Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Air France Concorde (long profile from above)

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: Air France Concorde (long profile from above)
Virginia Network
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Concorde, Fox Alpha, Air France:

The first supersonic airliner to enter service, the Concorde flew thousands of passengers across the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound for over 25 years. Designed and built by Aérospatiale of France and the British Aviation Corporation, the graceful Concorde was a stunning technological achievement that could not overcome serious economic problems.

In 1976 Air France and British Airways jointly inaugurated Concorde service to destinations around the globe. Carrying up to 100 passengers in great comfort, the Concorde catered to first class passengers for whom speed was critical. It could cross the Atlantic in fewer than four hours – half the time of a conventional jet airliner. However its high operating costs resulted in very high fares that limited the number of passengers who could afford to fly it. These problems and a shrinking market eventually forced the reduction of service until all Concordes were retired in 2003.

In 1989, Air France signed a letter of agreement to donate a Concorde to the National Air and Space Museum upon the aircraft’s retirement. On June 12, 2003, Air France honored that agreement, donating Concorde F-BVFA to the Museum upon the completion of its last flight. This aircraft was the first Air France Concorde to open service to Rio de Janeiro, Washington, D.C., and New York and had flown 17,824 hours.

Gift of Air France.

Manufacturer:
Societe Nationale Industrielle Aerospatiale
British Aircraft Corporation

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 25.56 m (83 ft 10 in)
Length: 61.66 m (202 ft 3 in)
Height: 11.3 m (37 ft 1 in)
Weight, empty: 79,265 kg (174,750 lb)
Weight, gross: 181,435 kg (400,000 lb)
Top speed: 2,179 km/h (1350 mph)
Engine: Four Rolls-Royce/SNECMA Olympus 593 Mk 602, 17,259 kg (38,050 lb) thrust each
Manufacturer: Société Nationale Industrielle Aérospatiale, Paris, France, and British Aircraft Corporation, London, United Kingdom

Physical Description:
Aircaft Serial Number: 205. Including four (4) engines, bearing respectively the serial number: CBE066, CBE062, CBE086 and CBE085.
Also included, aircraft plaque: "AIR FRANCE Lorsque viendra le jour d’exposer Concorde dans un musee, la Smithsonian Institution a dores et deja choisi, pour le Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace de Washington, un appariel portant le couleurs d’Air France."

Long exposure at Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia

Long exposure at Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia
Virginia Western
Image by Alaskan Dude
While visiting family in western PA in October 2009 we popped into northern West Virginia to check out some state parks, including Cooper Rock, Valley Falls, and Blackwater Falls. WV is really an underrated state – it is very scenic – great waterfalls, vistas, rolling hills and big rivers – if you have a chance, check it out!

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia
Virginia Western
Image by Alaskan Dude
While visiting family in western PA in October 2009 we popped into northern West Virginia to check out some state parks, including Cooper Rock, Valley Falls, and Blackwater Falls. WV is really an underrated state – it is very scenic – great waterfalls, vistas, rolling hills and big rivers – if you have a chance, check it out!

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia
Virginia Western
Image by Alaskan Dude
While visiting family in western PA in October 2009 we popped into northern West Virginia to check out some state parks, including Cooper Rock, Valley Falls, and Blackwater Falls. WV is really an underrated state – it is very scenic – great waterfalls, vistas, rolling hills and big rivers – if you have a chance, check it out!

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia (IMG_5856a)

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia (IMG_5856a)
Virginia Western
Image by Alaskan Dude
While visiting family in western PA in October 2009 we popped into northern West Virginia to check out some state parks, including Cooper Rock, Valley Falls, and Blackwater Falls. WV is really an underrated state – it is very scenic – great waterfalls, vistas, rolling hills and big rivers – if you have a chance, check it out!

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia (IMG_5860a)

Long exposure, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia (IMG_5860a)
Virginia Western
Image by Alaskan Dude
While visiting family in western PA in October 2009 we popped into northern West Virginia to check out some state parks, including Cooper Rock, Valley Falls, and Blackwater Falls. WV is really an underrated state – it is very scenic – great waterfalls, vistas, rolling hills and big rivers – if you have a chance, check it out!

will i get into these colleges? sorry, this is so long but i need help!?

Question by jbfan5x: will i get into these colleges? sorry, this is so long but i need help!?
oookay, here are my credentials.
-i’m a senior at the #1 high school in pennsylvania, and is obviously nationally ranked
-i have about a 3.9-4.1 GPA, i’m not exactly sure though.
-i’ve taken 4 AP Courses: AP Lang/Comp, AP World, AP Literature, and AP US. I’m now completing my 5th AP Course, AP Psychology
-The rest of my classes are all honors, always have been. my SAT score was a 1580 and my ACT score was a 23, but i’m taking the SAT again.
-i have work experience, i’ve gotten awards such as the Who’s Who In English award, the Catholic Women’s Union Award, and honors all 4 years (Summa Cum Laud and Magna Cum Laude).
-I received another award, but i honestly forgot what it was even for. something to do with writing.
-I’ve been a People to People World Leadership Program Candidate for 5 years.
-I participated in Varsity Cross Country my freshman year and made Second Team All Region, and i’ve been a Varsity basketball player all four years. I’m now the senior captain.
-I received 2nd team all region for basketball my sophomore year (i tore my ACL last year and couldn’t play most of the season.)
-I do volunteer work at the local zoo, at multiple basketball camps and clinics throughout the city and my dad’s basketball team of 5th and 6th grade girls.

my school choices are:
1. Xavier University in Cincinatti
2. Old Dominion University in Virginia
3. Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina
4. Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania
5. DePaul University in Chicago
6. Bowling Green State University in Ohio.

backups: Clarion University, Allegheny College.
any help would be appreciated!

Best answer:

Answer by BH
i think you’re getting into each and every one of them.
your resume’ seems incredible.
you could go pretty much anywhere with credentials like that
good luck.

(i’m assuming that’s 1580 out of 1600)

Add your own answer in the comments!

How long does the Virginia Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Exam take?

Question by kyle: How long does the Virginia Life, Accident, and Health Insurance Exam take?
How many questions are on it?
What is a passing score on it?
What is the pass rate for those who take the test?

and finally

For those who have taken the exam, please rate it on a scale from 1-10 (10 being the hardest test ever taken).

Best answer:

Answer by mitch9262002
It has been awhile since taking, but I believe there are 200 multiple choice questions. I believe the passing score is 75%. Took and passed all on the same day, 1st time. The Va P & C is much harder.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

What are some PUBLIC colleges in Virginia that have got decent parties all year long?

Question by ppl who report others are gay: What are some PUBLIC colleges in Virginia that have got decent parties all year long?
i know JMU and Radford have got some off the hook parties but im not going there.

Best answer:

Answer by Sean
Virginia is mostly commuter, and they all Virginia schools are practically party schools except UVA and VT! ODU, VCU, JMU RADFORD, are all party schools!

Add your own answer in the comments!