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Thread: IF GOD HAD WANTED MAN TO FLY, Due August 23, 2019

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    How'd I almost miss this?! I'm on this like white on rice!
    Flight is one of my most favorite things ever!
    Vicki, if I can get my cards out in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday, would it be too late to sign up??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingPhoenix View Post
    How'd I almost miss this?! I'm on this like white on rice!
    Flight is one of my most favorite things ever!
    Vicki, if I can get my cards out in the mail tomorrow or Tuesday, would it be too late to sign up??

    It usually takes 4-5 business days for cards to reach me, so chances are good that your ATCs will NOT reach me by swap deadline.
    However, this is a very small group, and we could use another player so I am willing to wait an extra day or two for your cards to arrive, should you wish to mail them.

    I am also willing to do a personal trade, if your cards arrive too late, if that works for you.
    But although I would try to give you a mixed assortment of my ATCs, you would not be getting a mixture of all the artist's cards.

    Let me know what you decide.
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    Still waiting on one set.
    They were promised in the mail.
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    After several days of POURING rain (1 inch in one hour) it is warm, sunny, dry, bluebird weather.
    So today we had brunch, and lunch, outside under the trees.
    Looking out the windows, there was soooooo much to see.
    Since we are getting close to Memorial Day, all the local pilots are test-flying their planes prior to socializing, giving rides, and bragging, this weekend.
    We saw a skymaster, a skyhawk, an 1930's biwing, a Chinook carrier, two different helicopters, and a "regular" airplane.
    GOOD DAY for plane watching!!!!!

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    All ATCs have now been received.
    Returns will be in the mail by the weekend.
    Thanks everyone for participating.

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    BIPLANE
    Fixed wing aircraft with two main wings stacked one above the other
    .....1903 The Wright Flyer
    Single Engine, Single Seat, BiPlane - First powered plane was a Biplane, The Wright Flyer
    .....1918 USPS Air Mail Service Started
    Single Engine, Single Seat, BiPlane - Delivered U.S. Air Mail
    .....1957 Stardust, Stardust Too
    Single Engine, Single or Double Seat, Biplane - So popular, it could be home built from purchased plans

    Unfortunately, biplanes are inefficient, and don't really do much that a monoplane can't. They produce a lot of drag compared to the amount of lift they produce, meaning they use a lot of fuel to travel the same distance. They also have fairly poor visibility, due to the second wing.

    MONOPLANE
    Fixed wing aircraft with a single main wing
    .....The monoplane has inherently the highest efficiency and lowest drag of any
    wing configuration
    .....Debate continues to which is better, the Low Wing Monoplane or the High Wing Monoplane

    Notable High Wing Monoplanes:
    .....1927 Charles Lindberg flew a Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
    .....1932 Amelia Earhart flew a Single Engine, Single Seat, High Wing Monoplane
    .....Oct 31, 2013 - “Low wing airplanes were designed by the very devil himself. ... Because birds were designed by God and he created them with high wings”- quote by John Frank, Executive Director, Cessna Pilots Association.

    Notable Low Wing Monoplanes:
    .....1940-1945 Mitsubishi Zero Fighter WWII
    Single seat, Low Wing Monoplane, Type 0, fighter aircraft, used by the Japanese
    .....1944 WASP's WWII
    Single Engine, Single Seat, Low Wing Monoplane (Advanced Trainer AT-6)


    TRI-DECKER PLANE
    Fixed wing aircraft with three wings staggered one above the other
    .....1916-1918 Red Baron and his Fokker Dreidecker WWI
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    1981
    Launch First Space Shuttle


    On April 12, 1981, the Space Shuttle launched for the first time, and was piloted
    by John Young and Robert Crippen for a two-day mission
    Beginning with space shuttle Columbia's delivery to NASA's Kennedy Space Center
    in Florida, the center has been home to each of the five flown shuttle orbiters for
    the duration of the Space Shuttle Program.
    .....Collage image
    .....Nuovo Duck Egg Blue Textured Smoke Clouds
    .....Glitter Glue Exhaust
    .....Die Cut Stars with Glitter
    .....Sticky Back Text


    1981
    Launch First Space Shuttle

    SPACE TRIVIA
    M&M's are Seriously Out of This World
    On April 12, 1981, M&M's made their first voyage into space. They flew on the
    Space Shuttle Columbia, becoming the FIRST CANDY in space



    1983
    Sally Ride, first American Woman in Space

    .....Sally Ride, American astronaut and physicist
    .....Joined NASA in 1978, beating out 1,000 other applicants for a spot
    .....Sally Ride was the first American woman to go into space when she flew
    on the Space Shuttle Challenger on June 18, 1983
    .....The purpose of the Challenger Mission was to deploy two satellites
    .....Ride worked a robotic arm, used to put the satellites into Earth orbit
    .....Ride was the third woman in space overall
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    1945
    Enola Gay

    On 6 August 1945, during the final stages of World War II, the Enola Gay became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb.
    Enola Gay is a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, the bomber that was used by the United States to drop an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, the first time the explosive device had been used on an enemy target.
    The Enola Gay was named after Enola Gay Tibbets, the mother of the pilot, Colonel Paul Tibbets.
    .....Watercolor and Gelatos Background
    .....Ken Oliver Color Burst Pigments "Bomb" Cloud
    ......Magazine Image


    1946
    Hughes XF-11

    The Hughes XF-11 was a prototype military reconnaissance aircraft, designed/flown
    by Howard Hughes and built by Hughes Aircraft for the U.S. Army Air Forces.
    Each engine drove a pair of contra-rotating four-bladed, controllable-pitch propellers,
    which can increase performance and stability, at the cost of increased mechanical
    complexity which created constant problems.
    .....Contra-rotating blades
    .....Twin Engine, Twin Boom (not really a twin tail, although called that)
    .....First flight‎: ‎7 July 1946
    .....Only 2 built, one crashed during first flight, one burned in the same crash
    .....Army Air Force contract for 100 planes cancelled


    1947
    Hughes Hercules H-4

    Henry Kaiser, steel magnate and shipbuilder, conceived the idea of a massive flying
    transport for war use. The Hughes H-4 Hercules is a prototype strategic airlift unit
    designed and designed and built by the Hughes Aircraft Company per the idea of
    Henry Kaiser.
    Intended as a transatlantic flight transport for use during World War II,
    the MASSIVE Hughes H-4 Hercules, a mammoth eight-engine flying boat
    (also known as the "Spruce Goose"), was the largest flying machine of
    its time – and was made entirely out of wood. Built in 1947, at a cost
    of $2.5 million, it was not completed in time to be used in the war, so it
    completed its first and ONLY flight November 2,1947, and now sits land
    locked in McMinnville, about 1,000 miles north of its birthplace in
    Southern California. It is on permanent display at the Evergreen
    Aviation and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon
    .....This massive plane is shown on the bottom photo, taking up the
    same space (on land) as FOUR container ships would occupy in the water
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    My returns are here.
    Sorry for the delay.

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    No problem, Boots.
    Everyone seems to be running behind.

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