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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 3:17 pm 
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I just had a jet powered sailplane flying overhead around the house. At first I thought it was just one of the normal sailplanes we see many times a day until I realized the jet sounds were coming from it. I guess that beats using a tow plane and it is the first one I've ever seen.


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Back in the 70s, I recall seeing one in FLYING, a Caproni 21J, IIRC.
A wonderfully streamlined ship with an elegant side-by-side cockpit pod that reminded me of a tadpole.

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