As you've undoubtedly noticed, there has been a lack of content here since last week. That has not escaped my noticed as well. Professional and personal obligations have made it difficult to write regularly here, but regular content will return in earnest as I wrap up a set of features on 787 entry into service for Flight International and complete up a month-long transition to a new home in DC. There's no shortage of things to write about, just a dearth of hours in the day to write about them.
In the meantime, I found this Russian documentary (translated to English) on the 1969 development of the supersonic Tupolev Tu-144 or Concordski as it later became known. The video, which doesn't quite pass for Movie Monday (as it's Wednesday) runs a bit over 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Also, if you haven't yet seen the first 747-8I in full Lufthansa colors, it's now on the Everett flight line and registered D-ABYA. Boeing says its first flight is planned for November and delivery in the springtime.