The Concorde

At times certain ideas and designs are beyond financial justification, and the Concorde was that, an engineering feat. It was a beautiful machine, this shot shot was in 1988 at Heathrow Airport, a gathering of great machines. These planes surpassed all designs for almost a decade, they were beyond their time and spaceage looking, all they had to do was angle up and enter space. The supersonic form of this plane was unmatched, no one has yet to build a plane that could take so many at supersonic speeds. I remember flying on this plane twice in my lifetime, both to New York when I was very young, to New York in 3 hours and that is still unheard of. I even remember the Concorde Lounge at Heathrow Airport being a higher class then even first class, I consider myself lucky to have seen and flew on a technological marvel, not its a part of history but I hope that they come up with a plane such as this in the near future.

Link: Gizmodo

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5 Comments

  1. il pazzo

    to b honest i’m so envious of those who flew on this master piece of engineering … wish they would come back again

  2. I have had the privilege of flying on one quite some time ago, and it was amazing! Like you, I was also younger, but I remember it vividly. It was a sad day when they stopped flying them… damn world economies!

  3. It was ahead of it’s time… I think there is still a market for them. I’m off to the States tomorrow and am dreading the long trip. Wish I hadn’t own Concorde :)

    Happy New Year.

  4. Kuwaity

    Guys you are lucky! I never had the chance to fly on that masterpiece.

    Anyways i was very sad when I heard that it will be out of service. But we all have to remember that engineering is not just doing something like the concorde. Engineering should look into all aspects including environmental issues, economy, safety. The concord was very loud, wasn’t fuel efficient, CO2 emissions were high and it costs too much to operate and not very safe. The last issue was the killer when that airpalne crashed.

    Unlike for example, the airbus 380, it is really enormous, safe and economical that it only consumes 3 Litre of fuel per 100 km ! It consumes less fuel that any production car and most bikes!

  5. I wish I could fly @ supersonic speeds someday. :)

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