Tag: airplane

(The title is said with the same meter as ‘planes, trains and¬†automobiles’, if you were wondering. When it’s written like that it sounds like this post will only contain planes — and that’s a lie. True, there will be lots of planes… but also a little musing. So even if you don’t like planes, read on!) [There are photos of planes further down, if you want to cut straight to the goodies.] It was my birthday on Tuesday! I am…

B-52D Stratofortress & Yeah, but, No, but. Seb: The B-52 is monumentally large. Sure, I’ve seen bigger things — Yosemite, the Eiffel Tower — but nothing that comes close in terms of beauty, efficacious engineering or the craftsmanship found in the B-52 Stratofortress. It’s just so damn cool. Until yesterday I’ve never actually seen the machines of war up close. I’ve seen a Spitfire before, and some tanks… but apart from that, I’ve only seen them on my computer screen…