When we think of supersonic flight, we think of a new supersonic aircraft, since the Concorde has been retired since 2003. But an organization composed of pilots, former frequent Concorde customers and aircraft enthusiasts have been raising funds to resurrect Concorde.
This group, Club Concorde, has apparently raised £120 million to acquire two aircraft, and indicated in a recent web posting that the obstacle of money has been solved through an investor, and that “now that money is no longer the problem, it is over to those who can make it happen.”
Their goal is to utilize one aircraft for charter flights and air shows, and to put the other aircraft on display near the London Eye on a platform overlooking the Thames river.
The group has identified several candidate aircraft, including aircraft currently displayed in Paris, and even negotiated with the Intrepid museum in New York, with their first offer being turned down. Should they be able to obtain three aircraft, they would also place on on display on the Seine in Paris.
by Fabio Gigante