Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

AV geeks happening on the Lufthansa media website will have doubtlessly spotted the error with this striking but - we presume - montage image.

tmb into the sand boxLook closely and the aircraft - clearly with its flaps deployed for landing - appears set for a rather uncomfortable encounter with the desert beyond the runway. The arrows on the tarmac point in the direction of the threshold of the usable runway.behind the snapper's back. 

(Source: Flight International magazine - September 4-10, 2018)

Raising the bar.

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, British scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that **their** ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the Brit's, in the weeks that followed, an American archaeologist dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly after, a story published in the New York Times: "American archaeologists, finding traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that **their** ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the British".

One week later, Canadian Department Of Mines and Resources in Newfoundland reported the following: "After digging to a depth of 30 feet in Newfoundland, Canada, Jack Lucknow, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely nothing.

Jack has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Canada had already gone wireless."

Just makes you proud to be Canadian, eh!