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Article from BTNews 5 MARCH 2012

AND FINALLY: Concorde was very quiet

Following last week's COMMENT column “Noise – Let’s get a balanced view” one is reminded of a story going the rounds about 30 years ago.  We can’t actually verify it but it does sound true. 

“When Concorde was being introduced there was a practice flight to Heathrow.  The antis distributed postcards, addressed to the government, to the residents around Heathrow for them to post if they found the noise unacceptable.  A large percentage of the postcards received were, according to the postmarks, posted before the aircraft arrived”.

And also with the Airport Operators Association's dinner in mind!

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