A new angle on eclipse

A new angle on eclipse

ECLIPSE-watchers should forget the long drive to the West Country or a choppy boat trip into the Channel next month and give Air France a ring.

The airline is using its most famous resource - Concorde - to offer sightseers supersonic views of the sun and moon.

The trip leaves Paris early on August 11 to try to chase the eclipse across the Atlantic.

Backchat - who IS faced with a long drive to the WestCountry to see the once-in-a-lifetime event - asked Air France commercial director UK and Ireland Thierry de Bailleul what passengers would see. He said Concorde will fly at an angle, giving passengers on one side a view of the shadow on the sea and the others a glimpse at the disappearing sun.

As for the cost - "tres cher," said Thierry.

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