Number 214 : G-BOAG


Aircraft Number 214 
Current registration  G-BOAG
Manufacturer's Serial Number 100 -014
Production Variant Number  102
Maiden Flight  21st April 1978 : Filton, England
British Airways delivery  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 - JFK- BFI (LHR-JFK - Nov 3rd 2003)
Hours Flown 16,239hrs 27mins
Landings 5,633
Supersonic Cycles 5,066
Current Useage Retired from passenger service to Museum of flight, Seattle

Concorde 214 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 for a 6 month period, while G-BOAC was being repaired at Filton.

After an aborted flight to New York on 26th April 1980 the aircraft was grounded with a 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 Feb 1981.

With a lack of parts for it's Concorde fleet BA grounded and used "Alpha Golf" as it main spares source for a period of time up until 1984 when with parts availabe from the newly acquired G-BBDG. "G-BOAG" was returned to service and was the first to fly the the BA "Landor" livery in prepartation for the eventual floatation of British Airways on the London Stock Exchange.

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

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

Picture by Chris Sheldon

The maiden flight of Concorde 214 as a white tail and under the registration of G-BFKW, on 21st April 1978 from Filton.
Picture courtesy of BAE Systems

G-BOAG at Heathrow on Feb 1981 shortly after returning to service after a one year lay off.

Picture by C.A. Gage

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.
Picture by Brian Richards

G-BOAG in its British Airways "landor" livery at the Royal International Air Tatto in 1985.

picture by Tony Rogers

Another shot of 214 at Fairford in 1985. Concorde was flying in formation with the RAF's Aerobatics Team the "Red Arrows" when this picture was taken.
picture by Tony Rogers
Taken on May 5th 2002 as Concorde 214 taxies at Heathrow to line up on Runway 27R for the BA001 departure to New York.
Picture by Webmaster
Alpha Golf returns to Heathrow at the end of her first flight from New York, after completing a 3 month check.
Picture by Webmaster
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

G-BOAG departs on the BA001 to New York
Exactly 2 weeks before the end of scheduled Concorde Services.

picture - John McCurdy