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    Re: The moment I've been waiting for...

    I took a tour in one of the concordes in exhibition last year, including a visit to the only existing Concorde simulator. Though the air radt was a marvel of engineering and still extremely pleasing to the eye, a lotof it obvisouly dates many decades back. Even if they hadn’t been phased out when they were, they would have been by now. It would have been awesome to have them flying around like the old warbirds though.


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    Some of the pics I took from Concorde that day:

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    Very beautiful shots Joost. I have yet to do something like that.

    I know this is going down memory lane, but here is a short and touching video I came across:

    The End of Supersonic Travel

     

     

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    Interesting to review where they all ended up.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde_aircraft_histories

    I have seen the Washington (Udvar-Hazy) one, the USS Intrepid plane, the Manchester airport one and the Heathrow Airport plane.

    Will add the Imperial War Museum at Duxford to the list by the end of July, In the UK for a few weeks for Goodwood, the British GP and RIAT.


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    Wow so sad to see !!!


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    Thanks GG and David for more information.
    David, the Concorde I was in last year is the one at the Brookland's museum (LINK).
    If you are into cars and aircraft, it is absolutely worth spending a day at.


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    Thanks Joost!

    Brooklands looks good. Will add that to the list.

    Still have a few free days between the British GP and Goodwood  indecision

    David


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    yes, from Paris to NYC and back.

    I liked it a lot!


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    Concorde, the most beautiful and iconic passenger plane ever


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    Joost:





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    Wow, cockpit is way too complicated.

    Where is the big touch screen option?indecision


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    Targa Tim:
    Joost:





    1528058395041DSC_2770_1920x1280_Signed.jpg

     

    Wow, cockpit is way too complicated.

    Where is the big touch screen option?indecision

    The steam gauges really illustrate the age of the aircraft compared with today's glass cockpits even found in small general aviation aircraft.  I recalled many years ago reading the obituary of one of the key designers of the Concorde only to note that his birthdate was around the time of the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903.  That really put this plane into perspective.  I remember back in 2003, having the opportunity to look at the Spirit of Glen Ellyn, the Wright Flyer replica that flew on the centennial of the first flight.  That plane too, was amazing to see close up.  The details are phenomenal and the technology staggering for the time period.  The Wright Brothers' most significant contributions to aviation were lightweight yet powerful engines and an understanding of how to create a stable and controllable aircraft.  

    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Spirit_of_Glen_Ellyn_at_MSI_20090814.jpg

    Another interesting tidbit about the Wright Brothers plane,  Standard Oil was a major sponsor, suppling the brothers with lubricants and gasoline to help promote uses of gasoline.  

     


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    I wouldn't mind flying 23 miles per minute with steam gauges and fly-by-wire...indecision


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    The Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim also has a Concorde on display and the Russian copy as well. 

    Close to Stuttgart... 


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    Concorde and Concordski together. That would be good to see!

    Monday Munster Tank Museum

    Tuesday Porsche Factory Tour and Museum

    Wednesday Nurburgring

    Looks like we could go to Sinsheim en route from Zuffenhasuen to the Ring...   kiss


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    Sinsheim also has lots of cars on display


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    DJM48:

    Concorde and Concordski together. That would be good to see!

    Monday Munster Tank Museum

    Tuesday Porsche Factory Tour and Museum

    Wednesday Nurburgring

    Looks like we could go to Sinsheim en route from Zuffenhasuen to the Ring...   kiss

    Smiley Smiley


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    In Australia a 3 hour drive is just a medium commute to work  indecision

     


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    Pilot:

     

     

    Concorde

    Yes, all take offs were performed with reheat for safety reasons since this required only one performance calculation (instead of two: one with reheat, one without). To bring this into context, those four engines could produce almost half the thrust of an A380 !! Concorde could make the sun rise in the west ;)

    Sadly, the crash in France was never the fault of the aircraft and I think grounding (and draining) all Concordes was unjustified. To make a very, very long story short, it was not the metal titanium strip on the runway lost by the Continental Airlines DC-10 that ultimately brought the aircraft down, but a long chain of bad decisions. Regardless, it was a tragedy on many levels for sure :(

    To emphasise Pilot's "long story short" - this only takes 19 minutes and gives the full story...Smiley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqOcYhzWUZY

     

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    John H

    Thank you for posting. Very interesting though tragic sequence of events.


