This is two kinds of awesome.
* Snip Mystery pic *
Any guesses on who that is?
I went to try a (static) A320 simulator today, had a ton of fun. My first ever landing with no previous experience whatsoever, unless you count MSFS 4.0, wasn't even a complete disaster. :lol:
Funnily enough, the first takeoff and departure we (I was there with another guy) flew were from LGA, exactly as US1549.Good well done, so not Sullenberger yet, but on your way.
I don't. It looked cool but it was a maintenance hog and the Super Hornet is operationally better in just about every way.
Would you say the same thing about Concorde versus a 777?
The Concorde was just better than its contemporaries, full stop. The only reason it retired was because it hadn't been modernized over its lifetime and public perception failure after the Air France crash meant poor passenger numbers. There is absolutely no reason why a company shouldn't make a replacement. It would be a massive success and would transform the air travel landscape. Modern advances in materials and aerospace tech could create a bigger, faster, more efficient plane and wealthy people (which there are plenty of) would buy the crap out of it. Boeing, Lockheed, Airbus, and every other aircraft maker are idiots for not following through on this. I'd bet my career on this (if anyone would give me one, that is).