Why Concorde still matters

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Michael Cannel wrote a great article on Fast Company about Concorde.  As Jeremy Clarkson said when it retired “this is one small step for a man but a giant leap backwards for mankind.” Even if the cockpit seems antiquated, the plane itself still looks hyper-modern.

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I was lucky enough to fly on it three times and savoured each trip like a flight to the moon. One strong memory is when, on a BA flight, the flight attendants asked passengers if they would like to visit the cockpit. A line of very well-heeled, expensively-suited businessmen (and me) quickly formed at the front of the airplane. Even captains of industry became schoolboys on Concorde.

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