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Boeing's 'Son of Blackbird' could go Mach 5: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Airplane, Aircraft & Jumbo Jet Talk' started by Lord Leighton, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ... unfortunately, the golden age of aviation is over.
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Not quite yet.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...not really romantic when it's not chasing "demons" anymore. Just like the 4 engine globetrotters are being replaced by the more economical 2 engine models, so have the supersonic craft by the spy satellites.

    We'll see how long this project goes and who funds the research. I don't see the manufacturers going too far without a buyer for the model.
     
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    .......well flying on the airlines has not been fun for a long time. The thrill is all but gone but I have to say I still loves to take someone in an aircraft and watch as they discover flight and become a supporter for aviation.

    :)
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    ...no doubt that a discovery flight is a good way to get the next generation of pilots interested in aviation. What's a real killer is the high cost and a dedicated support system when they plateau during their training. Spending six figures to get into the right seat of a regional is crazy.

    It will be interesting to see how well the elimination of the 3rd class medical works out.
     
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