/G-BOAF/1000/1010/MBA-CPT/1256/1301
      100/23Apr89/G-BOAF/0815/0825/CPT-ROB/1130/1133
      100/23Apr89/G-BAOF/1235/1240/ROB-LHR/1601/1608
      ACA= Acapulco International Airport; OAK=Oakland; HNL=Honolulu; PPT=Fa'a'ā International Airport; CHC=Christchurch, NZ; SYD=Sydney; PER=Perth; CMB= Colombo; MBA=Mombasa

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      • antiqueaviation
        Rank 5 Registered User

        #4
        Awesome Sabrejet - absolutely perfect! Just the kind of details I am looking for. Did not know about that "Round the World" flight in 1989 at all.
        That kind of flight schedule for all of them would be most welcome.

        Many thanks!

        PS - for some reason G-BOAC also carried SAA markings on the forward fuselage for some unknown reason at some point during this epic flight.

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        • Sabrejet
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          #5
          These seem to be the only others:

          100/14Mar90/G-BOAF/1318/1327/LHR-JFK/1654/1700
          100/14Mar90/G-BOAF/1850/1906/JFK-ACA/2150/2155
          100/16Mar90/G-BOAF/1851/1859/ACA-LAS/2125/2129
          100/16Mar90/G-BOAF/2355/0015/LAS-HNL/0317/0320
          100/19Mar90/G-BOAF/2255/2314/HNL-PPT/0145/0148
          100/22Mar90/G-BOAF/2055/2107/PPT-CHC/2356/0001
          100/26Mar90/G-BOAF/0001/0014/CHC-SYD/0142/0145
          100/29Mar90/G-BOAF/0259/0319/SYD-DPS/0646/0655
          100/31Mar90/G-BOAF/0325/0343/DPS-CMB/0623/0626
          100/31Mar90/G-BOAF/0722/0729/CMB-MBA/1010/1015
          100/03Apr90/G-BOAF/1408/1415/MBA-CPT/1700/1706
          100/07Apr90/G-BOAF/0800/0811/CPT-ROB/1117/1122
          100/07Apr90/G-BOAF/1220/1228/ROB-LHR/1543/1552

          LAS=Las Vegas, DPS=Bali, MBA=Mombasa

          100/15Mar92/G-BOAF/0925/0941/LHR-LIS/1105/1110
          100/15Mar92/G-BOAF/1300/1323/LIS-ABJ/1625/1630
          100/15Mar92/G-BOAF/1747/1757/ABJ-JNB/2134/2140
          100/18Mar92/G-BOAF/0645/0656/JNB-CPT/0847/0856
          100/18Mar92/G-BOAF/1430/1440/CPT-JNB/1610/1618
          100/19Mar92/G-BOAF/0640/0656/JNB-CPT/0838/0845
          100/19Mar92/G-BOAF/1413/1423/CPT-JNB/1545/1601
          100/20Mar92/G-BOAF/0639/0650/JNB-CPT/0835/0842
          100/20Mar92/G-BOAF/1424/1430/CPT-JNB/1600/1603
          100/23Mar92/G-BOAF/0635/0651/JNB-CPT/0835/0840
          100/23Mar92/G-BOAF/1424/1430/CPT-JNB/1559/1603
          100/24Mar92/G-BOAF/0639/0650/JNB-CPT/0820/0830
          100/24Mar92/G-BOAF/1416/1426/CPT-JNB/1555/1608
          100/25Mar92/G-BOAF/0631/0650/JNB-CPT/0825/0831
          100/27Mar92/G-BOAF/0929/0939/CPT-ABJ/1235/1240
          100/27Mar92/G-BOAF/1337/1342/ABJ-LIS/1636/1641
          100/27Mar92/G-BOAF/1805/1820/LIS-LHR/1953/1958

          LIS=Lisbon, ABJ=Abidjan, JNB=Johannesburg

          100/23Oct93/G-BOAC/0912/0924/LHR-ATH/1151/1155
          100/23Oct93/G-BOAC/1320/1345/ATH-NBO/1740/1750
          100/30Oct93/G-BOAC/1120/1140/NBO-HRE/1355/1400
          100/31Oct93/G-BOAC/1010/1025/HRE-HRE/1203/1207
          100/04Nov93/G-BOAC/1200/1218/HRE-JNB/1342/1355
          100/09Nov93/G-BOAC/0900/0913/JNB-CPT/1109/1113
          100/10Nov93/G-BOAC/0800/0810/CPT-ABJ/1115/1120
          100/10Nov93/G-BOAC/1245/1252/ABJ-LIS/1534/1539
          100/10Nov93/G-BOAC/1657/1711/LIS-LHR/1840/1848

          ATH=Athens, NBO=Nairobi, HRE=Harare

          100/11Feb00/G-BOAD/0929/0942/LHR-IAD/1332/1336
          100/12Feb00/G-BOAD/1600/1618/IAD-RAK/1947/1951
          100/15Feb00/G-BOAD/1000/1013/RAK-LOS/1322/1330
          100/15Feb00/G-BOAD/1518/1532/LOS-CPT/1820/1827
          100/19Feb00/G-BOAD/1044/1059/CPT-HRE/1310/1315
          100/21Feb00/G-BOAD/1906/1921/HRE-NBO/1135/1140
          100/26Feb00/G-BOAD/0630/0658/NBO-AQJ/1024/1027
          100/28Feb00/G-BOAD/1146/1157/AQJ-CAI/1244/1252
          100/02Mar00/G-BOAD/0955/1020/CAI-LIS/1313/1320
          100/02Mar00/G-BOAD/1440/1505/LIS-IAD/1843/1848
          100/03Mar00/G-BOAD/1615/1625/IAD-LHR/2016/2022

          IAD=Washington, DC, RAK=Marrakesh, LOS=Lagos, AQJ=Aqaba, CAI=Cairo

          I have more detail on the '73 and '76 flights if you want them: maybe PM me with email address?

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          • antiqueaviation
            Rank 5 Registered User

            #6
            Again many thanks Sabrejet - these details clear up a lot of uncertainty I had about the later flights, particularity the March 1992 trip.

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