Max Q wrote:Pretty sure Concorde had the ability to do cross bleed starts
...Can Concorde start its engines without a GPU (there being no APU)?...
As you suspected, no. Two aircarts (one on each side) were required, although we could make do with one, but that then took much longer.
shamrock137 wrote:Interesting it didn't have a cross bleed. doing some reading on the website mentioned above also shows that anti-ice was mostly electric, and not bleed air. With the delta wing, how sensitive was the aircraft when operating in icing conditions?
Okie wrote:shamrock137 wrote:Interesting it didn't have a cross bleed. doing some reading on the website mentioned above also shows that anti-ice was mostly electric, and not bleed air. With the delta wing, how sensitive was the aircraft when operating in icing conditions?
Well she cruised at FL600 which is seriously dry and the surface temperature of the aircraft was 260°F. So I suspect what little time the aircraft spent in the icing regime during clime and decent that electric was the best choice either for weigh or complexity.
TheWorm123 wrote:I’m young enough but also old enough to have had a UK secondary school prom back in 2013, and we held it in the then new Concorde hanger at MAN runway viewing park.
The party was held pretty much under the bird herself, it was the only venue big enough for all the students.
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