Thread: Concorde Blues
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Old 07-19-2016, 01:23 PM
billfish678 billfish678 is offline
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Random semi educated point here.

The Concorde (at least the airframe) was not remotely near the end of its lifespan.

The Cocorde only did one long flight per day. That is much less cycling than a 747 that visits 3 to 5 or more airports in a work day.

Also, the whole air frame got baked dry on every flight. Probably most parts outside of the cabin interior were somewhere between pretty darn hot and hot enough to boil water. Good for driving away moisture.