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Post I Flew on the Concorde; from Robert Schenck
Created by John Eipper on 02/08/19 10:19 AM

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I Flew on the Concorde; from Robert Schenck (John Eipper, USA, 02/08/19 10:19 am)

Robert R. Schenck, MD (Chicago) writes:

My wife and I had the privilege of flying on the Concorde prior to its end. The 3 + hours over the Atlantic to Paris was equaled by taking the QE II for the return trip to New York. With the latter trip taking 5 days, our natural body-clock of 25 hours matched so well, there was no jet lag.

Unfortunately the limited passenger/cabin capacity did not equate to the operating costs, and eventually, government subsidies were such an economic drain that the Concorde became impractical. What a loss!

JE comments:  I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Schenck, a world-renowned hand surgeon, last summer at Wrigley Field, Chicago.  Bob, WAISer David Duggan, and I cheered the Cubs to victory in a game that was blessed with a bit of rain.  One of the best parts of the game was chatting with Bob, who has traveled extensively and lived for a time in Ethiopia.  Obviously I invited him to participate in WAIS.  Great to have you with us, Bob!

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