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Exit Through the Gift Shop

”I don’t know how to play chess, but to me, life is like a game of chess” – Thierry Guetta.

You should watch ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’ if you haven’t already. 346 more words


The Rotodyne

The BBC Magazine has recently run an article about a remarkable aircraft – the Rotodyne. It was a hybrid between a helicopter and a turbo-prop airplane. 219 more words


In a Different Life I'd Paint the Streets

In a different life I’d paint the streets
By night, a stealthy lord.
An artist loner dreamer type,
Allegiance shown in words.

On business walls and reader boards… 352 more words

Stephanie Platter

Klein Nurseries part 1

Several weeks ago, David Klein invited John Fairey and I to visit his garden and nurseries. This is the first set of images from that trip. 177 more words


Time off for good behaviour

A while back, I shared Indicator’s impressions of flying the De Havilland Mosquito – and promised to bring you more from that Flight magazine series. Time to make good on the offer… So, following our recent jaunt… 859 more words

Aviation History

On a String and a prayer

Another ‘Stringbag’ story for you…

Late in July of 1942, Royal Navy Sub-Lieutenant L.F. Thompson counted himself lucky to be assigned a seat in one of four Fairey Swordfish I aircraft being ferried from Halifax, Nova Scotia to San Francisco, California.  3,296 more words

Aviation History