I would have thought that ALL land vehicles in the U.S. and hopefully the world would have been electric by 1990, along with most energy provided by safe nuclear reactors - fusion of course. But no. We will not stop until the last drop of oil and the last whiff of gas is gone. Why? $$$ profits. Only now is the tech starting to really move. To me, the Concorde represented a too close to the edge of the technology plate vehicle that required somewhat less maintenance than the space shuttle. Just 150 years ago, crossing the Atlantic used to take 7 weeks, or was it months? Oh dear, seven hours? It used to be 12+ noisy, vibrating and bouncy (and scary) hours on a turboprop.
Yes, it was a marvelous and beautiful aircraft, but too impractical.
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UAL Flight 1 B788 is on its way to O'Hare!
Hooray. Godspeed. Is this the first revenue flight in the world since January?
Thanks to flight aware, I can track this great event.
This upcoming documentary is especially interesting because one of the lone survivors they are going to portray is Jim Polehinke, the PIC on the tragic CRJ100 wrong takeoff runway crash in Kentucky in August 2006. I think about that poor man often, and wonder "what can his life be like?" I see on the internet that he talked about the crash last year. I would guess that that interview will be in the documentary. His life must have become be a living hell at times, and probably still is. He was a victim of being human and the terrible "innocent" or "careless" mistakes we all can and do make.
Hi Dave - Boy did that incident get swept under the rug. If my memory is right, The 'crazy' armed perpetrator just shot his single intended target - he didn't miss - then as he was leaving our heroic NYPD officers arrived to the rescue of the public and shot nine of them - none of them being the perpetrator!