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This is not an airplane board but fuck it, I know a lot of you fucking love airplanes and I've seen a lot of airplane threads in here.

>ITT: we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a dead legend

http://www.topgear.com/car-news/jeremy-clarkson/jeremy-clarkson-death-concorde
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>>>/n/
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>>14284987
I still miss that fucking loud noise going over twice a day.
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>>14284987
>tfw you'll never travel twice the speed of sound in a Concorde

They unjustly stopped the Concorde.
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good news!

http://fortune.com/2015/11/24/supersonic-private-jet/
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Weren't they just too expensive to run?
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>>14285243
If I recall, weren't there also a few high profile concorde accidents too?

I remember that being on the news for a while.
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>>14285527
Only had one accident I believe
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>>14285534
Right, only one fatal accident, due to a DC-10 that dropped a 17" strip of titanium alloy that hit the Concorde's wheel, launching a chunk of rubber from the tire into a fuel tank, creating a shockwave that ruptured it, leading to leaking fuel, and a fire that essentially disintegrated the port wing.
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>>14284987
I went 200 knots today. You jelly land transport fags?
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>>14284987

Why oh why did they have to shut the entire program down. It was such a beautiful piece of engineering and showed just how advanced NATO countries were becoming during the cold war. So you guys think they'll ever bring back supersonic passenger planes?
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(mostly) lurking /k/ommando here. you might know that there was a plane that used pretty much the same engines as the Concorde did, that flew up until just months ago? this thing, the avro vulcan. but it is dead aswell now
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>>14285709
Not unless oil prices stay this low for a decade
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>>14285720

WHAT? Do they really not fly it anymore? If so fuck. I've always wanted to see one scream past me in person :(
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>>14285750
>last flew October 28, 2015.

sorry anon, its dead. one of the companies that was tasked with maintaining it withdrew their support. the UK government don't want to support it because that costs money. just like the concorde did. and sadly, this isnt the 60s anymore. rule of cool does not trump greed
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>>14285671
And it crashed into a hotel as a result
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>>14285970
I thought the concorde had the best safety record of all passenger planes.
It really was a beautiful aircraft, with tremendous cool factor.
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>>14284987
The Aston Martin Lagonda of the skies.
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>>14286601
nah, i actually think its a russian aircraft that has a best safety record, the Tupolev tu-114. it only ever had one accident, that happened on the ground, and it was ground crews fault. plane itself was pretty funny, basically a nuclear bomber with a bigger cabin
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All hail the greatest airliner of all time.
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America, we will never forgive you for the Arrow.
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>>14286717
>greatest airliner of all time

well, the 707 is a contender, but id wager either the 747 or the DC-3. those fuckers are still flying, and the DC-2 (basically a little less chubby DC-3) first flew in 1934. that means the DC-3 has flown for almost 3/4 of the time humans have known how to fly. still in commercial service. it has survived the transition from civilian, to the military (C-47) and back to civilian life again, and the bitch is still rocking. amazing plane really.
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>>14286601
And if you think that they accident that eventually caused the demise of the Concorde was not even caused by a malfunction of the plane itself, it makes it even sadder
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>>14286820
Is it still used commercially or is it just kept for shows?
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>>14286834

They can be found here and there in niche commercial roles, usually on routes subsidized by the government.
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>>14286834
they are. mostly for cargo roles or in 3rd worls shitholes speaking launguages where "preventative maintainance" and "flight safety" doesnt translate wery well into. but they still fly
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>>14286834
here in Colombia they still fly the DC-3 as commercial plane for people living in the east side of the country
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>>14286834
there's actually a company that modernizes them with turbojets and stuff

http://www.baslerturbo.com/
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>>14286717

That doesn't look like a 747
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>>14285693
Hello fellow Pilotfag
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>>14285693
I went 12 knots today, you jelly pilotfags?

(I work on a boat)
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>>14285693
i cruised slower than your stall speed
you jelly?
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Does any other /pol/lack refugee to /o/ have a screencap of the thread from a few months ago

Someone who flew on the concord posted his inflight brochure plus some other amazing memorabilia in the thread
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>>14286834
There is bush service in Alaska that still operates commercial DC-3 flights.
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>>14285720
That's sad to hear. Much like the B1, the sound that thing made was both amazing and absolutely terrifying.
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>>14285720
I'm so bummed that I wasn't able to get a trip together to go see XH558 fly before its final retirement.

Oh well, at least it flew long enough to make it into the era of HD video, so we have video of it that blows anything else comparable away.
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>>14285671
>>14285970
THATS METAL AS FUCK
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>>14285671
That accident almost killed the President of France who was on another plane on the same runway.
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>>14289830
I've seen one lay its shit down in Afghan, its pretty painless and silent because those fuckers fly so high.
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>>14289972
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I always liked airplanes more as a kid. I would watch tv programs about cars or consume things in car culture. But never saw cars special like I do with airplanes. Right now I am browsing /o/ to find out if I will be a guy who likes cars.
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>>14289805
Bumping for interest
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>>14285720

>mfw when I got a flight in a Vulcan ten years ago when I was a Cadet.
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>>14289952
I'm a little worried about the An-225, actually. It's already growing very old by this point, what will happen when it's eventually decommissioned? There literally isn't any Air & Space museum large enough to accommodate it, and I doubt most Western countries would even want a beeeeeg stronk Russian airplane overshadowing their entire collection. And at the same time, every Eastern aviation museum I've seen is fucking awful, which might doom the An-225 to piss-poor treatment, assuming it even goes to a museum in the first place.

It's going to be a really sad thing if the biggest airplane in the world is sliced into scrap, like an old vessel.

>>14290016
Pretty much in the same boat as you, although I decidedly love cars. Still, owning an airplane is one of my life goals, they are still my favorite and supreme transportation.

>>14289959
>>14289965
>mfw faced with such orgasminc pics of my two favorite airplanes, plus a really dope Beamer
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RIP in peace
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>>14290336
>>I'm a little worried about the An-225, actually. It's already growing very old by this point, what will happen when it's eventually decommissioned?

Probably complete the second one that's 60-70% complete in Antonov's factory. They’ve been planning to complete it for over 15 years now but financing still hasn't been found. The 2nd one is also a bit different with a rear cargo ramp and a single central vertical stabilizer.
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>>14290336
I doubt the Smithsonian air and space museum would reject an offer if it was presented. The 225 is a monster and would encourage more people to visit the museum.
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>>14290336
>There literally isn't any Air & Space museum large enough to accommodate it,
Wright Patterson air force base in Ohio. They will literally build the museum around the plane, they have done it before.
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>>14290336

They managed to accommodate the largest wing span ever, I'm sure they could think of something.

H-4 most american aviation project ever

(Howard Hughes)
> The Hercules was a monumental undertaking. It is the largest aircraft ever built. It is over five stories tall with a wingspan longer than a football field. That's more than a city block. Now, I put the sweat of my life into this thing. I have my reputation all rolled up in it and I have stated several times that if it's a failure, I'll probably leave this country and never come back. And I mean it.
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>>14289965
Wonder what the attachment is for
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