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Old 25th Nov 2016, 14:16
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"GERONIMOoooooooooooooooooo.........................PRANG !!!!"
 
Old 25th Nov 2016, 14:39
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Having built his wings with genuine ribs, Mr Lector still needed to finally cut the last one free from its host.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 14:41
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Thing looked on with amusement and wished he was back with the Munsters.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 15:02
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 15:14
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 15:31
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 15:37
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 16:28
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<not a caption>
I tasked Jim with finding out what he could about what Mme. Alberti was doing on a hillock near Boston in 1931, and he dutifully came up with this: Madame Alberti's science of flight. Interesting!
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 18:00
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It amazed me that it is a she in the picture, even more than the fact she believed that she could fly..
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 18:16
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 18:30
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Originally Posted by NutLoose View Post
It amazed me that it is a she in the picture, even more than the fact she believed that she could fly..
Icarus thought he could fly, too - and that without the benefit of a bicycle wheel!
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 18:38
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THIS IS NOT A CAPTION

Nutloose,

Don't you mean your good lady "sewed it up" ?

...............

jim's brother,

Thanks for the link ! I think Madame A must have been at the lsd ! (wasn't there a medieval monk of Malmesbury [?] who put a simiar idea to the test from the top of the church tower, and lived [?] to regret it ?)

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Old 25th Nov 2016, 19:00
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<not a caption>

Originally Posted by Danny42C View Post
Thanks for the link ! I think Madame A must have been at the lsd ! (wasn't there a medieval monk of Malmesbury [?] who put a simiar idea to the test from the top of the church tower, and lived [?] to regret it ?)
Yes, Danny, that's quite close to where I live (although unfortunately I arrived 1011 years too late for the event.) Benedictine Eilmer - the 'flying monk' - was the country's first aviator in the year 1005. He flew for about 200m, but crashed, in his view, because he forgot to provide himself with a tail. (Obviously didn't listen properly in groundschool.) Seems he lived but broke both his legs, which was probably to his benefit because it (and his Boss) curtailed any further experimentation!

He was clearly bang up-to-date, as he has his own website at Eilmer of Malmesbury.

<many apologies for thread-drift>
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 19:53
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 19:57
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 21:56
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It was a very tricky decision, but after much deliberation, the votes are finally in:

3rd -
Having landed safely, the paratroops catch the components of their bicycles, assemble them and nimbly speed off to assault the enemy.
C52

2nd -
With a distant memory of schooldays, she shouted ...
"Straining upon the start. The game's afoot:
Follow your spirit, and upon this charge
Cry 'God for Harry, England, and Saint George!'"

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Old 25th Nov 2016, 22:10
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Thanks Danny, damned spell chekker a gain.
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 22:18
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Many thanks for the honour, Aotw. It's a great pleasure to bring the CST back to the UK - it doesn't seem to have suffered during its long journey, but Jim insisted that I sprayed it with insecticide before bringing it into the house.

I'll sort out a new photo asap.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 01:51
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Have a shot at this....

Image deleted... duplicate from possibly eons ago!

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Old 26th Nov 2016, 02:00
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