posted on Oct, 23 2013 @ 09:17 AM
I was reading about Concorde on another forum and came across this little excerpt. It was written some time ago and I hope the writer will not be
upset by my copying what he wrote.
There's this SR-71 Blackbird stooging around Cuba on a top-secret mission, at FL500+ and Mach 2+.... when they get a call requesting them to change
heading "because of traffic at your altitude".
Traffic at THEIR altitude ??
Anyway, they comply, and shortly, yes, there's an Air France Concorde out of Caracas (Air France flew there in the early days) slowly sailing across
their flight path.
Just imagine... two guys in bonedomes and full pressure suits, in a cramped cockpit, watching something like a hundred people in shirt sleeves or
summer dresses, sipping their champagne and maybe just starting on their smoked salmon hors d'oeuvres, flying at their altitude and nearly their
My thanks to a French poster on pprune, christiaanj for this.
Of course there is no comparison between the two, and that was not the point of the post, but the picture it conjures up is almost surreal. Hope you