low flight

Common farewells by flight
  • Wind: Make many stories.
  • Plague: Stay strong,
  • Shadow: Psych!
  • Nature: Grow well.
  • Earth: Remember me.
  • Light: Do not stray.
  • Lightning: See you after work.
  • Fire: Keep the fire burning.
  • Water: May your future be clear.
  • Ice: We will be together again.
  • Arcane: Don't get lost out there.

Working with pixels again is refreshing.

My favorite thing about TFA.

Always loved Tie pilots. Stormtroopers in general are my favorite, but then they decided “lets leave these dorks at the apple store for 30 years and come back”

And then they came out all polished and sex.

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We have been in Thailand for almost one day, yet it feels like years have passed. Our experience getting here was filled with tremendous highs and lows: our flight from Seattle was delayed one day, getting comped at a hotel with food vouchers, navigating an endless labyrinth of lines at the airport with other pushy passengers (like me), almost missing our connecting flight in Tokyo, arriving in Bangkok in the middle of the night, discovering our bed is crawling with nasty critters, fleeing in terror to another hostel in the early morning hours, and then FINALLY, sleeping in a clean, private, air-conditioned room.

We awoke well-rested to a warm, sunny city teeming with activity. On our way to the Hua Lamphong train station, we stopped at a food cart to grab a snack, and that’s when Andrew got jumped by a gang of huge cockroaches! They waited til we had food in our hand and then they came rushing out, jumping on his shoe and attempting to climb up his leg. He kicked them off and we continued on our way.

We arrived by train in Ayutthaya, and it is here that we have finally been able to breathe. We were going to go see the sights, but instead of rushing around by tuk-tuk or scooter (yikes!), we decided we needed to get some highly anticipated and much-needed Thai massages! Then afterwards, we walked to the night market where we had The Best Pad Thai Ever.

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Otto Fuchs (in the Fokker in first photo) making a low-level bank in his Fokker D.VII after returning to Jagdstaffel 77b in October 1918. Jagdstaffel 77b was located at Marville from mid-September 1918 until the end of the war. It seems reasonable to assume that is where this photo was taken.

vimeo

Using a gyroscope-stabilized camera on a helicopter and starting with a flight at low elevations, this group has produced some of the most spectacular footage of flights through the Himalayan mountains you will ever see.

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Heinkel He-111H-22 medium bomber used by the Luftwaffe as an aerial launch platform for the V-1 flying bomb, as the loss of the french launch sites located in the northern coast of the country (following the D-Day invasion) meant they no longer had enough range to reach England from any site located in German territory.

The bomber crews developed a tactic, called “lo-hi-lo” where they would fly extremely low over the North Sea for as long as possible, and once they reached the launching point, they would sharply ascend, launch the missile and immediately dive back to a low flight path, this to avoid detection by the excellent and extremely effective British radar network.

This will be the first time in history a bomber was capable of launching a cruise missile, one of the many innovations (even if, with a 40% failure rate, it was a very futile campaign) developed by the Germans as their situation grew desperate. 

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i took a hot second and photoshopped these up idk my clan wears basically exclusively gold and red and the lack of what would obviously be the Best and Only color combo for the filigree armor pains me every day……..stares out window wistfully

bonus (kinda shitty) feathers and wooly apparel because WHAT I WOULDN’T GIVE for golden feathered wings