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    Thank you John. I've checked out a few videos of John Hutchinson and really respect him and his expertise. He has a brilliant way of explaining things and is so passionate-- I could listen to him for hours. His book The Wind Beneath my Wings is a wonderful read. Smiley

    Upon my last return from Sydney I also bought this little book: Concorde Pocket Manual

    It focuses more on the technical side of Concorde, but is still fascinating and full of gems. Plus the book is beautifully made and well put together so it is definitely worth checking out.


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    Thx John

    Very interestiing but tragic.

    As an Air Crash Investugation junkie I do not recall much of that detail being presented on the relevant episode.

    I wonder if the plane was still doomed after V1, or with 4 (or 3.5) engines an emergency landing and evacuation would have been possible. Will defer to those more knowledgeable than myself but the fire looked fairly significant.

    David


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    PS sorry for double post


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    The beautiful Ogival Wing and its airflow.

    V1 is the speed below which the pilot can still safely abort the take off and stop the aircraft within the length of the remaining runway. I think John Hutchinson summed it up best in his interview; there were just so many things that came together which had an accumulative and cascading negative effect. The crew that day operated the aircraft outside its operating limits and violated not only regulations but standard operating procedures; add to that the maintenance error with the wheel spacer, the uneven runway, and the metal debris that carved a bit of tire away and it seems the end was inevitable :(


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    Pilot:

     

    Boeing 747-8

    Still, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful airliners ever built...no ETOPS (engines turn or passengers swim) here ;)

    Change of subject back to 747 - this is only a 747-400, but very impressive scratch-built R/C plane in Germany with 4 real turbine jets:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akoJ2zBwX1o


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    Actually, I prefer ETOPS certified planes. Smiley


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    RC:

    Actually, I prefer ETOPS certified planes. Smiley

    I’m old school, I prefer more than two engines on airliners. If one engine flames out or needs to be shut down in flight (for whatever reason) when you are far away from an alternate airfield suitable for an emergency landing then you have only one engine left. Smiley

    This is just my opinion and a personal preference as a pilot; I know statistics indicate a relatively low risk, but still...

     


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    What a beautiful 747 model airplane! Take off and landing operations to a paved runway would have made it even more realistic. Thanks for posting Grant. kiss


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    Pilot:
    RC:

    Actually, I prefer ETOPS certified planes. Smiley

    I’m old school, I prefer more than two engines on airliners. If one engine flames out or needs to be shut down in flight (for whatever reason) when you are far away from an alternate airfield suitable for an emergency landing then you have only one engine left. Smiley

    This is just my opinion and a personal preference as a pilot; I know statistics indicate a relatively low risk, but still...

     


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    I didn't say I don't have a bad feeling when flying from Europe to the US in an A330...I clearly prefer the A340, A380 or the 747. Smiley


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    RC:
    Pilot:
    RC:

    Actually, I prefer ETOPS certified planes. Smiley

    I’m old school, I prefer more than two engines on airliners. If one engine flames out or needs to be shut down in flight (for whatever reason) when you are far away from an alternate airfield suitable for an emergency landing then you have only one engine left. Smiley

    This is just my opinion and a personal preference as a pilot; I know statistics indicate a relatively low risk, but still...

     


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    I didn't say I don't have a bad feeling when flying from Europe to the US in an A330...I clearly prefer the A340, A380 or the 747. Smiley

    However, consider that with more components, four engine aircraft are more prone to have failures than those with two engines.  See the Poisson distribution as a demonstrative for reliability.  Also consider that during the era of the reciprocating aircraft engine, four engines were preferred since engine failure happened during almost every flight.  


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    Yay, happy summertime everyone!

    This is from our rooftop heliport, taken a few hours ago just before liftoff :)


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