And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Just as different is the hangar itself. Used to fly Hueys and would occasionally land at NAS South Weymouth in MA. Huge airship hangar made of wood. You could literally fly inside it was so big. Gone now. This was back in the 80s.ReplyDelete
Same thing at Moffet Field where I swear I walked in one day and found, way over there in a corner, 3 C-130s. They took almost no room in the hanger.Delete
The story of the privately developed R100 airship, and its government-funded competitor R101, is told in Nevil Shute Norway's autobiography Slide Rule, which I highly recommend.ReplyDelete
Nevil Shute Norway was a successful aeronautical engineer who became well-known as the writer Nevil Shute (On the Beach, A Town Like Alice).
There used to be a blimp hanger down near Galveston, It was formerly Hitchock AFB, big enough to house 6 blimps. John Mecom bought it as surplus and used it for various business interests. I was told an O&G drilling company used the hanger for a while, since it was big enough to completely erect a couple of full sized land drilling rigs inside, to refurbish them. Thing was 200 ft high and 1000 ft long. Hurricane Carla pretty much took it down and left 4 huge concrete corner posts standing, there to this day. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitchcock_Naval_Air_StationReplyDelete