This is the video mentioned last evening:
Just a couple of comments:
# Tri-jet airliners have always been among my favourites, from the Trident all the way through to the MD11. There were also tri-piston passenger aircraft, the Britten-Norman Trislander (a development of the long-lived Islander) being the most famous of them.
# Actually, while the Comet was a quadjet, the Tupolev Tu-104 only had two jet engines, and while the comet was grounded it was the only operating commercial jet aircraft for a couple of years.
I could go on all day about how important thoughtful comments are by people who know their topic and Ruairidh MacVeigh seems to attract them. Mind you, the topic is not as controversial as the sort of thing we're into. What I really like about this guy is there's no BS about him.
What there also is is an element of boys with toys. I know that so many girls are first rate investigators, would be into anything going and there are two of them as far as I can see in the one below - no question the gals are into anything going ... and yet ... and yet ... there is this boys with toys thing as well, ha ha: