Timborara From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 31 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1963 times:
Personally, I am very happy to see that both British Airways and Air France are putting Concorde back into service on November the 7th.
What does everybody else think?
Does anyone live under it's deafening flight path and is sorry its back?
Your thoughts please people........
Gyro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
I just hope that the aviation security authorities will be very strict with who they let on board... I hope that stricter baggage checks and other security measures will be put in place for Concorde passengers. Why, because she can cause a lot of damage before an Air Force can scramble jets into the air to intercept her, and if necessary shoot her down... She is as fast as an F-16!!!
I hate to be negative about this, but I'm sure that some crazy, fanatic cells are thinking about this "grand" opportunity to shock the world once again, using the same methods just to show how "helpless" we are...
It was a thought that struck me the other day, while watching an announcement of her return on CNN...
Russianplnelvr From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 228 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
I'm very happy to hear Concorde is coming back. It seems soooo long ago since it was last flying passengers. I just pray that one day I will be able to afford to buy a ticket on one. Hopefully somone will post pictures of it's re-entry revenue flight.
Contrails From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1842 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1793 times:
The Concorde is a beautiful plane, and a monument to man's technological accomplishments. I'll always remember sitting at Arlington Stadium (TX) one fall night many years ago and seeing the Concorde fly in front of a beautiful harvest moon. What a sight that was!
But I am not all that enthused about its return. The plane drinks fuel like there's no tomorrow; there are environmental issues associated with it; only rich people can afford to ride on it; and only a handful of cities are served by it.
It was a great experiment, but it's time to move on. Put them in museums, and maybe someday in the future the lessons learned can be put to good use. Hopefully a future generation can fly in hyper-space planes and look back with amazement at what late 1960's-generation technology accomplished.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13387 posts, RR: 77
Reply 22, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1768 times:
Today, the 3rd modified BA Concorde, OAG, carried out a test flight.
In the first 4 days of ticket sales, BA took £11 million in fares.
That promotion is limited, and not unusual.
Some flights as far forward as April 2002 are already 20% full, profits start at around 35% loads, depending on the types of tickets booked.
At Mach 2, Concorde is very fuel efficient, the engines being 42% thermal efficient, still unrivalled. And plenty of airframe life left.
Don't understand French ATC's problem, if true. In the UK, if there is a big delay it diverts.
Security has ALWAYS been tight on BA Concorde, very few know how to fly her, (there have been twice as many astronauts than Concorde pilots). The two simulators being owned by EADS and BAE Systems.
Plus, the Mayor of NY sent his congratulations, enough said!