Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:44 pm #1873115
TheKentishFledgling wrote:It may be folklore, but I'd always understood that Concorde had to slow to low supersonic speeds to allow the Tornado crew to catch it to take the pic, and that they could only hang around for a couple of minutes, after which that had to RTB while Concorde made its way serenely across the Atlantic
That is true, but it spoils my banter!
Photo was taken at M=1.5 ish due Tornado performance (and fuel burn!) Once the shot had been achieved the boring old airliner pulled away to M=2.0 and headed for Noo Yoik.