Did I miss seeing the Concorde fly [Southwestern US @ 1990]

Maybe they’re back again.

https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/united-airlines-ual-inks-agreement-with-boom-supersonic-2021-06-07

One difference, though. The Concorde was the product of established British and French aviation companies, while Boom is a startup that’s been around for half a decade or so.

Technical Building C was tall enough to be level with Concorde taking off, and Technical Building H was even higher?:slight_smile:

There have been many media announcements of upcoming supersonic airliners in the past decades that you never heard of shortly thereafter. It’s hard to give much credence to this one.

We shall see. I’m kinda with you. I’ll believe it when it happens.

As Colin Jost says, get ready to fly fast and cheap on the only airliner named after the sound of an explosion!

So far as I’m aware, nobody has solved the whole sonic boom problem, which means flying over land is a non-starter. Maybe these folks have a way to fly over the ocean without being a fuel-guzzling energy nightmare, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

Ref the Boom, see also this dedicated thread on an allied topic:

OK - I’m a little slow this month and that flew right over my head on first read…

Touché

I believe it meant that Concorde had to stay under a certain speed while over the US, but it didn’t mean that it couldn’t fly at all.

I worked cabin service for the Concorde in DFW. Not sure where it was coming from or where it was going though. I believe they flew under British Airways. (It was many moons ago so the memories are vague)