The Aviation Thread [Contains Lots of Awesome Pictures]

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Same. Since I was a kid I wanted to break the sound barrier, I figured I would save up for a single flight on Concorde - but that didn't happen.
 

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the aircraft in question, a rather decent-looking 1944 de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide

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window view shortly after takeoff from Duxford Aerodrome

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and the “destination” of this flight: Cambridge

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The aircraft has seats for eight passengers and you get weighed during check-in so they can get the centre of gravity right. I’ll let you guess who gets to sit above the wings.

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coming in to land right over the hotel the wife and I had been in for the night


And that was it! Total time in the air was about fifteen minutes. You can also book scenic flights down to London.

 

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Absolutely terrifying 😲


Until you realize it's an RC glider.
 
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