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    Re: Chairman's Rant - March 2020 (non-contagious version)

    Ooooh - Horten Ho229 - what an amazing design! It's in the Udvar Hazy Centre! In bits awaiting restoration when Andrea & I saw it a few years back!

    They also have a Donrier Pfeil that was returned to Germany a few year back and restored to flying condition, returned to the museum and put on permanent display.

    And Enola Gay.

    If you're ever on that side of the pond it's a must see museum - on two sites. Incredible!

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    Re: Chairman's Rant - March 2020 (non-contagious version)

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    MIG-29's cool tho. Did you get to loose those missiles at anything?
    The instructions were fairly specific not to touch anything.... particularly the red lever that fired the ejector seat.

    I'd like to do the Zero Gravity parabolic flight experience sometime in the future but they don't call it the Vomit Comet for nothing so I guess it could get messy.

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    Re: Chairman's Rant - March 2020 (non-contagious version)

    That's right, Guy, one of the Hortens did end up in the States, didn't it. Probably went as part of Werner Von Braun's household stuff when the Americans spirited him away too.... (what d'ya mean. "conspiracy theory"???)

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    Re: Chairman's Rant - March 2020 (non-contagious version)

    I think it's the only extant Horten Norm. So much stuff went out to America after the end of hostilities and unfortunately much of it ended up being scrapped after evaluation. If you're ever out is Washington DC I really can't recommend highly enough visiting both halves of the National Aerospace Museum. It's breathtaking.
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