The Concorde 2 Supersonic Jet Is the Only Way for Billionaires to Travel
The Concorde 2 Supersonic Jet brings a new era for supersonic travel because it reaches the top speed of 12.000 mph.
This means that between London and New York, for example, you will only need to sit in your chair for 3.5 hours.
Of course, it doesn’t come at an affordable cost for most people since the cost for travel will be approximately 5000% more than a regular flight.
The Concorde Supersonic Jet was described as being the “highest rollercoaster in the world’ because of the speed it reaches.
According to billionairesweb.com, Antipode travels 12,430 miles in under an hour, allowing a journey from London to New York in just 11 minutes.
Last week Richard Branson announced Virgin is set to order 10 supersonic Boom jets. The manufacturer claims will herald a new era of ‘affordable’ supersonic travel.
While Boom jet will fly at 1,451mph – about 100mph faster than Concorde – and reach New York from London in just three three and a half hours. It’s not the only trailblazing aircraft of the future.
From flight paths that reach the Earth’s upper most atmosphere to aircraft with rocket boosters. MailOnline Travel rounds up the concept planes set to transform journey times and kick start supersonic travel.
The 40-seater aircraft, Boom is being built by former Amazon executive Blake Scholl to fly from London to New York in three and a half hours with a ticket costing $5,000.
Scholl said about 500 routes fit the craft’s market. Including a five-hour trip from San Francisco to Tokyo and a six-hour flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.
It will be split into two single-seat rows, so everybody has a window and an aisle. To reduce weight, the seats are of the standard domestic first-class variety, so no lay-down beds.
To cut flight time, Boom’s plane will cruise at 60,000 feet, where passengers will be able to see the curvature of the earth. Meanwhile going 2.6 times faster than other passenger planes.
More than a decade after the last flight of the Concorde, Nasa has invested $2.3million (£1.5million) in eight research projects aimed at reviving the dream of supersonic planes.
The projects will look at how to reduce the noise of sonic booms in order to reintroduce the flights, how to improve fuel efficiency.Also how to limit the impact on the ozone, among other things.
Three decades of supersonic travel ended in 2003. When the final Concorde flight landed at London Heathrow Airport on a transatlantic trip from New York.
Air France and British Airways decided to retire the aircraft because it was no longer profitable.