JON HAMMOND Instruments: Organ, Accordion, Piano, Guitar Attended: Berklee College of Music 1974 Languages: English, German *Jon is currently Host of daily CBS radio program HammondCast on KYOU & KYCY 1550 AM, 7 days a week at 4AM PST.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAC Press Opening at Intrepid by Jon Hammond

New York NY June 26, 2004 — Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAC Press Opening at Intrepid by Jon Hammond:
British Airways' Captain Mike Bannister Chief Pilot of the British Airways Concorde fleet on hand to dedicate Concorde Alpha Delta G-BOAC officially retired and beginning it's life as a part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum - project planners and British Airways David Noyes speaking, documentary by Jon Hammond - Music: "Pocket Funk" and "Lydia's Tune" by Jon Hammond ©JON HAMMOND International ASCAP "NEW YORK (AP) After 27 years as the soaring star of international travel, earning five-star reviews from the Hollywood crowd but little applause elsewhere, one of the supersonic Concordes is taking on travelers in a more down-to-earth setting. The slender, needle-nosed airplane that British Airways designated Alpha Delta has been opened to public tours at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, on the Hudson River on Manhattans West Side. Even among Concordes, Alpha Delta is special, holding a trans-Atlantic commercial speed record for a flight between London Heathrow and John F. Kennedy International Airport: 2 hours, 53 minutes and 59 seconds. People who could never afford British Airways $6,000 London-New York fare on the Concorde may now see some of what the high rollers enjoyed at 60,000 feet." http://www.HammondCast.com/
Note from Jon Hammond: It was a real pleasure to meet Captain Mike Bannister, British Airways' Chief Pilot of the Concorde Fleet when he dedicated Concorde Alpha Delta
G-BOAC to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on January 26th 2004 - film forth coming folks, Jon Hammond *Note: I flew the Air France Concorde from JFK to CDG in 1981, 3 hours and 26 minutes NYC to Paris - that was the game changer for me. Now I'm Supersonic! (x2, flew Mach II) - Jon Hammond / Jon Hammond Band
 — with Jon Hammond and Mike Bannister at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

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