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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

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Colorado wasn't affected much by the "Civil" war, was it? Off topic I know but just curious.

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only if u look at what has happend to it in the last 4 years

400 ' is high enough to get were you are going
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I just took a quick look, and it doesn't seem that CO was fully union or confederate during the civil war. Fence sitters even then I guess.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Ouch, barb-wire or electric? Eee-haa!

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

I prefer the kick from electric. Don't you Randy? LiPo?

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Here's a neat video of some radical aero towing. World's Largest Radio Controlled "Paper Airplane" Glider - YouTube

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

Build it and they will come.

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Amazing bit of aero towing. A paper airplane no less.

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Only in Los Alamos.
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Ok, name the first sitting US president to fly in an airplane. This was a really big deal at the time needless to say.

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Roosevelt? I think he flew across the Atlantic but I cant remember what for.
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yes it was FDR. He had a secret meeting with Churchill. Flew over on a flying boat. May have been PanAm, but I'm not completely sure. He also flew on a military transport for a portion of the flight.

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Aviation History, Technology, and Trivia

In 1943, "Franklin Roosevelt becomes the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed the Dixie Clipper to a World War II strategy meeting with Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa. With German U-boats taking a heavy toll on American marine traffic in the Atlantic, Roosevelt's advisors reluctantly agreed to send him via airplane. Roosevelt, at a frail 60 years old, gamely made the arduous 17,000-mile round trip. The secret and circuitous journey began on January 11, with the plane stopping several times over four days to refuel and for its passengers to rest. Roosevelt and his entourage left Florida, touched down in the Caribbean, continued down the southern coast of South America to Brazil and then flew across the Atlantic to Gambia. They reached Casablanca on January 14, 1943. After a successful meeting with Churchill, as well as some sightseeing and visits to the troops, Roosevelt retraced the route back to the United States, celebrating his 61st birthday somewhere over Haiti." (taken from history.com)

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Don't forget the Douglas Dolphin.

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