CloudsEileen

Aeronautical

SKYTRIKES and WHING-DINGS

Names of military and civilian aircraft found in Britain
"...Grain Griffin, Parnall Puffin, Wisp, Weasel, Tomtit and Goblin
Quicki Longeze, Currie Super Wot, Beardmore Wee Bee and Watkinson Dingbat...."

SKYHOGS and SHAGBATS
Nicknames of aircraft, as given by those who flew them, or their rivals.
"...Flying Potato, Whistling Wheelbarrow
Stringbag, Shagbat, Skyhog, Spam Can
Staggerwing and Stratobladder..."

NO WINDSOCK
Britain's littler airfields, and their instructions and warnings to pilots.
"...Susceptible to sea fog
Surface may suffer from rabbit scrapes
Occasional itinerant sheep on runway
And flocks of crows congregating on strip..."

Clouded sky from a photo by Eileen Kinghan

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