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The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team were on hand this morning to greet our Vulture 1 pilot as he jetted into Spain ahead of this weekend's historic aerospace event. We're obliged to Cade Metz of El Reg's San Francisco tentacle for seeing our man safely onto the plane, and we're delighted to report that he arrived none …

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Black Helicopters

Fake

That moon landing photo is, as any fule kno, a fake.

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Anonymous Coward

That last picture is a fake

the shadows are all wrong.

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Unhappy

Dammit

I just lost 5 quid. I bet the Stig would be piloting Vulture 1. :P

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So will Biggles here be planting a Vulture flag on arrival, and claiming the land for the new El Reg datacentre?

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Pint

Re sobered up

So, not just the engineering team but also the pilot is being paid in Riojas?

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Anonymous Coward

I'm impressed

You really did get Tom Cruise.

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Paris Hilton

And.....

he's going to be inside PARIS!

paris... well PARIS

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First pic.

Is that a SPAD XIII?

If so, I'm guessing that the original occupant of that cockpit was Eddie Rickenbacker.........do I get a bun?

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No-one likes a smart arse!

what him? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eddie_Rickenbacker.gif

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Original pic. ...

Spot on mon vieux; have a look at the unplaymobiled original

http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/2665058/Hulton-Archive

Reg - give him a bun forthwith. No, make it some churros instead.

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What's his opinion

on the wings?

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You guys..

.. must have a very early lunch on Fridays

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Moon landing.

I don't think the faked moon landing detracts from his flying qualifications

after all it wasn't his idea was it?

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I'm getting fired...

...or at least growled at by our IT for spitting all over the monitor.

Superb, gents. Absolutely superb :-D

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Surely

That choice of pilot is going to lead to some sort of recursive nightmare when the inevitable Playmobil re-enactment happens???

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Re: before our fathers were a twinkle in our grandfather's eye:

Speak for yourself. My grandparents read about Jack the Ripper in their morning newspapers.

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All the photos are faked ...

... they must be, where's Optimus Prime?

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Op

Behind the camera taking the pictures of course.

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Pint

Proud

Most definitely the right man for the job. Hans Beck will be smiling down on him with pride!

Here's a beer to keep the levels up.

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Fantastic

The whole project. PARIS is obviously the future of air travel.

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Thankfull

that I have learned not to eat or drink while reading the Reg. The cost of new keyboards and monitors was really cutting into my funds.

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Happy

That is one severe case

of helmet-hair!

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Paris Hilton

Glad to see..

...Major Tom made it in just fine.

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This does not bode well.

The X-15 in the picture is the only one of three that was lost in a crash.

S/N 56-6672

Tail number 66672

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