Why You Couldn’t Afford To Fly Concorde

2020 Мор 18-нд
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Concorde was the world’s most iconic airliner and one of the most technically ambitious projects in aviation history. Billions were spent on its development over a span of more than a decade. When the Concorde program was launched, it was to be the next giant leap forward in air travel. Many believed that mass supersonic commercial air travel would be commonplace by the end of the 1970s.
By the early 1960s, both the British and French had come up with early designs for supersonic airliners. As both efforts moved toward the prototype phase, it increasingly made sense for the two countries to work together to shoulder development costs and the immense technical hurdles. Britain and France formally partnered to launch the Concorde program by signing a treaty in 1962.
Thousands of the brightest French and British engineers were dedicated to making supersonic air travel a reality. By 1963, mockups of Concorde were already capturing the world’s imagination and dazzling the press. Airlines soon placed orders for more than 70 Concordes. Orders were expected to grow to at least 200 by 1975. The Soviet Union responded with the development of their own supersonic airliner and the United States launched the Supersonic Transport program.
However, by the early 1970s, the prospect of mass supersonic travel began to fade. Concorde would enter commercial service in the mid-to-late 1970s, just as the price of oil began to skyrocket. Concorde burned nearly four times more fuel than even a first generation jetliner. Like all supersonic aircraft, Concorde generated sonic booms. Public tolerance for sonic booms had been underestimated, and as countries started banning supersonic flights over their airspace, limited route options made Concorde less appealing to airlines. By the end of 1973, nearly every airline cancelled their options. All the while, Concorde’s development costs had ballooned to more than ten times original estimates.
British Airways and Air France were ultimately the only airlines to put Concordes into service, taking delivery of just a handful of aircraft each. The two airlines would eventually turn a profit by branding Concorde as an ultra-exclusive way to travel. Ticket prices were set as high as $12,000 for a London to New York round trip for the elite few who could afford the price of flying supersonic. While the prospect of mass supersonic travel never arrived, Concorde earned a legacy as an engineering marvel and symbol of pride for the British and French until it's retirement in 2003.
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    • The noise issue of the Concorde was addressed by Pierre Cochereau (1924-1984), the late organist of Notre Dame Cathedral, as he barred American guest artists for years on the ground that up close, the organ was louder than the Concorde and thus too much for their sensitive ears !! It is said his op-ed to the New York Times espousing this had a role in permitting the Concorde to land in the US.

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    • @Mustard what if I could afford it

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  • Bold of you to assume that I could afford anything at all

    Anders Wuolo-JourneyAnders Wuolo-Journey16 цагийн өмнө
  • *Clickbait,* the thumbnail didn't display a droop snoot. :p

    Mazda MiataMazda Miata23 цагийн өмнө
  • i will rather fly a normal jet plane instead of the loud plane that goes more than moch 1

    Timothy Cayden Sumana 1302039Timothy Cayden Sumana 1302039Өдрийн өмнө
  • I almost flew it once, it was $1200 one way Miami to London. Something happen and could not do it... later on found it it was not going to fly again. One of life's great regrets.

    War Happens-comWar Happens-comӨдрийн өмнө
  • We will never have supersonic flight. There is no way to make the sonic boom not happen when you pass the speed of sound.

    Will WilsonWill WilsonӨдрийн өмнө
  • my grandpa flew it! :D

    Leo SedenbergLeo SedenbergӨдрийн өмнө

    Leo TruongLeo Truong2 өдрийн өмнө
  • I think if we just made dedicated air routes for concorde where no one lives it could fly across the US

    YEETMAN5656YEETMAN56562 өдрийн өмнө
  • why don't concord fly over the sea at supersonic and regular over the land, was this possible, say from Paris to NY ?

    Guru KathirGuru Kathir3 өдрийн өмнө
  • How the idiots planners doesn't know that sonic boom will create huge problem... They were already having fighter jets...whose sound is unbearable in a city

    mr janaabmr janaab4 өдрийн өмнө
  • apooowlow -never heard it said like that...

    Sour LemonSour Lemon6 өдрийн өмнө
  • If I couldn't, I would just could.

