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Old 12th May 2024, 20:44
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Tower Bridge

Apparently itís now acceptable to fly through Tower Beidge


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68999756
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Originally Posted by Stuck On The Ground
Apparently itís now acceptable to fly through Tower Beidge


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-68999756
Apparently, you missed the comment in the article that the bridge was Closed for this special event.
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I had no idea these things could fly horizontal never mind climb! 😮
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It’s basically a glider with a rotten glide angle but trade enough speed and you can get away with it for a short while. A loop might be pushing it though, but they have been landed in water without resorting to the parachute,
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A first for Marco Furst! (Reportedly he has a less intrepid brother, Hugo).
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Video from Red Bulls YouTube channel
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Seem to recall it was done a wee bit faster in 1968.........


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...and several times with a helicopter in 2012
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And Chris Draper took a Puss Moth through or under it in the 1930s (and most of the other Thames Bridges in an Auster in the 1950s)...
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These wing suits do look like funÖ if only I knew how to skydive in the first place.
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Originally Posted by Saycheese81
These wing suits do look like funÖ if only I knew how to skydive in the first place.
The 'dive' bit is quite easy, it's the landing which might cause a problem.
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How on earth did they get approval for that stunt?
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How on earth did they get approval for that stunt?
Khan will do anything for publicity even though it costs council tax payers lots of money; he doesn't care; it's not his money.
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Not my province, being a country bumpkin, but why should this event cost the council-taxpayers? And isn't all publicity good?
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
And Chris Draper took a Puss Moth through or under it in the 1930s (and most of the other Thames Bridges in an Auster in the 1950s)...
There were at least 10 other 'through' flights since 1945. I don't have my notes with me now, but I did compile a list a few years ago. There were quite a few more between WWI and WWII.
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