• Nov 21, 2023 from 12:30 to 14:00
  • Location: OLLI at FAU, 777 Glades Rd. Bldg. CEH 31D, Boca Raton, Fl 33431 561-297-3185 olliboca.fau.edu
  • Latest Activity: Oct 17, 2023

In the 1980s, Silvin was one of the most frequent flyers on the Concorde, making him the perfect person to present the history of this marvel of technology from a personal point of view. Concorde’s life, including its development, spanned half a century. Its leap forward in technological advancement has been unrivaled, and the French and British joint development led to a new era of cooperation between the two countries. The ambitious initial plan was to build 350 aircraft. But due to many obstacles, such as sound pollution, safety issues, and high development and operation costs, a mere 20 planes were ever built, with only 14 going into service. The audience will get a feel for what travel on Concorde was like, meet some of its famous passengers, and learn what precipitated its demise. In his inimitable story-telling fashion, using hundreds of pictures and videos, Silvin will take the audience on a trip through time and space. "Presenter was excellent. His knowledge & delivery was truly amazing." - OLLI Patron This lecture takes place 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm.

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