Thread: Concorde Blues
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Old 07-29-2016, 08:15 PM
Martini Enfield Martini Enfield is offline
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Concorde visited Christchurch when I was a kid (can't remember the exact date but it would have been sometime around 1989-1995ish or so) and my parents took us to go and see it (Dad liked planes a lot too).

I remember it being very cool but also looking like it hadn't been updated since the late 1960s; and also how cramped the cabin was.

It was still very cool though; I've often wondered why the design never ended up in service on something like a Sydney-Singapore route; there's plenty of demand, plenty of people who would like to get there faster rather than more comfortably, and pretty much the entire trip would be over water or uninhabited desert - ideal places to go supersonic.