Earlier this year we learned about a man that has flown the Concorde over 700 times.
While I did get to sit in the cockpit of the supersonic plane as a little kid and also visited the Barbados Concorde Experience a few years back, I never had a chance (not many did) to take a flight on the supersonic plane.
The Concorde has been out of service since 2003 but there is a chance that it might take flight again in less than 5 years.
According to Mashable, the Club Concorde International has raised close to $186 million to put a Concorder back in commission.
The group has an interesting plan which involves two Concordes:
The first part would have the group purchase a Concorde for $62 million which is currently in France at Orly Airport. The plane would be restored and put on a special platform near the London Eye as a tourist attraction.
Guests would pay $25 to visit the plane and meals like those originally served on the Concorde could be dined on by guests. (I’d be willing to pay $25 to visit a Concorde again.)
This part of the project is supposed to be completed by the end of 2016.
The next phase of the project would be to purchase a second Concorde, currently located in Le Bourget Airport in France. The plane would also be restored and “then be offered as a private charter — ideal for a London to Monaco flight, for example — or as a flyover spectacle for airshows” according to Mashable.
The club would like for charters to take off by 2019, in time to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Concorde’s inaugural flight.
If this plan really happens, I’d love to get on one of those charters but I could only imagine what a flight would cost. I somehow think it would be out of my price range!
Would you be interested in visting the Concorde tourist attraction and/ or taking a charter flight on the plane?
Find out more from Mashable here.