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User currently offlineZOTAN From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 609 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Rlight now on the show Nova on PBS they have a show about the concorde. I just turned it on, but just though it let you guys know...

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9641 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Yes it was on at 8pm in the US on Nova. I thought it was a decent show. Nothing new or spectacular, but a fair representation of the financial disaster that was Concorde. It made a big point of showing that anything can be built if someone (in this case the French and British governments) would pay for it. It didn't offer much technical stuff though. I was hoping to learn some facts about that actual building of the plane since I missed out on that from when I worked this summer partially giving tours of the bird at The Museum of Flight in Seattle.


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User currently offlineN317as From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

Pretty interesting stuff. I had no idea the 747 killed so many "projected" Concorde sales. Of course landing rights may have killed a few also.

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9641 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

I thought that the orders were killed before the landing rights became an issue. But the plane's sonic boom really hurt its marketing potential since no one wanted it flying near them. It wasn't just a NIMBY thing, since it truly was loud. Also I never knew that Concorde struggled to make it from CDG-JFK with bad winds. Its range was the minimum necessary for its two big clients, which also killed sales.


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