WHERE EAGLES DARE: Shah of Iran Flies Supersonic Concord (1972)

WHERE EAGLES DARE: Shah of Iran Flies Supersonic Concord (1972)
by Darius Kadivar

Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Flying With Supersonic Concorde & Ordering Two SSTC oncorde In The Early 1970. Excerpt from documentary Film on the history of theConcord. Ultimately the Shah did not purchase the Concorde because America's President Richard Nixon suggested that the Concord Represented a major Challenge to American Airlines Companies like PAN AM. So the offer was abandoned. Despite its groundbreaking technology the superbe Concorde Airplanes they would have proved to be a bad investment on the long term. ( See BBC Article on Corconrde's Last Flight ) 

More Footage showing Concord Crew Greeted by the Shah as well as Crown Prince Reza: 

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Shah's appearance was second to none

by Arash Kamangir on

What an appearance! There are photoes from shah with other royals from other nations and they always stood behind him which was the sign of respect. 

 It will take a long time before Iranians will see another leader like Shah, whose leadership had brought respect and envy from other nations. If some Iranians have not comprehended that then they deserve nothing better than IR.


A la recherche de l'excellence

by Shemirani on

Concord is a Legend, Never saw a more beautiful airplane.It's just amazing, lucky people who did this fantastic trip Paris-NY with this beautiful "engin" !!!

If crazy people of Iran didn't follow their Shepeshoo emam uneducated pyschpath to ruin our motherland, maybe Iran could have his own concord in the 80's  and people could enjoy it ! but stop dreaming this bunch of morons prefered a mullah who bring felakat and war, promised the paradise with 7 hooria (what a better trip!) when people preferes mediocrity and darkness what can we do about  it !

 Progress, Modernity,Beauty , excellency, glory all in the dust bin and Iran is a huge garbage now, Welldone !!! be happy pendarnotnik !!!




I'm terribly sorry for the encore appearance, Mr. Kadivar.......

by پندارنیک on

.......but I have to mention this.........the video of the sales pitch ends in the middle of the subject of "the right of passage" super sonically........His Majesty didn't bother to wait for a moment before giving His royal consent for such  an important environmental issue.......You know what, Mr. Kadivar..................Good riddance...........those filthy Pahlavis deserved to be sent to the dust bin of history............

Oon Yaroo

Commemorating the late shah 365 days a year...

by Oon Yaroo on

is NOT adequate enough for his vision, love, patriotism, ambitions, and well wishes for Iran and Iranians.

Too bad that the very nation that he cared for so much one day decided to follow a mad man and a murderer by the name of Khomeini ending up becoming his victims!

God bless the Shah every day of the year for ever!


Thanks Mr. Kadivar........

by پندارنیک on

This is or was my problem with the late Shah.............He used to fly a Concord after His breakfast, giving an interview to an English journalist and lecturing the Brits on how they had to change their way of living around His lunch time, signing the royal decree for the execution of, let's say, the likes of Golsorkhi around the 5 o'clock tea, while meeting the American ambassador................just to be awakened by His personal butler to be told that an oil well was on fire and no one in the Great nation of Cyrus didn't know what to do with it, and that our king had to tell those dummies to go and put it out................. It was a one man show, totally unnecessary, and actually damaging to the foundation of monarchism. We didn't need a pilot; we needed a capable king to adhere to our cherished and hard-earned constitution.