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Supersonic Jets In The Swamp? The Everglades Jetport

Supersonic Jets In The Swamp? The Everglades Jetport

Why is there a long runway in a gigantic parcel of land in the middle of the Florida Everglades? And why is it still active? In general, airports exist to serve communities. Not necessarily big ones, mind you. Smaller communities obviously call for more basic...
Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Concorde – Was It A Success, Or A Failure?

Was the iconic Concorde a successful design, or a failed one? And why, despite the public’s adoration, did it retire with no successors? We have referred to Concorde before, in passing. We did it to explain the development of the 747, and why Boeing designed it for...
Concordes Final Flight 17 Years Ago Today!

Concordes Final Flight 17 Years Ago Today!

CONCORDES LAST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT   Seventeen years ago on this date (24th October), the iconic Concorde made its final commercial flight.     The supersonic flight was operated by British Airways (BA2002) and was from New York City’s John F. Kennedy...