Date: 24 May 99 01:52:43 From: "Christian.Schulz" <Christian.Schulz@alcatel.de> Organization: Alcatel SEL References: 1 Followups: 1 2
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In Air France's onboard magazine of march'99 (sadly I didn't t fly with the concorde) there was an interesting article of the flight development of the concorde. Regarding the afterburners, they are used during takeoff, then shut off and if I recall correctly briefly turned on again to go through the sound barrier. The remainder of the flight they are not used. Another interesting flight aspect was the airplane's constant gain of altitude during the whole flight, due to the fuel consumption and better efficiency at higher altitudes. This is unique because "normal" airliners are required to maintain a constant flight level.