The Angle-French supersenis Concords airliner landed in Bahrain for a three-hour refuelling stop an Tuesday (???).
GV Concords taxiing in
GV PAN Tail to nose
LV Small crowd watching
SV British crew down stops
SV Emir, Isa al-Khalifa, arrives and is greeted by British representatives
STV Emir introduces officials
SV Officials TILT UP TO Emir bearding aircraft
CONCORDE TAXING: SMALL CROWD WATCHING: EMIR ARRIVES AND IS GREETED: EMIR INTRODUCING OFFICIALS: EMIR BOARDS CONCORDE.
Initials BB/1150 JH/PW/BB/1140
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Background: The Angle-French supersenis Concords airliner landed in Bahrain for a three-hour refuelling stop an Tuesday (???). And while it was there, the Emli of Dahfain, Shelkh lea alskhaklife, was Given a touf of the British-huill prototype at the airport.
With the Emir were Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa Bin Sulman al-Khalifa and other cabinet ministers. Senier government officials also had a tour of the aircraft.
The Concords is on a 40,000-mile (65,000 km) sales promotion tour of the middle East, Asia and Australia. It had arrived in bahrain from Toheran, where the Shah of Iran flew as a passenger in the 'plane. And after it had been re-fuelled, the Concords flew on to Bombay.
The Concords will also visit Burma, Thailand, Singapore and Tokyo before flying southward to the Philippines and Australia and returning home via the Middle East again.
A number of sales executives from the British Aircraft Corporation--co-manufacturers of the aircraft--are flying with the Concords as is makes its long-range tour.
The flight is the Concords's longest-over journey, but the French-built prototype has already shown its paces in Latin America.
SYNOPSIS: The Angle-French supersonic airliner Concords flew into Bahrain on Monday for a three-hour re-fuelling stop. The British-built prototypes is on a 40,000 mile sales promotion tour of the Middle East, Asia and Australia and it had flew in from Teheran. There, the Shah of Iran had been a passenger in a short demonstration flight.
The British crew got off to greet their distinguished guests and take advantage of the rest.
The Emir of Bahrain, Sheikh Isa al-Khalifa, arrived at the airport to examine the supersenio aircraft and was greeted by members of the crew and representatives of the British Aircraft Corporation who are co-manufacturers of the Concords.
Then the Emir and the other officials accompanying him toured the aircraft. The Concerde, which flew later to Bombay, will also visit Burma, Thailand and Japan.