XH558 - was Re: using new technology etc

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 12:47:32 CST 1970

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Peter
> Cetinski
> Sent: 19 June 2015 13:26
> To: jwsmail at jwsss.com; General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Subject: Re: XH558 - was Re: using new technology etc
> > On Jun 19, 2015, at 7:50 AM, jwsmobile <jws at jwsss.com> wrote:
> >
> > The closest I came to an aircraft in this class was an almost on a Concorde
> Ticket in the late 70's when an upgrade to first class could get you near to the
> Concorde fare, and then on a visit in the 90's I got to see one take off like a
> rocket @ Heathrow.
> >
> > thanks
> > Jim
> I remember the first time I saw Concorde as a boy.  I was at JFK, I think to see
> off my grandmother who was taking a trip back to the old country.  I’m
> standing at one of the large windows looking out at the flightline when all of
> a sudden, from the right, at what seemed to me to be just a few hundred
> feet above the terminal building, comes this giant roaring bird at what
> seemed to be a 30 degree bank after just taking off.  My little boy jaw just
> dropped as I watched this screaming monster white dragon fly by.

I once got held, waiting for a runway, probably London Heathrow but somehow Manchester sticks in my head. Any way there was a Concorde queued infront of use waiting for a Concorde to land.
So I go to watch a landing and a takeoff...

> What the heck has happened to us that we can build these planes 50 years
> ago that are unsurpassed even today?  Sad.

Well firstly governments had money. Concorde must have cost the British and French tax payers millions...
As for progress, the A380 might not be so fast, but I bet in total bandwidth the through put is higher....



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