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Welcome back son.You lucky bastard ,or should i say you lucky rich bastard:) you flew on Concorde 4 times.Did you watched that program on Concorde last night. I think there have been designs but believe it would not be cost effective in this day and age
This was a cool Link, I hope it works, Lots of history and whats happening.. http://www.concordesst.com/
The only reason Concorde was economically unviable is because it wasn't American. If it had been then the major U.S. airlines would have bought some & it wouldn't have been shut out of a squillion American airports.Rant over [!]
Quote from: DoctorBeaver on 30/01/2007 18:26:09The only reason Concorde was economically unviable is because it wasn't American. If it had been then the major U.S. airlines would have bought some & it wouldn't have been shut out of a squillion American airports.Rant over [!]I'm afraid the Concorde came at the wrong moment. The concept behind it was that almost everything was sacrificed to have that extra speed, hence a low number of seats (and from what I hear not very comfortable seats at that) and engines that consumed hellish amounts of fuel.Concorde started to fly commercially right at the time of an energy crisis, when prices went up for good. And about the same time, environmental issues were getting more and more important. The next generation of planes got bigger rather than faster, and that evolution is still going on.To speak in evolutionary terms : Concorde was at the end of a line that was no longer adapted to the changing environment. But it sure was a splendid bird to watch !
Similar things are done with other things in other cases. In America it's 'The astronaut is aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour'. In the UK the Notting Hill Carnival is often just "Carnival" or "Notting Hill Carnival" without the the.