Son of Concorde!!

Howard2k

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Very cool!

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‘Son of Concorde’ gets the go ahead: Craft that can go from London to New York in THREE HOURS will fly in 2021 at speeds of over 1,200mph, reveals Airbus


Airbus reveals the



Not sure I'd ever get the chance to fly on it, but that looks awesome. :thumb:
 

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That's not gonna last.

And I don't mean that in any way that detracts from the coolness of it. It is. It's just not gonna last.
 

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That's not gonna last.

And I don't mean that in any way that detracts from the coolness of it. It is. It's just not gonna last.

Who knows. It's for private flight. Maybe Minte will post a review one day. :laugh2:
 

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will fly in 2021 at speeds of over 1,200mph, reveals Airbus

and will cost over $1,200 to fly in. and a 50lbs bags will cost over $120 :laugh2:
 

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That does look pretty cool!

It's too bad we can't have supersonic flight over the U.S. Maybe some day? I think NASA and others are still studying ways to address the loudness of sonic booms and how to influence their overall character?
 

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It does look like an elongated Starfighter (aka the widowmaker).

Marketing dept. will have fun trying to convince potential buyers!
 

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That does look pretty cool!

It's too bad we can't have supersonic flight over the U.S. Maybe some day? I think NASA and others are still studying ways to address the loudness of sonic booms and how to influence their overall character?

You do have supersonic flight over the US.
 

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If the fare is not too high (compared to business/first class international) we'll take it! We like to travel, but I absolutely hate air travel. I can't stand coach any more for more that an hour or so (because the airlines have reduced space so much). And my wife always wanted to fly the Concorde -- and by the time we got the money, it was gone. And Minte is not the only one on this board who does things first class, or does not do them.
 

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They have an old Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. I got to walk through it. It was a little cramped.
 

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Concorde was a money pit, never ran in the black over its 30-year career. It was only marginal economically when designed, and then came the huge 1970s increase in fuel prices. Boeing guessed right with the 747: haul huge numbers of people at lower but still high-subsonic speed.

Even the speed differential made no difference in turnaround time, since Concorde's maintenance requirements meant that its sortie rate was no better than a 747s, even if the flight itself took two hours less.
 

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30 passengers isn't viable!
 

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With enough room for about 24-32 passengers by the look of it....:laugh2:

Not even half that, per the OP link;

Capacity: Up to 12 passengers
Length: 170 feet (51.8 metres)
Wingspan: 61 feet (18.6 metres)
Height: 22 feet (6.7 metres)
Wing area: 1,350 ft² (125 m²)
Maximum speed: Mach 1.5 (1,217 mph (1960 km/h)

Range: 4750 miles to 5300 miles (8797 km to 9816 km)
 

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They have an old Concorde at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. I got to walk through it. It was a little cramped.

Did the ceiling still leak in the back?
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