A date for the diary. It’s going to be at Barton Aerodrome (or City Airport, as it likes to be known), which is only a few miles down the road from me.
At least, that’s what it looks like from the front. From behind, it looks like a hotdog in a bun.
The first Mongrels story- GOD Hunt- started with a wingsuit dive from a blimp. As written, it was a vertical airship, which is an interesting variation on the traditional airship design. An Airlander inspired wing would have been even better.
When an early British sea plane, the S.80, made a three-month expedition south down the Nile in 1914, the mechanic was unnamed in the newspaper reports. But the adventure’s success depended on his expertise.
A bunch of remote controlled plane enthusiasts calling themselves Team Black Sheep shot some great aerial footage of New York. These are the sorts of views we mere mortals would have to steal a helicopter in GTA IV to see. Whatever it is that’s blocking the bottom right of the camera’s view is a bit distracting, but otherwise this is awesome footage.
Can I have one of these to fly around the Lakes when I’m at home some time? Wasdale comes to mind first, but there are a load of other neat valleys I could take it through.
[Fiona Banner], known for her huge text descriptions of war films, has made what appears to be traditional kit models of all the world’s 122 fighter planes, after a considerable amount of research to discover exactly which planes are in service, not something many countries like to boast about.
Some models are commercially available, others do not exist in kit form, so she had to create them from scratch, and as the more anoraky small visitors will undoubtedly clock immediately, she has chosen not to give any of them insignia or any markings of nationality.
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The Saunders Roe SR-A1 jet flying boat. One of the ideas floated in the Second World War to provide air support for the Allies in the Pacific.