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Jet Powered Sailplane

The simple concept would be to take-off using the jet engine, turn the engine off when aloft and soar like a sailplane does.  The eerie thing about this plane was the silence.  When he had the engine on I could hear a plane in the sky, doing acrobatic moves similar to what I had been seeing at the air show.

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With the engine off you could see a plane in the sky, circling, doing loops, flying upside down, climbing and falling, but without the roar of an engine.

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Taken at EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 2009.

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