    Mr. HerobrineGamingMr. HerobrineGaming6 өдрийн өмнө
  • i mean pilot

    blake slabberblake slabber6 өдрийн өмнө
  • i am a piloy what pilots didnt know was you dont have to put your throttle to 100 you could have put it to 80 because it was very fast and went 600ktw

    blake slabberblake slabber6 өдрийн өмнө
  • My worst nightmare: *people complain about loud noise*

    The Unlucky OneThe Unlucky One7 өдрийн өмнө
  • If it is so expensive, how did Dr. Venture flew the X-1?

  • droop nose system "The snoot droops"

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  • 8:09 Yes, it did, it TOTALLY did damage the environment.

    Sylver The Private AviatorSylver The Private Aviator9 өдрийн өмнө
  • the first aircraft to break the sound barrier was the ME 163 Comet..the first jet was the Me 262, both German, in fact the germans engine tech were ALL copied and used to create modern rockets..as was the nasa, completely created by german rocket tech, von braun was german and over 2000 german tech people were moved to the us, in 1946...to create the ''space program'' in operation Paper Clip, that the american public knew nothing about...possibly the most corrupt aspect of the second ''world war''..along with quite few others.. modern fighter aircraft were all based on german jet fighter prototypes..

    Pete's Organic SolutionsPete's Organic Solutions9 өдрийн өмнө
  • hehe double power engines, bigger explosions.... so wait why am i thinking of this

    Timtam sauceTimtam sauce10 өдрийн өмнө
  • "concorde could hurt the environment" biggest laugh ever... this sounds like a made up reason by the detractors... everything we do ruins the environment, so tell me how this thing in particular hurts more than another jet liner

    KlaevinKlaevin10 өдрийн өмнө
  • Karens protest over big boom plane

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  • 5:43 ahh yes. The Droop Snoot.

    BelphyBelphy11 өдрийн өмнө
  • Yes, Americans do have a negative reputation of looking down at other countries. But surely, in this case, their complain about the Concorde was not pride, wasn’t it? Some European countries also banned supersonic flights within their territories.

    The Stammering DunceThe Stammering Dunce11 өдрийн өмнө
  • But why couldn’t I fly it? That’s not that high of a cost. My jet costs way more!

    Pad ZPad Z13 өдрийн өмнө
    • Is this just an excuse to shown "your" jet?

      Kalashnikov 413Kalashnikov 41312 өдрийн өмнө
  • Poorly written video. A lot left out and understated

    JKStone234JKStone23414 өдрийн өмнө
  • 5:42 You mean droop snoot ?

    Edwin HuangEdwin Huang14 өдрийн өмнө
  • fast plane go brrrrrrr

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  • thats sad!😞😔🥺😥

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  • Thanks for the reminder that I'm broke. In case I forgot

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  • Hi

    Aviation1Aviation117 өдрийн өмнө
  • Title: Why You Couldn’t Afford To Fly Concorde Elon Musk: Hold my drink

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  • The snoot would droop. mnred.info/hello/gcTVhplnjGZ_Y64/video

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  • The snoot would droop. mnred.info/hello/gcTVhplnjGZ_Y64/video

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  • There is a typo at 1:48. The year is listed as 1949, but it was 1959 that Mosolov flew the record.

    DaveDave22 өдрийн өмнө
  • What's "Bridish"? It's! It has a "T" in it.

    MoogableMoogable22 өдрийн өмнө
  • I never was in a concorde but had the luck to get in a TU 144 (not while it was flying of course more as a museum piece?

    Andreas StraussAndreas Strauss23 өдрийн өмнө

    Kean AguirreKean Aguirre23 өдрийн өмнө
  • Soviet Concorde Tu-144 was much better than the crappy European concorde

    Nikita ZykovNikita Zykov23 өдрийн өмнө
    • Nah, Tu-144 is worse Even it left service 8 month after the introduction

      Kalashnikov 413Kalashnikov 41312 өдрийн өмнө
  • Me: broke MNred: recommends this to me MNred basically just called me broke in aviation.

