I know, I know- I am stretching this theme A LOT! But here is my entry: an aerial container full of Russians!
At our town’s Fly Inn over the weekend, the star attraction was the visit from this old biplane- an Antonov 2. Some say ( In a Jeremy Clarkson voice) that this might be the biggest single engine aircraft in the world…
It looks extremely heavy, but I saw with my own little eyes it takes off, fully loaded in under 100 meters!
So ladies and gentlemen, for your entertainment: my container full of Russians, the Antonov 2:
For more interesting reading on the history of the Antonov AN 2- read here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-2
Just an update for my regular readers- the Apple Juice did not work. I had the mother of all gall stone attacks at my mother in law’s place, and no, it was not her poisoning me. I have a lovely mother in law! Really like her. So… tomorrow my wife is taking me to the big bad city, and on Wednesday I am having surgery taking out my gallbladder. I thought I would be hopping, skipping and jumping out of there, but my GP told me just now to be prepared for 2-3 days in hospital and 2 weeks sick leave afterwards. So… the Rider might be the Shadow for the next two weeks. This is my first operation ever, really scared- you know the saying: “Any surgery on ME IS major surgery…” So- it might be a while before I ride again!
Sorry Seegogga, ek het regtig my bes probeer met die appelsappies…