Andrew Marshall Posted December 2, 2022 Share Posted December 2, 2022 Hi, I've always been curious about what a max performance short range flight for Concorde would look like. So the general scenario would be: Still air distance between fields of 300 NM No weather, standard atmosphere conditions No noise restrictions Light load, say 50 passengers Complete disregard for passenger comfort:) The questions that come to mind are: With no noise restrictions, are there any other restrictions on the use of reheat? As in, can you go full reheat from brake release until top of descent? What is the climb and descent profile to minimize time? Do you climb at max speed following the pole on the way up? Or gain some speed, then rapidly climb, and level off and accelerate? If I recall, there are restrictions on the use of the "speed brakes", sub-sonic and max continuous use for two minutes? Are there other strategies that can be employed to rapidly descend and decelerate to a stable approach? What is the minimum distance to be on a stable approach from the destination field? Look forward to your comments! Quote Link to comment
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