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  • Wrong! You info about this is stupid propaganda for the brainwashed Going supersonic - just like other tech developments - was not in the interest of the global financial elite who had already put an artificial lid on almost all the tech development in the late 60's. That's why there's no supersonic commercial flights, just like there's no technological advertisements all around us any more, (except for the spying on you phones) - the banksters don't want that

    Andy ReebyAndy Reeby24 өдрийн өмнө
  • Supersonic age: *I am fast as fuck boi-* Space age: *try me bitch*

    PS1PS125 өдрийн өмнө
  • Back in 1994 I transferred to the intelligence trade in the military, one conversation I sat through was watching an old int operator make what sounded like an outrageous idea he said “the Concorde is great until someone decides to hijack her” when I watched the twin tower strike it immediately made me reflect on his outrageous comment 7 years prior?....

    C mcC mc26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Concorde fuel burn: ⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽⛽

    이주연이주연26 өдрийн өмнө
  • Concorde cruises without afterburneres.

    이주연이주연26 өдрийн өмнө
  • i never got to fly concord because i wasn’t born yet

    The Dawsons MemesThe Dawsons Memes26 өдрийн өмнө
  • I actually went to see one of the retired Concorde, it was a very unique experience! It was so tall and it was very aerodynamic, (the one I saw was the union fleet air museum)

    MeploofMeploof27 өдрийн өмнө
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  • So noise and hippies is the reason we can't have fast efficient travel👌👌

    Justin WoldJustin Wold28 өдрийн өмнө
  • lol but its ok when military jets fly over my home regulalry in these days

    a Girl on Rusta Girl on RustСарын өмнө
  • I was on a plane at Dulles airport in Virginia and saw two Concords just ahead of us out my window on the ground taxiing. That is the closest I got to being on a Concorde.

  • by the time I had enough money to book a flight, they grounded the fleet. I really wanted to go supersonic. Just another lesson in don't wait too long for things before you go do them

  • Where's the TU-144 concrode?

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  • i like the intro with the planes

    Enzo LuizEnzo LuizСарын өмнө
  • I’d argue that the most ambitious air project of the century was actually the first air project ever

    coolstufftodocoolstufftodoСарын өмнө
    • *Zeppelin LZ-1*

      Sander Van der KammenSander Van der Kammen28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Please a video for Hawker Siddeley Trident and the VC-10!

    luquitas_97luquitas_97Сарын өмнө
  • Concorde might be a failure but I m proud of the creation of it

    Zenith PlaysZenith PlaysСарын өмнө
  • don't be daft the 2707 would have melted long before it got to mach 3 boeing were pretty useless at high supersonic flight the US government should have got Lockheed with it's SR71 experience to build a supersonic Airliner perhsps not opting forvthe massivecweightbof a seing eing system may not funnily. enough there was only one deadly accident which grounded the concorde inlike the B737 which has consistently crashed into the ground after a bertical dive the Max 8 Angle ofcAttacknsrnsor defect is the latest in a long listvof reasonscwhy the boeing B737 should have been grounded in the 1960s

    Timothy SeabrookTimothy SeabrookСарын өмнө
    • The Boeing 737 series is the most successful jet airliner in history...

      Sander Van der KammenSander Van der Kammen28 өдрийн өмнө
    • WOW! Do live in a cave? Guess you never heard of the the X-15 or the Valkyrie??? The Valkyrie flew nearly 5 years before the Concorde and was 700mph faster!

      Sander Van der KammenSander Van der Kammen28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Those people pay 9,000 they never made it

    Brely ReBrely ReСарын өмнө
  • The Concorde was profitable FROM DAY ONE as the airlines didn't have to pay for them. Or well they did but a single pound sterling for a single plane. ALSO Concorde was the best plane and it had definitely lived AND STILL LIVES Concorde manipulated air travel so much more than most the other planes combined. It is still the future and I don't mean the useless American models I mean THE Concorde and OUR Concorde.

    rol1999rol1999Сарын өмнө
    • @Sander Van der Kammen you idiot

      rol1999rol199925 өдрийн өмнө
    • Concorde was the biggest financial blunder until the Airbus A380...

