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6560 Andrew Nellestyn’s Food For Thought: The Magic of Flight / Matière à réflexion du 6560 Andrew Nellestyn: la magie du vol

Flight has captured our imagination since time immemorial. Icarus flew too close to the sun and fell to earth. Pegasus symbolizes air borne forces. Leonardo da Vinci created voluminous innovative designs. The Wright Brothers achieved heavier-than-air flight in 1903. Rockets were common weapons in China as early as 280 CE. And kites were ubiquitous, prehistoric. People of all ages build model “airplanes” of paper, basalt, plastic, metal and composites, some powered, others radio-controlled. International competitions abound awarding prices for best designs and pilots, the best of the best! The ultimate, Le Prix d’Or, contest is the Annual Paris Federation Aeronautique Internationale: Acrobatics Free Style to Music for F3P model aircraft. The video below will both entertain and leave you flabbergasted! Enjoy!

Le vol a capturé notre imagination depuis des temps immémoriaux. Icare a volé trop près du soleil et est tombé sur terre. Pegasus symbolise les forces aériennes. Léonard de Vinci a créé de volumineux designs innovants. Les frères Wright ont réalisé un vol plus lourd que l’air en 1903. Les roquettes étaient des armes courantes en Chine dès 280 CE. Et les cerfs-volants étaient omniprésents, préhistoriques. Des gens de tous âges construisent des «avions» modèles en papier, basalte, plastique, métal et composites, certains motorisés, d’autres radiocommandés. Les compétitions internationales regorgent de prix pour les meilleurs designs et pilotes, les meilleurs des meilleurs! Le concours ultime, Le Prix d’Or, est le concours annuel de la Fédération de Paris Aéronautique Internationale: Acrobaties Free Style à la musique pour les modèles réduits d’avions F3P. La vidéo ci-dessous vous divertira et vous laissera stupéfait! Prendre plaisir!

For more information (lien en anglais uniquement): https://www.teamusaf3p.com/index.php/what-is-f3p

One Comment

  • John Stacey

    December 1, 2020 at 4:56 pm

    I couldn’t help but think of my old Linear Algebra professor in second year at CMR St Jean, Sam Stallard, when I saw this video. He was a real model/paper airplane competition enthusiast, and would have loved to see something like this. I recall waiting for him to arrive for our class one day, I got everyone to make a paper airplane and when he walked in the door we all launched them sumultaneously. We didn’t learn any Linear Algebra that day but he commanded our attention as he told stories of competitions he had attended and competed in. He was my all-time favourite prof at CMR, hands down!