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Remarks June 2013 Issue

The Four Forces of Flight

Drawings like this have been “out there” for years, although I’d not seen one until a contributor recently forwarded one to me. This resonates mostly because the humor stems from a truth that is a disconcertingly sober one. Let’s explore these four forces. [IMGCAP(1)] I grew up in aviation in the era of Jim Bede. Bede was many things, including a superb aircraft designer and quixotic aviation visionary. His designs set new standards for speed, efficiency and,…

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