In 1986, a BA Concorde flew from London to New Zealand and back. This podcast tells the story of the guy who chartered the flight.

Ken Irons, a local businessman from New Zealand’s Palmerston North - a town of which John Cleese once said “If you wish to kill yourself but lack the courage to, I think a visit to Palmerston North will do the trick.” - decided he wanted to see Halleys Comet from Concorde. Because he didn’t know it was impossible, he managed to make it happen.

Well worth a listen if you have 25 minutes. Or just read the website summary if you haven’t.

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https://www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018728932

Accompanying news footage of the arrival:

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