Some articles on fleas, flying fleas:
... In the 1930s, many Fleas crashed when pilots could not recover from shallow dives, resulting in some deaths ... As a result, Flying Fleas were grounded and even banned from flight permanently in some countries ... In the United Kingdom, restrictions were placed on Flying Fleas, following a fatal crash on 4 May 1936 at an air display at Penshurst Airfield, Kent ...
Famous quotes containing the words fleas and/or flying:
“Oh, why cant we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills?... I mean flee to my lodge in the hills.”
—Arthur Sheekman, screenwriter, and Norman McLeod. Monkey Business (film)
“Next week Reagan will probably announce that American scientists have discovered that the entire U.S. agricultural surplus can be compacted into a giant tomato one thousand miles across, which will be suspended above the Kremlin from a cluster of U.S. satellites flying in geosynchronous orbit. At the first sign of trouble the satellites will drop the tomato on the Kremlin, drowning the fractious Muscovites in ketchup.”
—Alexander Cockburn (b. 1941)