Listen United946. If there are someone that is really worried about keeping the things in aviation I'm one of them, but you were the one that started the fire when you get that personall, is or is not true that Comet and Concorde were ahead when they came back? Is it or is not true that when we discuss matters regarding aviation some fellows from the other side of the pound" get really worried and always come with same issue "Europe versus USA"? Well we have to admit the facts if Concord was a big blow to american supersonic aviation industry why not face it? I'm sure american companies when they saw Concorde starting to fly they probably expected the plane would last 3, 4 or maybe 5 years! Well the plane is flying for almost 25 years and still going strong!!! Another thing you said is to use facts, I don't understand how can you say that Concorde can't fly supersonic over land, why? Do you know how many charter flights Concorde does every year? Do you know that BA had a flight from London to the Middle East with this plane in the past, did you know that Singapore Airlines started ( although briefly ) a flight with Concorde from Singapore to London and even painted a plane with their colours? Do you remember seeing the Concorde painted with Braniff colours and flying in USA? So why do you say that? Don't think that you are misleading people with those "not accurate" informations? That's the point I want to express, I'm not a guy that like to fight for these type of issues, I love aviation, as I said to you I'm been following aviation since a small kid, I passed all my life related with aviation - as an outsider always - I also had the previlege to fly around the world a few times, and also know some people that flew for many years pilots that started from the DC-3 untill the 747, so I have - saying this humbly - a good acknoledgement about aviation and I'm the last person inn the word that want to burn this forum with issues like "The big airline war between Europe versus America", all I said were facts! And most of my flights were in american aircrafts and I do love to visit America, as a matter of fact I hope to return in 2 years! You see, I'm an ordinary man!!!
I hope this conversation will clean all the bitter we had and consider yourself invited ( with your family ) to visit my farm in the South of Portugal anytime, just send a small message by my personall E-Mail!
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