The end of an era


It appears that the Concorde Supersonic Airliner is being taken out of service after three decades of service and a glowing safety record. The Concorde was, is, dammit, the most graceful and elegant passenger aircraft out there. Was it years ahead of its time, or are we going backwards?

Imagine being at the end of 1969 again: Man has just walked on the moon, and there are two great new aircraft available: the 747 for lots of people going slowly, and Concorde, for not so many people going very fast.

The Wright Brother's first flight was 1903. Sixty-six years later, we'd walked on the moon, and invented the Jumbo Jet and Concorde. What have we done since then?

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