Superfast Airliners

Amruth By Amruth, 29th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/4eiqt5i6/
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Do you think you can eat breakfast twice a day? Check this out to have breakfast twice a day...

Where would you eat breakfast twice?

Concorde (below) travels at a speed faster than the Earth turns. This means that if you fly from east to west the time gets 'earlier'. Local time in New York is five hours behind London time, but as Concorde takes less than five hours to fly from London to New York, you will arrive earlier than you left. You may have eaten breakfast before you left London, but the New Yorkers won't have started squeezing the oranges or scrambling the eggs when you arrive.
Concorde was designed and built by British and French engineers working together. The project began in 1962 but the first flight with fare-paying passengers did not take place until 1976. It carries 100 passengers and is powered by four Rolls Royce (Bristol) Snecma Olympus engines. Its wing shape is known as a 'slender delta'. Unfortunately, it is not only the fastest, but it is also the noisiest and most expensive airliner in the world. While the Europeans were devel­oping a supersonic airliner, the Americans were building the jumbo (Boeing 747) -large, quiet, cheap and far more profitable. The real justifica­tion for Concorde was that it kept the French and British aircraft industries busy, and gave them experience which may be important in future developments in aeronautical engin­eering.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
29th Dec 2010 (#)

hmm two breakfasts in one day.. sure sign me up!

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author avatar Amruth
29th Dec 2010 (#)

for what? Where?

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author avatar angelnjuly
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Breakfast? Twice? I don't usually eat breakfast. But this article is interesting!!! I want a ride not breakfast.

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author avatar Amruth
29th Dec 2010 (#)

oh i see

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author avatar Denise O
31st Dec 2010 (#)

I sure would like to have breakfast here in Alabama, USA and then heck, I could be in California before the first orange is squeezed. LOL
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Amruth
1st Jan 2011 (#)

u r always welcome Denise

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