Concorde G-BOAG

Current registration – G-BOAG

Manufacturer’s Serial Number - 100 -014

Aircraft Number - 214

Production Variant Number - 102

Concorde 214 G-BOAG, was built as a standard 191 model, and was never fully converted to variant 102 specification (It retained it’s nickel-cadmium batteries, and charge controllers to prevent overcharge run-away)

Maiden Flight - 21st April 1978: Filton, UK.

British Airways delivery date - 6th February 1980

Registration history –

First Registered as G-BFKW on 27th January 1978 to British Aerospace

Re-registered as G-BOAG by British Airways on 9th February 1981

De-Registered - 4th May 2004

Final Flight – November 5th 2003 – New York JFK  – Seattle (November 5th 2003 – JFK- BFI (LHR-JFK – Nov 3rd 2003)

Hours Flown - 16,239hrs 27mins

Landings - 5,633

Supersonic Flights - 5,066

Current Location - Retired from passenger service to Museum of flight, Seattle

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Aircraft History –

Concorde G-BOAG had a less than glamorous start to its life as G-BFKW. After manufacture and with no buyer, it was loaned via a sale or return agreement to British Airways, to cover a 6 month period, while G-BOAC was being repaired at Filton.

26th April 1980: After an aborted flight to New York the aircraft was grounded with water contaminated hydraulic system. The contamination had induced an intake ramp failure at Mach 2, which in turn lead to engine surges. The aircraft did not fly again for more than a year, but at a cost of one million pounds was re-entered into service, this time as G-BOAG, in February 1981.

1982 – 1984: With a lack of spare parts available for its Concorde fleet BA grounded and used “Alpha Golf” as its main source of spares for Concorde. This carried on for a period of time up until 1984; at this point BA acquired G-BBDG to use as a source of spares and returned G-BOAG to service.

April 25th 1985: She was the first to be used to unveil and fly the new BA “Landor” livery and new interior livery in preparation for the eventual floatation of British Airways on the London Stock Exchange, before being returned to service.

1985: Fly past with the Red Arrows at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

May 27TH 1996: G-BOAG starts a refurbishment programme.

December 1996: G-BOAG is the last Concorde to be repainted in the new Chatham livery.

October 19th 2001: First flight after the post Paris crash modification programme, the third British Airways Concorde to fly again.

October 1st 2003: Visit to Toronto to start the North American farewell tour.

October 14th 2003: Visit to Dulles Airport, Washington to conclude the North American farewell tour.

October 22nd 2003: Visit to Manchester as part of the UK farewell tour.

October 24th 2003: Final flight from New York before joining G-BOAE and G-BOAF on a low circuit of London and then touching down at Heathrow together to mark the last day of Concorde commercial flights.

November 3rd 2003: Flight to New York on the first leg of a journey to its retirement home at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

November 5th 2003: Final flight is from JFK across northern Canada to Seattle. Having been given special permission to fly supersonic over land, G-BOAG sets a new record for the East to West crossing of North America.

Pictures & Video of British Airways Concorde G-BOAG

A Broken Concorde..... G-BFKW after water contamination of her Hydraulics. She was being used by BA "on-loan" while OAC was back at Filton being repaired. BAe had transferred title to BA for less than £100K to keep the regulators happy, as it was BAe never got a chance to buy her back and BA kept her, eventually modifying her to be closer to their own standard. She was repaired after this incident and did go back in to service as G-BOAG in the very early 80s, before being stood down for numerous reasons till 1985.

G-BOAG departs from runway 09L at LHR on April 10th 2003 - The Day B announced its plans to retire the fleet later in 2003

Concorde G-BOAG in a 1990's British Airways Air to Air publicity shot

Concorde G-BOAG roars out of Heathrow on the morning on Jan 22nd 2002

Concorde G-BOAG departing Heathrow for New York during the evening

Concorde G-BOAG

This early 1980's picture shows G-BOAG on the ground at Heathrow missing some key parts, such as the activator off the rudder and part of the leading wing edge.

Concorde G-BOAG where she belongs, in the skies

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