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    Quote Originally Posted by mirrodie View Post
    Appears to be a typo.

    As for STDs....not too familiar with them. Perhaps you can elaborate?
    Well I was over on Fire Island this weekend......

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    STD, is that like when the Concorde lost its rudder in flight?
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derf View Post
    STD, is that like when the Concorde lost its rudder in flight?
    I think that's SOL.
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    Getting back to the original question, one recent and notable aviation failure came to mind - the Eclipse 500. Even though they sold a small number, they lost over a billion dollars. Someone is trying to get it going again - good luck!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_Aviation

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    Got another one. How about the Spruce Goose? Only built one, and that one aircraft flew (barely) only once.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hughes_H-4_Hercules

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    BUMP... YES, but the failure of the Spruce Goose does lead to some nice firewood if desired. Mabe a nice Glenlivet in front of a nice stripper pole with a fire lit by Spruce Wood from the Goose on a cold winter day..... The Spruce Goose can still be a win...... Just not for Howard Hughes....for him, it sucked!
    The three most common expressions in aviation are, "Why is it doing that?", "Where are we?" and "Oh Crap".

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    No mention of the Tu-144?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idlewild View Post
    No mention of the Tu-144?
    Now THAT was a colossal failure. Even the Concorde was a success compared to the "Concordskii". Less than a year of revenue flights???

    I wouldn't even say that the Paris accident killed it, there just was never a demand that would justify the Charger's existence. What a beautiful and intimidating looking commercial aircraft. At least we were able to use it for some testing a few years ago. I'd love to see it with Kennedy tower behind it! I can dream

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