      Sander Van der KammenSander Van der Kammen28 өдрийн өмнө
  • Britain and france competing for the technology victory or something

    Rayven's TrashcanRayven's TrashcanСарын өмнө
  • We should have use Concorde as supersonic ballistic missile carrier and ballistic missiles bomber like the b-52 stratofortess

    Neou SokvaddhanacNeou SokvaddhanacСарын өмнө
    • By the time the Concorde took to the air Mach 2+ military aircraft were rendered obsolete by missles.

      Sander Van der KammenSander Van der Kammen28 өдрийн өмнө
    • Highly recommend you look into what killed the xb-70s original purpose

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  • Commercial air travel has basically stalled, the rapid progress we saw from the early to mid 20th century from the Wright Bros to the jet engine within 30 years was the golden age. 737 and 747's are relics from the 60's, there's been little to no innovation other than improving fuel economy. Same with airbus, which has equally shown little innovation and progress. Supersonic jet travel should be the norm now, but we seem to be stepping back in time.

    Hugh JassHugh JassСарын өмнө
  • The Brits have the highest national currency on the planet out of all the major nations. All the other nations have inferior currency. If you were not using British Pounds, or Euros, your really could not fly the Concorde without a lot of currency.

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  • 🇬🇧🇫🇷

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  • Who says i couldnt afford it?

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  • Probably one of the greatest airplanes to ever exist.

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  • laughs in robbing bill gates

  • Damn pussies complaining about sonic booms... Thank God they cannot ban thunders...

    The Love BugThe Love BugСарын өмнө
  • Why cant you afford to fly it? cuz its retired.... i wonder how much time you wasted making this useless video.

    Shao KahnShao KahnСарын өмнө
  • Lol my parents flew on it when it was super popular and Michael Jackson was on it

    Cags ProductionsCags ProductionsСарын өмнө
  • And Americans couldnt build one so they banned it.

    Radu MistretRadu MistretСарын өмнө
  • So i cannot go into a conncorde because karens exist

    buster trashbuster trashСарын өмнө
  • Ozane Layer ... Seriously?? I am More Concerned about Birds Species getting Heart Attack...

    Sam RichardsonSam RichardsonСарын өмнө
  • some russian airline: I wanna concorde but with some missiles and bombs in it

    Itsuki MiharaItsuki MiharaСарын өмнө
  • Aviation took a big step backwards when commercial aviation went back to slower than the speed of sound.

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  • they need to bring this back imo but we might need things to reduce the force it would put on passengers so until then i guess

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  • Emirates r bringing back concorde in 2023, even tho i really dont trust this technology... also just to let you guys know, concorde retired because airfrances concorde crashed minutes from takeoff.

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  • Propliners be like: -|- Jetliners be like: Supersonic be like: /|\

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    • Space debris be like: |

      UnunoctiumUnunoctium2 өдрийн өмнө
    • Transonic be like: Bruh. I dunno just look at the engine of a Convair 990

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    • Lmao tru

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    • Nice.

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  • Concorde go BOOM!

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  • Looks like Sean Connery signed for GB on the left 3:50

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  • so they sacrificed fuel for flight hours? As if they had access to infinity fuel

    Skthmd RmnSkthmd RmnСарын өмнө
  • I used to love hearing Concord coming in to land, flying over Teddington set to land at Heathrow at 4pm

    DC AllanDC AllanСарын өмнө
  • Here we are, watching a fantastic & fascinating video about the Concorde when it is suddenly interrupted by annoying MNred adds !!!! MNred, NOBODY give a crap about your stupid commercials showing half nuked teenagers girls advertising cheap car insurances...

    Alex AbadiAlex AbadiСарын өмнө
  • Why live near an airport if you going to whine like a bitch over the noise it's an airport it's going to be loud bloody morons

    Kelly LazellKelly LazellСарын өмнө
  • Why cant we just make it again now

    シnarwoldシnarwoldСарын өмнө
  • because it rhymed.

    Orbital Lizard StudiosOrbital Lizard StudiosСарын өмнө
  • Typical US attitude Can't beat them trash their reputation. As they do to this day.

    DIY MANDIY MANСарын өмнө
    • look, it's a crying european! point and laugh!

      DairyDairyСарын өмнө
  • Make concords great again!

    JR LagascaJR LagascaСарын өмнө