12 DECEMBER 2016


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AND FINALLY: Quiz preview

The Christmas Quiz 2016

This is just a preview. Our tame reseacher, Rod Simpson, has been through his files to come up with some images that are easy, and others less so. The idea is to have fun even if you don't submit an entry. But we've got some super prizes, including a night at the splendid Amba Charing Cross Hotel, and the book to commemorate the 150 years of the Royal Aeronautical Society, 'Delivering the Dream'.

This year we are giving clues too.

Funny place to put the engines on this business jet! Or maybe it’s just a fast car? 

Click the  Read full article  below for the answer.

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Michael Loges, Germany / Blankenfelde-Mahlow

To install the engines over the wings is neither new, nor unique. In the late 1970th, VFFW designed and built the VFW 614, an early regional jet with its Rolls-Royce 7 Snecma Mk 45 engines above the wings, see http://www.vfw614.de/index2.html. There are several good reasons for this way of engine installation, flight dynamics, low undercariage, short stair to the cabin, protection for foreign objects sicked in from the ground, etc.