Fog Over Hickory
it's always ourselves we find in the sea
This week, we recap, review, and analyze Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (機動戦士Ζガンダム) episode 16 - Through the Haze of Darkness (白い闇を抜けて), discuss our first impressions, and and provide commentary and research on planes and pigeons.
- Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) article about "Beech's Beautiful Biplane."
- Plane and Pilot magazines's All Time Favorite Planes (the Staggerwing is #5).
- A page collecting information about aircraft used in the Spanish Civil War (the Staggerwing was used by the Republicans, allegedly as a not-very-effective bomber).
- Wikipedia page for the Edgley Optica.
- Page on wing configurations, with pictures to explain tapered and dihedral.
- Brief article about the Optica, with video of one flying.
- AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association) article about the Optica.
- Earlier AOPA article about the Optica right after John Edgley re-acquired control of the design.
- Listing of every Optica manufactured or planned, with their current status.
- Article from 1986 World's Fair where the Optica was demonstrated, after the crash but when hopes were still high.
- Official report on the Optica accident discussed in the podcast.
- War pigeons, further explanation of pigeons in war and stories of Dinkin Award winning pigeons from the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, and a brief history of the National Pigeon Service in the UK.
- Story of Olga of Kiev, and her sneaky use of pigeons in the Drevlian Uprising.
- Article about "closing the pigeon gap" between the Franco-Prussian War and WWI.
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