Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Time Passes - Part 2
Thinking about my last post a bit more, I thought something was missing. Rather than look at air transport development in a couple of 50-year increments, why not take a look in 25-year increments? That reveals a somewhat different story.
Where we were on an unmistakable, nearly century-long upward slope until the early 1980's, culminating in the SST entering service, it seems that we have really entered a plateau in the past 25-years--about the time our children were heavily involved in school. Suddenly, it seems that we no longer wanted to go to the moon any more; no more bigger, better, faster cars or planes; just bigger houses and SUV's. Fooey.