Thread: Concorde Blues
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Old 07-28-2016, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jz78817 View Post
it used reheat (afterburning) during take-off, so calling it "extremely loud" is being charitable
That's the truth. In the early 1980s I worked occasionally at USCG Station Rockaway on near the Marine Parkway Bridge on the Rockaway Peninsula. The Concorde had a 10:00 flight out of JFK, about five miles away. When the Concorde began its takeoff I would hear this loud roar that no other airplane made. Landing around 5 PM was much better. Impressive looking plane but one smart thing Congress did during the Nixon administration was refuse to fund the Boeing 2707 that he wanted. Caused massive layoffs in Seattle which is unfortunate but SST has proven to be a dead end