Concorde flies into history: This is really too bad. The Concorde always represented something so cool that actually worked. When I was a kid, “The Future” meant we were all supposed to have flying cars. That didn’t happen, but the Concorde was something right off the pages of a sci-fi magazine. It was like a spaceship that you could conceivably get to ride in one day.
“When three of British Airways’ fleet of seven Concordes touch down within minutes of each other at London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday it will mark the end for one of the technological feats of the last century and a symbol of Anglo-French cooperation.
Air France, the only other carrier to operate Concorde, retired its fleet in May of this year because it was not making enough money while BA continued its service between London and New York. Both airlines say they are giving their fleets to museums.”