• Skydiving Jumping Out Of A Plane
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    Why do we skydive? Skydiving has been around since ancient Chinese times as a form of aerial stunts. Leonardo da Vinci and the Chinese are both credited for creating the parachute, but it was really in the 18 th century when France both created it and used it by basically throwing themselves out of planes. Little did anyone know that skydiving would be one of the craziest sports today. Jumping out of a plane two and a half miles up into the sky would not be someone's idea of a normal day. As bad...
  • Star Wars Special Sound Movie
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    You " re sitting in a dark movie theater. X-Wing fighters whiz across the screen, and light sabers flash. You " ve seen it all before, but now it's better than ever. Star Wars, the Special Edition, is a classic that has been updated for the 1990 s. The new Star Wars has additional special effects, a more realistic home planet, and improved sound. The original Star Wars movie had great special effects, but they weren't as good as today's computer-generated special effects. In the new Star Wars, ...
  • Brain Plane Pilot Woods
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    Hatchet By- Gary Paulsen Time Line- Brian Robeson's parents get divorce- Brain boards a plane to go to his dad' house- The pilot of the plane gives flying lessons to Brain- The pilot has a heart attack and dies- Brain takes over the plane and crashes it into the Canadian woods- Brain is stranded- Brain explores the woods; finds berries and eats them; gets very ill- Brain makes himself shelter- Brain comes encounter with a porcupine: the porcupine attacks his legs causing Brain severe pain- Brain...
  • Flying Wing Aircraft Lift Canard
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    Most people are familiar with the Standard Configuration, the most common airplane design. However, recent revelations in both military and general aviation have shown at least a slight movement toward different arrangements of an airplane's lift and control surfaces. These variations in aircraft structure include the canard configuration and the flying wing. First, we must understand the basic principles of flight before any different configurations of lift surfaces can be discussed. In order f...
  • Objects Flying Aliens Betty Strange
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    Do you believe in Aliens or life on different planets There are many people who believe they seen alien or U. F. O sightings, abductions, crashes and animal mutilations But is this all true There have been many U. F. O sightings around the world one sighting was on June 24 th 1947 Kenneth Arnold was flying over the Cascade Mountains when a set of nine strange looking objects flying across the sky. At first he thought they were reflections of the sun but after looking at them more closely he real...
  • Star Dust Rayner Time Flying
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    Destination unknown Star Dust Falling Jay Rayner 329 pp, Doubleday A plane crash has its own peculiar horror: no matter that slow drowning in an icy sea would be far worse than sudden immolation in a mid-air explosion, none of us board a ship with the same subconscious fear that accompanies us on to an airliner. Partly it is the suddenness, and partly that there are unlikely to be any remains for a dignified leave-taking. That Jay Rayner has written a whole book about the fate of an airliner tha...
  • Agoraphobia Panic Disorder
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    Agoraphobia Agoraphobia is often called the fear of the outside. Agoraphobia is a phobia that is usually associated with a panic disorder or develops from one. The symptoms of agoraphobia are anxiety about being in places or situation from which escape might be difficult or in which help might not be available. This fear comes from the fear of having an unexpected or situation ally predisposed panic attack. The fears of agoraphobic involve clusters of situations that include being outside the h...