[WWI] Got to see a Gotha G-IV fly!

timothy mixon mixontda at msn.com
Sun Apr 22 19:07:03 EDT 2007

Tom, nice to hear from another Okie! I was born in Bartlesville and grew up 
in Broken Arrow. I left for the military in 1985 and ended up here in 
Michigan. Hope all is well there.

>From: "Tom Solinski" <dr-i.417.17 at cox.net>
>Reply-To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>To: "'World War I Modeling Mailing List'" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>Subject: [WWI] Got to see a Gotha G-IV fly!
>Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2007 17:49:23 -0500
>Went to the local end-of-season indoor rubber powered flying event this
>afternoon at the Oklahoma State armory here in OKC
>There is a new fad in indoor models called "walk behind gliders"   They
>build models with incredibly low wing loading then walk under them with a
>large sheet of foamboard.  The board is held at an angle and when they walk
>the push up a blast of air much like the type found in slope soaring. One
>gentleman had a minute Gotha bomber he was flying around in this manner.
>Too bad my camera cant take instantaneous pictures.

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