By Dan Sharp, Bernard Bale
Tracing an aviation legend's triumphs, failures and attainable rebirth...
Origins of supersonic commute; layout and building; Airline upward thrust and fall; wealthy and well-known passengers; eating above the clouds; The crash and the ultimate days; look for a successor
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Tanzania: Kilimanjaro (Hai District) 93. Switzerland: Basel Geneva 92. Sweden: Gothenburg Stockholm Vasteras 91. Sri Lanka: Colombo Seville Tenerife Valladolid 102. United States of America: Abbotsford Albany Andrews AFB Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Atlantic City Austin (Texas) Baltimore Bangor Battle Creek Boston Buffalo Charleston Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Colorado Springs Columbus Dayton Denver Detroit Fort Lauderdale Fort Myers Hampton Harrisburg Hartford/ Springﬁeld Honolulu Houston Ellington Houston Fairford Farnborough Filton Finningley Gatwick Glasgow Hatﬁeld Heathrow Humberside Kinloss Leeds Leuchars Liverpool Llanbedr Luton Macrihanish Manchester Manston Mildenhall Newcastle Prestwick St Mawgan Stansted Teeside Yeovilton 108.
During the Second World War, he joined the Free French Air Force and continued to serve as an air force pilot when peace was ﬁnally declared. He had shown a cool head and great skill in a number of emergency situations and quickly earned a reputation as one of France’s ﬁnest. He was assigned to EPNER, 38 Concorde a test pilot school for French airmen and it was not long before he graduated and was assigned to the testing of one of the world’s ﬁrst ramjet-powered aircraft, the breathtaking Nord 1500 Griffon.