stratclub wrote:It is absurd isn't it? Concorde was still flying in controlled airspace, so why would it arbitrarily fly "anywhere it wanted to"? So the flight crew could do some joy riding maybe?
JAGflyer wrote:With the Concorde being significantly higher than the usual traffic crossing the Atlantic via the North-Atlantic Tracks or a random route, were they permitted to fly anywhere they wanted (provided it was flight planned and cleared with ATC). I imagine HF radio worked at FL600 where Concorde would be during the oceanic crossing portion of the flight. Seeing as they were pretty much alone above FL410, it seems like they'd have few restrictions as to where they could and could not fly.
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