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  •  A fine diary, and an even finer diarist! (6+ / 0-)

    A great writeup, wonderfully apt videos: another great diary from Shortfinals and crew.

    My dad used to commute back and forth to his university after weekends home (to see my mom, naturally!) with a former P-51 pilot in the late '40s. He has described those 100+ mile, two lane highway trips as something akin to flying at very low altitude: they did the trip in about 75 minutes. You can't do it that fast today on the interstate driving the same, albeit more direct and thus shorter, route. :)

    And yes, the Merlin is the engine, no contest there.

    Finally, my congratulations to SF for his 300th diary. Bravo, sir, bravo!

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