Thread: Concorde Blues
View Single Post
Old 07-19-2016, 07:14 PM
Lord Feldon Lord Feldon is offline
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 5,445
Originally Posted by gotpasswords View Post
IIRC, there was a huge grass-roots effort of residents around Chicago's O'Hare to keep Concorde's sonic booms away, and similar efforts took place at other airports to the point that Concorde was effectively limited to New York's JFK, London's Heathrow and Paris' Charles De Gaulle.
And even if it avoided supersonic flight near land, it still attracted controversy because its engines were extremely loud, even in the 1970s when all jets were loud.