Reply to post: Hounslow 17:56 weekdays ...

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

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Hounslow 17:56 weekdays ...

for *years* was the time to see this beautiful machine fly overhead. You'd hear it well in advance - the engines were truly unmistakeable.

Presumably it touched down at 18:00 ?

It's hard to criticise the US for not pitching in ... there's a TV interview somewhere where one of the decision makers stated that it would have been politically impossible to spend US taxpayers money on what was only ever going to be a playboy project. So whilst we might feel all sorts of warm feelings about Concorde, it's worth noting that we (and our parents) paid for it, and never reaped the rewards.

It's also a stark monument to the terrible sense of state of decay ... no supersonic travel, no moon landings, takes longer to get around the UK than ever before ...

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