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The forgotten story of when Pan Am evaluated the Concorde and its crews pushed it to Mach 2.6 – The Aviation Geek Club

“Ultimately, all of the U.S. airlines canceled their orders for the Concorde for economic as well as environmental reasons. John Anderson and I were tremendously disappointed,” Paul Roitsch, Captain with Pan Am. The Aérospatiale/British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) Concorde was a British-French supersonic passenger jet airliner. It had a maximum speed of Mach 2.04 (1,354 mph …

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Former US military aviators explain why an experienced fighter pilot can’t fly a Cessna 172 without training – The Aviation Geek Club

‘It’s a very different aircraft from the jets I flew, and despite being much lower performance, the Cessna 172 is perfectly capable of killing you when it impacts the ground,’ David Tussey, former US Navy A-7 Corsair II pilot. The Cessna 172 is an all metal, four seat, high wing, single engine airplane equipped with …

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One Step Closer to Flight: time-lapse video shows manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST aircraft from May 2019 to June 2021 – The Aviation Geek Club

The time-lapse video in this post features the manufacturing of the X-59 QueSST and includes the merger of its main sections – the wing, tail assembly, and fuselage or forward section. The time-lapse video in this post features the manufacturing of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology, or QueSST, aircraft from May 2019 to June 2021 …

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Tu-144 Vs Concorde: the Concordski was bigger and faster than its Anglo-French counterpart, but its glory was quite short. Here’s why. – The Aviation Geek Club

Bigger and more powerful than the Concorde, under the surface the Tu-144 lacked the advanced internals, engine and braking technology of the Anglo-French supersonic airliner. In the heat of the Cold War, the militaries of both camps were competing not only in the space race. The civil aviation companies in turn raced supersonic flight. Conceived …

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How Singapore Airlines became the third airline in the world (after British Airways and Air France) to operate Concorde supersonic airliner – The Aviation Geek Club

Concorde G-BOAD proudly displayed the Singapore Airlines livery, but only on the left side of the fuselage, as the right side was adorned with the British Airways Negus livery. Since the Port Authority of New York denied both British Airways and Air France landing rights at New York JFK, the two airlines needed to find …

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Not a single photo of Concorde flying at Mach 2 exists. Here’s why. – The Aviation Geek Club

Supercruising at Mach 2.0 for hours to traverse the Atlantic, Concorde could effectively outrun a nuclear blast and catch up with the sun. The Concorde supersonic passenger jet airliner was jointly developed and manufactured by Aérospatiale and the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) under an Anglo-French treaty and was built in twenty samples including six prototypes …

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Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses? – The Aviation Geek Club

Did you know the SR-71 Blackbird sonic booms shattered the windows of Kelly Johnson, Zsa Zsa Gabor and President Nixon’s houses? – The Aviation Geek Club …

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The story of United Airlines Flight 173, the plane crash that launched the crew resource management revolution in airline training – The Aviation Geek Club

The story of United Airlines Flight 173, the plane crash that launched the crew resource management revolution in airline training – The Aviation Geek Club error: …

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