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cgmv123
10-28-2013, 10:51 PM
We aren't the only ones who can do it.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BXteuFwCEAAEEu2.jpg:large

Cap by SBNation (https://twitter.com/sbnation/status/395013538533478401)

Whippet
10-28-2013, 10:54 PM
Oh boy. This thread again.

I was hoping to not see another paper airplane thread, especially before kickoff. :rolleyes:

In all seriousness, where was this picture taken?

cgmv123
10-28-2013, 10:56 PM
In all seriousness, where was this picture taken?

Tonight, about 40 minutes ago.

ErvinI
10-28-2013, 10:57 PM
Oh boy. This thread again.

I was hoping to not see another paper airplane thread, especially before kickoff. :rolleyes:

In all seriousness, where was this picture taken?
A picture tells a thousand words.

Hint: it relates to something happening in baseball.

cgmv123
10-28-2013, 10:57 PM
Hint: it relates to something happening in baseball.

The graphics are a dead giveaway. Especially the one in the upper right!

Walter Deitzler
10-28-2013, 11:14 PM
I turned to my father and said, "Remind you of a certain OTHER Championship?"

cgmv123
10-28-2013, 11:16 PM
And now there's this:

http://cdn2.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WORLD-SERIES-PAPER-AIRPLANE.gif

GIF by GIFULMATION (http://gif.mocksession.com/)

Libby K
10-29-2013, 12:39 AM
I had already gone to my last post (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1269114#post1269114) on paper airplanes at the Championship for the purpose of copying it over here and reminding everyone that this discussion is old and has been rehashed a million times... but thank you for honestly surprising me and making me chuckle.

It's still horribly disrespectful to the event - no matter what event - but at least this wasn't yet-another-thread on an issue we all know is a problem.

Is there something in the water in STL? I've never seen so many paper airplane enthusiasts...

Jacob Bendicksen
10-29-2013, 01:31 AM
And now there's this:

http://cdn2.mocksession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/WORLD-SERIES-PAPER-AIRPLANE.gif

GIF by GIFULMATION (http://gif.mocksession.com/)

This... this made my day. (Along with a Sox win, of course.)

IndySam
10-29-2013, 09:27 AM
Is there something in the water in STL? I've never seen so many paper airplane enthusiasts...

Libby have you heard of a little thing called "The Spirit of St. Louis"?

Hallry
10-29-2013, 09:52 AM
Is there something in the water in STL? I've never seen so many paper airplane enthusiasts...

Libby have you heard of a little thing called "The Spirit of St. Louis"?

Are you saying that there's not something in the water, but in the air? ;)

coalhot
10-29-2013, 10:03 AM
My reaction to seeing this thread: nooooooooooooooo.com

Koko Ed
10-29-2013, 11:27 AM
Is there something in the water in STL? I've never seen so many paper airplane enthusiasts...

Maybe Boeing is doing a secret contest or something.

Michael Hill
10-29-2013, 12:08 PM
Maybe Boeing is doing a secret contest or something.

I'd love to see Boeing be an official sponsor that handed out pieces of paper to make a "Boeing" paper airplane for Championships.

Or even just have a paper airplane contest just before Einstein to 'get it out of the way'...(this is a horrible idea, don't do it.)

dodar
10-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Actually, this has been Dave Lavery's greatest game hint ever.

coalhot
10-29-2013, 12:48 PM
Actually, this has been Dave Lavery's greatest game hint ever.

Oooh, flying game! Seems like someone (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/38331) has been thinking ahead, everyone else needs to catch up!

:D

Koko Ed
10-29-2013, 01:57 PM
Oooh, flying game! Seems like someone (http://www.chiefdelphi.com/media/photos/38331) has been thinking ahead, everyone else needs to catch up!

:D

They did a flying game a couple of years ago for the college kids.

efoote868
10-29-2013, 02:25 PM
Actually, this has been Dave Lavery's greatest game hint ever.

Oh you're just mean spirited.

MooreteP
10-29-2013, 05:41 PM
Lockheed and Martin Marietta = St. Louis. They eventually merged.

Also TWA used St. Louis as a mid-continent hub.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lambert–St._Louis_International_Airport
Lambert in STL has a cool terminal designed by Minoru Yamasaki.
Damaged in the tornado a couple of years ago.
It echoed the design of the JFK terminal designed by Eero Saarinen.

Paper airplanes are def a St. Louis thing. It's in the air.

Boeing = Seattle, though HQ is in Chicago.

Joe Ross
10-29-2013, 06:09 PM
Lockheed and Martin Marietta = St. Louis. They eventually merged.


Boeing = Seattle, though HQ is in Chicago.

