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Commercial Supersonic Flight Came To An End This Day, 14-Years Ago, With The Last Flight Of The British Airways’ Concorde.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concorde



I never flew the Concorde. One of my many regrets in life. Not sure WHY I didn’t fly it. Between 1985 to 1999 I used to go back-and-forth across the ‘pond’ multiple times a year, typically at least 3 times a year. In 1985 and 1986, when I first came over, I would fly back ‘home’ for the weekend. I also had the money. I think I was always waiting for a better time.

Well, I will never get to fly the Concorde! My loss.

I have been inside the cabin — at least twice, maybe more. Once was at a Farnborough Air Show in the mid-1970s. The other, I think, was at Filton, where the British Concorde’s were built. I don’t want to swear to that, i.e., my visit to Filton, BUT I have fairly strong memory that I did. It might have been when I was at University in Swansea (i.e., a field trip) or it could have been an ‘open day’. Filton is close to Bristol, and my I spent a lot of time in Bristol, 1971 to 1983, in that my first wife was from there. But, I can’t be sure.

I miss the Concorde. I loved to hear the roar of it taking off at Heathrow. Aaaahhhh! A sad day for the world. 14-years ago. We seem to be going backward. We had supersonic air travel in the 1970s but not now. What gives?


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by Anura Guruge

Jaguar V8 Is The Heart Of The 1,000 MPH, “Bloodhound”, British Supersonic Car.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and ADMIRE the Jaguar logo on the side. The Cat prowls again.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From link presented below. The Jaguar V8 is the HEART in that it is the PUMP.


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Click to access article, many pictures and video by ‘engadget.com’


Jaguar power.

British pride.

Feels so good.

No namby-pamby, ‘we-have-to-lie‘ German technology here. This thing is not diesel powered.

ENJOY. Smile. Made my day.

A day in which I did something I very rarely do. I washed a car by hand.
It was, of course, a Jaguar.