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  • Airflight Limited was a British charter, and cargo airline from 1948 to 1950.
  • American watch company founded by Dietrich Gruen in1876, and initially called the Columbus Watch Manufacturing Company. The company introduced the first stem-wind watches sold in the U.S. market. In 1935 Gruen introduced the most famous Gruen wristwatch: "The Curvex.
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Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal until Today
Aeronautical Research in Germany: From Lilienthal until Today
From the pioneering glider flights of Otto Lilienthal (1891) to the advanced avionics of today’s Airbus passenger jets, aeronautical research in Germany has been at the forefront of the birth and advancement of aeronautics. On the occasion of the centennial commemoration of the Wright Brother’s first powered flight (December 1903), this English-language edition of Aeronautical Research in Germany recounts and celebrates the considerable contributions made in Germany to the invention and ongoing development of aircraft.
Featuring hundreds of historic photos and non-technical language, this comprehensive and scholarly account will interest historians, engineers, and, also, all serious airplane devotees. Through individual contributions by 35 aeronautical experts, it covers in fascinating detail the milestones of the first 100 years of aeronautical research in Germany, within the broader context of the scientific, political, and industrial milieus. This richly illustrated and authoritative volume constitutes a most timely and substantial overview of the crucial contributions to the foundation and advancement of aeronautics made by German scientists and engineers.

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so dieses mal eine woche eher! ;-) Bitte auf schwarz ansehen! im etikett sind drei anspielungen versteckt (und damit meine ich nicht den namen des Wettbewerbs), wer die alle drei findet, bekommt von mir einen ausgegeben! Making off (25.9.2011): etikett in PS entworfen; auf folie ausgedruckt; etikett auf flasche geklebt; Wasserpest aus Aquarium gesucht (dabei festgestellt Aquarium muss dringend sauber gemacht werden - dauer 2 Std.!!!), MIneralwasser in Flasche gefullt, Wasserpest reingesteckt, festgestellt, dass die immer aufschwimmt, Gewindemutter an Pflanze gehangt, damit sie unten bleibt, so lange in der flasche geruhrt, bis die pflanze an einer richtigen stelle steht. Dauer: so lange bis kaum noch KOhlensaure im Wasser ist. Versuch CO2 nachzufullen, festgestellt, dass der Druckminderer an Co2 Flasche defekt ist. Flasche in quadrolight auf grune wachstuchtischdecke gestellt, festgestellt, dass die Falten da drin gar nicht gehen, also wieder hg ausgetauscht in grune Fasertischdecke von der Rolle. LIcht platziert, in verschiedenen Varianten, dies hier: 1 Biglamp mini von links, zwischendurch festgestellt, dass wasser unter das etikett gelaufen ist, also bei gefullter flasche etikett ab, trocknen und wieder aufkleben, in der nachbearbeitung schneiden, sattigung und tonung grun anpassen, sichtbares tesafilm stempeln, rahmen drum!
Takeoff: Getting from HERE... to THERE!
Takeoff: Getting from HERE... to THERE!
It's short -- but you'll see: * A glimpse of a C-17, then the plane's nose lifts -- During takeoff we first pass Airflight's FBO (a private air terminal) -- * then Boeing Aircraft's C-17 Globemaster III plant... * with a C-17 on the tarmac!

gruen airflight
gruen airflight
Ape House: A Novel
The wildly entertaining new novel from the bestselling author of Water for Elephants.

Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn't understand people, but apes she gets—especially the bonobos Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mbongo, Jelani, and Makena, who are capable of reason and communication through American Sign Language. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she's ever felt among humans—until she meets John Thigpen, a very married reporter writing a human interest feature. But when an explosion rocks the lab, John's piece turns into the story of a lifetime—and Isabel must connect with her own kind to save her family of apes from a new form of human exploitation.

Sara Gruen on Ape House

Right before I went on tour for Water for Elephants, my mother sent me an email about a place in Des Moines, Iowa, that was studying language acquisition and cognition in great apes. I had been fascinated by human-ape discourse ever since I first heard about Koko the gorilla (which was longer ago than I care to admit) so I spent close to a day poking around the Great Ape Trust’s Web site. I was doubly fascinated--not only with the work they’re doing, but also by the fact that there was an entire species of great ape I had never heard of. Although I had no idea what I was getting into, I was hooked.
During the course of my research for Ape House, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the Great Ape Trust--not that that didn’t take some doing. I was assigned masses of homework, including a trip to York University in Toronto for a crash course on linguistics. Even after I received the coveted invitation to the Trust, that didn’t necessarily mean I was going to get to meet the apes: that part was up to them. Like John, I tried to stack my odds by getting backpacks and filling them with everything I thought an ape might find fun or tasty--bouncy balls, fleece blankets, M&M’s, xylophones, Mr. Potato Heads, etc.--and then emailed the scientists, asking them to please let the apes know I was bringing “surprises.” At the end of my orientation with the humans, I asked, with some trepidation, whether the apes were going to let me come in. The response was that not only were they letting me come in, they were insisting.
The experience was astonishing--to this day I cannot think about it without getting goose bumps. You cannot have a two-way conversation with a great ape, or even just look one straight in the eye, close up, without coming away changed. I stayed until the end of the day, when I practically had to be dragged out, because I was having so much fun. I was told that the next day Panbanisha said to one of the scientists, “Where’s Sara? Build her nest. When’s she coming back?”
Most of the conversations between the bonobos and humans in Ape House are based on actual conversations with great apes, including Koko, Washoe, Booey, Kanzi, and Panbanisha. Many of the ape-based scenes in this book are also based on fact, although I have taken the fiction writer’s liberty of fudging names, dates, and places.
One of the places I did not disguise or rename is the Lola ya Bonobo sanctuary in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They take in orphaned infants, nurse them back to health, and when they’re ready, release them back into the jungle. This, combined with ongoing education of the local people, is one of the wild bonobos’ best hopes for survival.
One day, I’m going to be brave enough to visit Lola ya Bonobo. In the meantime, in response to Panbanisha’s question, I’m coming back soon. Very soon. I hope you have my nest ready!
(Photo © Lynne Harty Photography)