Reply to post: Hats in the gaps?

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

Matthew 3

Hats in the gaps?

I recall reading that the heat expansion during flight was sufficient that a large gap opens up on the flight deck and that, for the last flights, the captains put their hats into the gap. After slowing down the gap closes up again. The hats are thus sealed in for ever, unless the plane flies again.

Is this true? And did it happen for this Concorde?

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