ConcordeInFlightBA_P2_0On the 24th of October 2003, it marked the last time that the supersonic jet Concorde flew. Perhaps it was due to the price of a concorde flight that put customers off, or maybe it was Airbus’ decision to stop maintaining the plane, but either way it’s safe to say that many assumed that was it.

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However fast forward 12 years later, it seems that there are now plans to bring the plane back. This is thanks to a group calling themselves Club Concorde which consists of a crew of enthusiasts, fans, former pilots, former passengers, and charterers. Now before you think you will be zipping around the world in a short amount of time, think again.

The group believes that they have the necessary funds to help make a revival come true. However their plan is to use the Concorde as a tourist attraction in London, and restore another Concorde plane for use in air shows and for private charters, so unless you think you can afford to charter a Concorde, there seems to be little chance of you riding in one.

According to Jonathan Glancey, author of Concorde: the Rise and Fall of the Supersonic Airliner, “So many people miss Concorde [and it] could certainly fly again given both financial and technical wings, while from a technical point of view there is nothing a team of expert and motivated engineers can’t tackle. For the moment, we should support it. ”

[Image credit – The Museum of Flight]

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