The Legendary Concorde Set To Return? – The Group That Raised $15 Million To Make It Happen
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It was considered the most luxurious way to fly, its speed and shape were known all over the world, the Concorde. The jet revolutionized supersonic air travel and was the epitome of extraordinary air travel until its unfortunate accident in 2000. The Concorde is gone but not forgotten and a group of enthusiasts are determined to see the legendary jet fly again and are taking steps to make it happen.
An organization called Club Concorde is dead serious about seeing their favorite jet soar through the skies again. The organization is made up of former captains, charterers, as well as aviation enthusiasts, and has raised over $15 million in funds to restore the Concorde to flying condition.
“We had wanted to lease and restore a British Airways Concorde for display in London – next to the London Eye – but this has not been possible, so again we are looking to France and a Concorde near Orly airport.”
– Paul James (President of Concorde Club)
The long term goal is to purchase a Concorde in order to use it as a private charter and for displays at airshows. The Concorde Club has a long road ahead of them but they are just passionate enough to make it work. Do you trust the Concorde in their hands or is this jet still too dangerous for use again?