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Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
I used that technique way back when I was flying R/C airplanes a lot. Although I considered it, I never got up the nerve to pursue a pilot's license. Flying model airplanes with my feet firmly planted was as close as I ever got to "slipping the surly bonds".
I still dream of it . Side-slip caused considerable noise inside the glider and I always thought it would tear apart.
Rudder left and aileron right or the other way round and control speed with the stick. Before touchdown one had to get back into normal flight and in the direction of the landing strip. The exercise obviously lasts a lifetime in my memory.
 

M. Valdemar

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Aug 5, 2013
New York City
Here are some photos I shot a few years ago at a Virginia Museum. I was using a Sigma 15mm lens with a Nikon D600.

There's a WWI plane that had armament consisting of an Enfield rifle strapped to the exterior of the plane, which I found very interesting. There's also a German V1 "Buzz Bomb". I was surprised at how big it was, I always pictured it as smaller.

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Richard

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Feb 1, 2013
Marlow, UK
... There's also a German V1 "Buzz Bomb". I was surprised at how big it was, I always pictured it as smaller.


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My parents were at school in London when the V1s were falling and would often talk about the experience. They always referred to them as "doodlebugs". You were fine if you could hear the sound of the engine, but as soon as the engine cut out, the V1 would fall out of the sky and you'd better hope you weren't underneath at the time. My father used to tell a story of taking exams in the school hall during a V1 "raid" and having to take shelter under his desk, while the masters walked up and down the lines of desks to make sure the boys weren't cheating.

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Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
DFS Weihe on a cross country flight in Baden-Württemberg
Jacobs designed the Weihe to be the pre-eminent performance glider of its era and indeed it captured many championships and set many records, until its performance was surpassed at the end of the 1950s. Even today it is considered one of the "classic sailplane designs"(Wikipedia)

 

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Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
DFS Weihe at close distance - this is an image of the sailplane that set the world record for altitude gain in 1959
The Weihe won the World Gliding Championships in 1948 and 1950. It was used to set many world and national records, including the world record for altitude gain in 1959 of 9,665 m
Dick Johnson won the US National Soaring Championships in 1959, flying a Weihe (Wikipedia)

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Aug 1, 2016
Bremen - Germany
Rolf
The Schneider Grunau Baby was a single-seat sailplane first built in Germany in 1931, with some 6,000 examples constructed in some 20 countries. ...... it was accepted wisdom that the pilot should feel as much unimpeded airflow as possible, to better sense rising and falling currents of air and temperature changes etc. (Wikipedia)

 

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Surrey/Hants border UK
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Took these yesterday at my local airfield.
caught the C17 Globemaster coming in, then drove to other side of airfield to get it going out.
Hungarian plane, dropping pilots off for training on the simulator apparently...
 

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