Aircraft

Plane Aerotowing a Glider

Check out this brilliant shot of a plane in flight, aerotowing a glider into the sky! These guys clearly took off from the nearby Devon & Somerset Gliding Club, where we can see several other gliders, presumably waiting for their…

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Tuesday, 16th October 2007

Konkordski

The Tupolev Tu-144 is a supersonic passenger jet built by the Soviet Union as a competitor to the British/French Concorde. The Tupolev was developed around the same time as Concorde and, with a little help from a spy in France,…

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Thursday, 20th September 2007

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Avast Ye! Today, it be Talk Like a Pirate Day an’ we’ve got a barrel-load of piratey-themed sights fer ye landlubbers! Las Vegas’ Treasure Island be havin’ a daily pirate battle, ‘ere the swashbucklers by defeated by th’ booty-shaking o’…

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Wednesday, 19th September 2007

Mystery Plane Outline

Here at the King Khaled Airport in Saudi Arabia, a little way away from the main terminal, there’s a mysterious and unexplained outline of a plane marked out on the desert sand. The shape is similar in size and dimensions…

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Monday, 10th September 2007

Airplane Gnomes

Rather than the usual fare of flowerbeds, ponds or garden gnomes, Lloyd “Tud” Krohn decorates his garden with handmade aircraft. The 1/16 scale models include a V-22 Osprey, B-17 Flying Fortress, P-38 Lightning, C-130 Hercules and an Apache helicopter. Mr…

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Friday, 7th September 2007

Easter Island (Island Week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) Located in the south eastern Pacific Ocean, almost four thousand kilometers from continental Chile, Easter Island – or locally Rapa Nui…

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Thursday, 30th August 2007
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