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Wednesday, 13 September 2006

crane flying

Just a quicky - I've arrived back from a very rewarding, if brief and somewhat rushed two day course in Germany.

I took my GPS on the plane with me - here's rather a cunning (and zoomable!) map of the route the EasyJet plane flew between Dortmund and Luton Airports (courtesy of gpsvisualizer.com):

It doesn't give the height (up to 30,000 feet) nor the speed (150 mph at take-off and upwards of 500 mph at cruising altitude) but it's still great to see what I was flying over (like Rotterdam, and - on the way there - Chelmsford!)

Just before I get ready for another day at work (fortunately the last of the week!) I thought I'd do a bit of research on crane flies, since they're all over the place at the moment.

I heard, for example, that if a daddy-longlegs was capable of puncturing the skin, they could kill a grown human; not only has this been quite comprehensively debunked but I didn't realise that there were three different kinds!

More from me tomorrow.. perhaps...

Posted by james at September 13, 2006 9:33 PM

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