Hi guys in the UK, dont forget "Concorde: A Love Story" is on BBC2 at 2000 hrs tonight (Sunday 19 Oct).
"Concorde: A Love Story
Due to be taken out of service on Friday, the world’s only supersonic passenger plane is finally brought to ground.
It's all too easy to see the decommissioning of Concorde as a symbol of national decline. But it makes more sense to think of it as a thing of great beauty and an engineering triumph that will be remembered for ever.
Yes, it's sad that it has to stop flying, but it's great that it ever flew at all. The sheer scale of the folie de grandeur is marvellous - as this film outlines tellingly. The pilot's seat alone cost £80 million to develop. The final cost of £1.4 billion was ten times the original estimate.
Celebrity frequent fliers, engineers, pilots and stewardesses tell the story of an icon. "
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