by Morley Evans
|British Airways Concorde|
SIMPLY ASTOUNDING.This is the only picture of the Concorde flying at Mach 2. It was taken in April 1985 from a Royal Air Force Tornado fighter jet. Above the clouds and literally on the edge of space you can also see the earth’s curvature on the horizon. Over the Irish sea and rapidly running out of fuel the Tornado had a hard time catching up with the mighty Concorde.
Mach 2 = 2469.6 kph and 1534.54 mph. Concorde sustained this speed for hours — much longer than any fast fighter jet, even today in 2018. After a fiery crash on a French runway, Concorde flights were discontinued. They were not profitable. Too bad. See the earth's curvature in the distance. My heart soars.