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.
Last night I dreamt of this bird. It began with a still photograph showing a Black Bird dipping the port wing into a lake taken nanoseconds before the crash.ReplyDelete
My job was to investigate the photo, where, who, and so on. Some suspected Nazi Germany. When it turned out it was a product of one Kelly Johnson in America, my investigatoon was shut down in a hot hurry.
Have always loved that plane. As a teenager I had the Estes rocket one. Every time I see a picture I laugh thinking about the speed check story told by a former pilot.ReplyDelete
I used to watch these taking off on Okinawa. Just.... wow. I'd think that this photo is photoshopped. The water would be showing some disturbance even at the Habu's speed.ReplyDelete
Definitely photoshopped. As Clay says, there would absolutely be watertails being thrown up high in the air from those two engines. Whoever made the photo knows nothing about aerodynamic reality in this situation.ReplyDelete
But it's a great Photoshop, just not a perfect one.Delete
Forget the roostertails. Nobody sane would fly a plane with essentially zero forward visibility that close to the water, not in a million years.
A millimetric slip for a millisecond, the slightest hiccup, and plane and crew would be a blossoming flower of debris scattered over a square mile.