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#1062307 - Sat Aug 30 2014 08:50 PM New Theme for September
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Things that Fly.
Lots of scope here I think. Please only one per week and start on Sept 1st. Thanks.
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#1062501 - Mon Sep 01 2014 02:45 AM Re: New Theme for September
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I do believe a sparrow can fly though not doing a good job of it here....lol


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#1062503 - Mon Sep 01 2014 03:20 AM Re: New Theme for September
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He is doing a great job of looking gorgeous though, Howie!
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#1062520 - Mon Sep 01 2014 06:54 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Yes, this really did fly! In 1911, it took 49 days to fly from New York to California but failed to
win the prize money of $50,000 put up by William Randolph Hearst because it took 19 days
longer than the rules required.

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#1063188 - Thu Sep 04 2014 05:17 PM Re: New Theme for September
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A green finch that flew onto my bird table


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#1063251 - Fri Sep 05 2014 07:57 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Yesterday evening, when I was round the back wondering what on earth I was going to do with all those bulbs, this guy buzzed overhead and circled for ages before flying south. Nosey or what?

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#1064027 - Wed Sep 10 2014 11:25 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Another early aircraft - a Blériot XXVII - similar to the one Louis Blériot flew across the English
channel in 1911.
When you think about it, it's pretty amazing how far we've advanced since the first powered
flight in 1903.

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#1064028 - Wed Sep 10 2014 11:31 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Originally Posted By: flopsymopsy
Yesterday evening, when I was round the back wondering what on earth I was going to do with all those bulbs, this guy buzzed overhead and circled for ages before flying south. Nosey or what?


Whenever I see a hang glider, powered or not, I'm always reminded of Viv Stanshaw's character - Sir Henry at Rawlingson End. On spotting a hang glider, he said to his manservant (whose name I won't repeat, funny as it is) "Seems a novel enough way to commit suicide. Pass me m' pistol. See if I can't bring the blighter down in the lake."
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#1064047 - Wed Sep 10 2014 01:20 PM Re: New Theme for September
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On the flight path to Heathrow

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#1064569 - Sat Sep 13 2014 04:36 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Our local garden centre now has a falconry centre and you can book hawk experience days or half days. At £45 for 3 hours I am very tempted.


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#1064580 - Sat Sep 13 2014 05:25 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Lovely owl Christina
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#1064589 - Sat Sep 13 2014 07:31 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Inside something that flies - we took a helicopter ride at dawn over Ayer's Rock.
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#1064593 - Sat Sep 13 2014 07:46 PM Re: New Theme for September
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oooo, lucky you!!
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#1064751 - Sun Sep 14 2014 08:45 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Lovely, MG! I hope to go there some day.

Not a very clear picture since it was taken on my phone. Taken while landing at Dubai.

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#1064761 - Sun Sep 14 2014 10:44 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Great photos .. the Ayer's Rock pic is fabulous MG. I would already have done the hawk experience Christina smile
and I need to put my thinking cap on to capture something although with the wild winds outside today anything could go flying past the window!

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#1064762 - Sun Sep 14 2014 10:45 PM Re: New Theme for September
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Mothergoose that photo is magical, would love to have the opportunity to take one similar! Lucky you indeed smile

Zorba, I love landing or taking off at night for just such a view as in your photo!
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#1064781 - Mon Sep 15 2014 01:37 AM Re: New Theme for September
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The first time I took to the air was in one of these - a De Havilland Chipmunk - when I was
in the air cadets. It was only a short trip over the north of Bristol but I was thrilled.
(Even more so as I didn't get air sick.)

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#1064824 - Mon Sep 15 2014 07:57 AM Re: New Theme for September
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That is modern Martin, my first trip was in an Auster!
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#1064825 - Mon Sep 15 2014 08:00 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Phooey, my first flight was in a biplane. I can't tell you the maker, someone had plastered over that info with bits of string and sealing wax. grin
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#1064937 - Mon Sep 15 2014 05:22 PM Re: New Theme for September
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My first flight was in a plane like this replica at the South Canterbury Museum, oh wait....maybe I am thinking of Richard Pearse who may or may not have flown before the Wright Brothers. No documentation about whether he did or did not fly and land a powered heavier-than-air machine on 31 March 1903 and a few times over the next few months unlike the Wright Brothers 9 months later.


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#1064965 - Mon Sep 15 2014 10:49 PM Re: New Theme for September
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My first commercial airplane ride was probably in a Boeing. The first plane I flew by myself was a Cessna, in the Northwest Territories.
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#1065508 - Fri Sep 19 2014 07:46 PM Re: New Theme for September
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I took some photos of a pair of jets tootling about overhead earlier this week, but they really don't show up very well, so here's my old friend down by the river (on the same day) looking for fish. He does fly, just not in this picture.


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#1065762 - Sun Sep 21 2014 03:21 AM Re: New Theme for September
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For those of a sensitive disposition ... don't look!!!


















This creepy-crawly flew (or glided?) in my open patio window last night, and I believe the horrid thing is a cockroach of some sort. I have no idea what the black thing at his tail end might be, so anybody who knows something about these animals is welcome to enlighten me. He was swiftly removed from the premesis!



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#1065787 - Sun Sep 21 2014 06:40 AM Re: New Theme for September
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Yuck. I loathe cockroaches - when I lived in Singapore there were loads of them. Yuck, yuck, yuck!

Worse, I think that thing at its rear is an egg so I hope you killed the darn thing and didn't let it escape to multiply. *shudders* Thanks for the Sunday horror. tongue
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#1065790 - Sun Sep 21 2014 07:20 AM Re: New Theme for September
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oh eewie! Never having seen a cockroach before I had believed them to be darker in colour. I therefore did not squash the thing and released it outdoors. I sincerely wish I hadn't, I've got the heebie-jeebies now frown
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