Tuesday, May 13, 2008
The Kid Finally Sees the Concorde...30 Years Later
The Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde Supersonic Transport (SST); this one retired at the The Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. As a kid I used to dream about this beautiful, swan-like vessel, but as we never made it back east on our family vacations, and never went to Europe, I had to make do with plastic model kits and Airport '79: The Concorde. So it was a pretty cool experience when, driving aimlessly around Seattle recently, I pulled over in the dark to take a cellphone call and realized the jet's nosecone was practically suspended over my hood. This picture was taken the next day, using my Mustang for scale.