posted on Oct, 13 2008 @ 04:36 PM
Sorry for the silly title, but hopefully it will make sense in a while.
I have read an interesting snippet in this weeks Flight magazine that I wanted to share with you.
It is reported that back in the 1960's when the future of the P.1127 was in doubt Hawkers test pilot John Farley hatched out a plan to make the Govt
take notice of this remarkable aeroplane.
The plan was to fly the P.1127 along the Thames and come to a stop hovering outside the Houses of Parliament, then to demonstrate the accuracy and
delicacy with which the aircrafts thrust vector controls could be manipulated it was panned to use the long instrumentation probe seen on the nose
below to 'punch out one or two stained glass windows'!
Now doesn't THAT conjure up a brilliant image
Disappointingly, not least for Argentina, there was no need to carry out the plan as the aircraft was approved.
[edit on 13-10-2008 by waynos]