Lockheed Martin's locations map doesn't show anything near St. Louis. http://www.lockheedmartin.com/content/dam/lockheed/data/corporate/documents/Locations-Map-US.pdf

Boeing Defense, Space and Security division is in St. Louis. Seattle is the commercial airplanes.

Ryan Dognaux
10-29-2013, 06:40 PM
Boeing's Boeing Defense, Space and Security division is in St. Louis. Seattle is the commercial airplanes.

Joe is correct. We assemble the F-15 & F-18 at the St. Louis site. Boeing = much more than Seattle, but that's where people think of first probably. McDonnell Douglas was what the Boeing St. Louis site used to be until 1997 when the two companies merged. You'll notice the Boeing logo incorporates part of McDonnell Douglas's old logo -

http://granportalaviacion.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mcdonnell_douglas_logo-2.jpg

http://www.ncssm.edu/scholar/kirk/files/boeing_logo.jpg

http://www.promoboxx.com/blog/wp-content/uploads//2012/10/the_more_you_know.jpeg

Ian Curtis
10-29-2013, 10:03 PM
Boeing's Boeing Defense, Space and Security division is in St. Louis. Seattle is the commercial airplanes.

And we all know the commercial airplanes are the coolest airplanes. :)

dodar
10-29-2013, 10:10 PM
And we all know the commercial airplanes are the coolest airplanes. :)

Ya, Ive heard fighters and bombers have horrible air conditioning problems. ;)

DonRotolo
10-30-2013, 08:29 PM
Yeah, no "lay flat" seats...not even a Business Class section! (But they DO get 'down to business')

dodar
10-30-2013, 08:32 PM
Yeah, no "lay flat" seats...not even a Business Class section! (But they DO get 'down to business')

And they can get you from point A to point B at mach 2

DampRobot
10-30-2013, 09:24 PM
Ya, Ive heard fighters and bombers have horrible air conditioning problems. ;)

And I've never seen any cup holders in the Space Shuttle!

dodar
10-30-2013, 11:47 PM
And I've never seen any cup holders in the Space Shuttle!

Who needs cup holders in Zero Gravity?

Whippet
10-31-2013, 12:06 AM
And I've never seen any cup holders in the Space Shuttle!

I beg to differ.

http://www.engineering.com/Portals/0/BlogFiles/DesignerEdge/Photo%20of%20the%20DAy/SpaceFoodShuttleTray.jpg
(http://www.engineering.com/Portals/0/BlogFiles/DesignerEdge/Photo%20of%20the%20DAy/SpaceFoodShuttleTray.jpg)
EDIT: Image too large to appear normally on page. Image is at the above link.

You can clearly see where the beverage containing receptacle is held in place.

Thus, a cup holder exists on the space shuttle.

BBray_T1296
10-31-2013, 12:12 AM
How about a commercial jet, carrying a space shuttle? Best of both worlds! bet they have cupholders AND A/C on this bad boy :D
http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/125772main_image_feature_392_ys_4.jpg

dodar
10-31-2013, 12:16 AM
There's a slight breeze going from coach to first class though. :p

DampRobot
10-31-2013, 12:26 AM
How about a commercial jet, carrying a space shuttle? Best of both worlds! bet they have cupholders AND A/C on this bad boy :D

Whenever I took trips on a plane as a kid, I always hoped I'd get to go on the plane with the space shuttle on top.

Ian Curtis
10-31-2013, 02:45 PM
Who needs cup holders in Zero Gravity?

The cupholders are especially important in zero (or negative!) G... nothing worse than fluids floating around the cabin, especially when you are seconds away from being back in positive Gs. ::safety::

They don't show up in this picture, (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Boeing_787-8_Test_Interior.jpg) but the flight test cupholders are form fitting to prevent drinks from floating about the cabin.

Nirvash
10-31-2013, 04:15 PM
The cupholders are especially important in zero (or negative!) G... nothing worse than fluids floating around the cabin, especially when you are seconds away from being back in positive Gs. ::safety::

They don't show up in this picture, (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Boeing_787-8_Test_Interior.jpg) but the flight test cupholders are form fitting to prevent drinks from floating about the cabin.
Just out of curiosity, what is that plane for, or at least what was when that was taken?

EricH
10-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Just out of curiosity, what is that plane for, or at least what was when that was taken?

The picture's tab title says it's a test interior of a Boeing 787. Judging by Ian's comments, it's probably getting ready to do something similar to NASA's former KC-135s (and current model, a McDonnell Douglas C-9B), which carry the nickname of Weightless Wonder (or, as they're better known, Vomit Comet). AKA, zero-gravity (and high-gravity!) testing.