Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Going Places Goes Supersonic

The supersonic age promised so much but delivered so little. It fizzled out, not with a sonic boom but with a whimper. But you cannot deny the fascination of the symbol of supersonic flight, Concorde.
In this 1989 edition of Radio 4’s Going Places Clive Jacobs celebrates the 20th anniversary of the first UK test flight. Listen out just over half-way through for the heart-stopping moment when Concorde crashes into the World Trade Center, fortunately it’s a flight simulator.
This programme was broadcast on 31 March 1989.

This is the fifth of six summer posts on travel and transport.

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