Yes, its a shame British Airways and the British Government refused to sell
Atlantic who would have kept them flying.BA bought them for one Pound each
and Virgin offered offered BA one million Pounds (if I recall correctly)
Mr. Branson said in a recent Charlie Rose interview, he thinks BA was afraid
Virgin could fly it profitably. At the very least, I'm sure the British
people would have liked to get something back on their enormous investment
in the Concorde.
Yeah that makes sense.
I suppose I too would design an inexpensive kevlar fuel armouring system,
and fit a luxuriously designed real blue leather fully upholstered (but
still inexpensive) new interior, and get a new (guess what? - surprisingly
inexpensive) wheel/tyre system designed and fitted for the well planned
final weeks of service, if I was running an airline.
Get real, though apparently accountants can prove anything, at the moment.
I called the museum this week and talked to Dennis Parks, the curator.
He said they are pushing to get the arrival pushed up to 2:00pm PST
because if circumstances cause it to be late, they do not want it to
arrive after dark. That would be a public relations disaster.
I am taking Wednesday afternoon off and will be down there with my