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Travel+Outdoors

September 19th, 2015

One of the most iconic man-made object to take to the skies was the supersonic turbojet-powered passenger get РThe Concorde. It was one of the spectacles of the modern aviation era and only one of the two commercial passenger aircrafts that would travel faster than the speed of sound. Now Club Concorde, a group of pilots and passengers are looking to pump in their own money (£160 million ~ $250 million) to restart the remaining planes.

Concord Supersoncic Commerical Aircraft 01

image courtesy: concordflight.co.uk

However, there is a catch. The Group does not have any plans to restart the plane’s commercial service. Instead, the Club Concorde plans to use the planes for special occasions, such as air shows, exclusive chartered flights and events.

The first plane to be restored back would be coming in as a display near River Thames in London with a special platform built for it as support. The setup would offer a fine dining based on the original menus of the Concorde. The project should be up and running by 2017.

Concord Supersoncic Commerical Aircraft 02

Image Courtesy: Airliners.net, copyright Harm Rutten

The second phase of the initiative involves getting the other Concordes air-worthy once again. The remaining funding would be utilised to rebuild the aircraft with relevant safety upgrades and redoing the interiors. The plane is expected to get ready by the end of 2020.

Images Courtesy: Airliners.net, Museum of Flight, ConcordeFlight

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