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Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:33 am

On New Years day final made it to Sinsheim Germany to see the Concorde and Tupolev TU-144 on display at the Technik Museum. Great museum and you actually get to go inside both planes!
If poll here was done asking which plane you prefer, it would probably favor the Concorde due to it's longer service history. Of course the TU-144 was really cool since it was unique with its canards. Since they both are long out of service, I'm curious of any comments from the community from folks that either worked on these cool aircraft (ground staff or flight/cabin crew) or was lucky enough to fly on board these aircraft. Please share any unique memories/comments, would love to learn more from folks that lived a flight or experience.

Made a brief video from the museum to share the experience

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLESwvdS-DE
 
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Re: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm

Here's a photo of the aircraft on display

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Re: Concorde or TU-144 Supersonic jets (Video)

Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:29 pm

I'm yet to have read a true trip report for a TU-144 commercial flight, not a surprise since it flew only a few dozen times commercially. I did hear that the noise was incredible in the cabin and it was much more cramped than Concorde with 2-3 seating.

I was able to fly LHR-JFK on Concorde in 2002, shortly before the retirement was announced but after it had returned to service after AF4590.

Trip report linked but scroll down for pictures, the image links became broken since I wrote it in 2007..
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