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The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team were on hand this morning to greet our Vulture 1 pilot as he jetted into Spain ahead of this weekend's historic aerospace event. We're obliged to Cade Metz of El Reg's San Francisco tentacle for seeing our man safely onto the plane, and we're delighted to report that he arrived none …

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  1. Matthew Glubb
    Black Helicopters

    Fake

    That moon landing photo is, as any fule kno, a fake.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    That last picture is a fake

    the shadows are all wrong.

    1. NoneSuch Silver badge
      Unhappy

      Dammit

      I just lost 5 quid. I bet the Stig would be piloting Vulture 1. :P

  3. Steve X
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    Flag

    So will Biggles here be planting a Vulture flag on arrival, and claiming the land for the new El Reg datacentre?

  4. Evil Auditor Silver badge
    Pint

    Re sobered up

    So, not just the engineering team but also the pilot is being paid in Riojas?

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I'm impressed

    You really did get Tom Cruise.

    1. LAGMonkey
      Paris Hilton

      And.....

      he's going to be inside PARIS!

      paris... well PARIS

  6. Graham Wood

    What's his opinion

    on the wings?

  7. TeeCee Gold badge
    Badgers

    First pic.

    Is that a SPAD XIII?

    If so, I'm guessing that the original occupant of that cockpit was Eddie Rickenbacker.........do I get a bun?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      No-one likes a smart arse!

      what him? http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Eddie_Rickenbacker.gif

    2. peteq
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      Original pic. ...

      Spot on mon vieux; have a look at the unplaymobiled original

      http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/2665058/Hulton-Archive

      Reg - give him a bun forthwith. No, make it some churros instead.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Moon landing.

    I don't think the faked moon landing detracts from his flying qualifications

    after all it wasn't his idea was it?

  9. Sleepy 1
    Badgers

    You guys..

    .. must have a very early lunch on Fridays

  10. LINCARD1000
    Coffee/keyboard

    I'm getting fired...

    ...or at least growled at by our IT for spitting all over the monitor.

    Superb, gents. Absolutely superb :-D

  11. Alex Walsh
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    Surely

    That choice of pilot is going to lead to some sort of recursive nightmare when the inevitable Playmobil re-enactment happens???

  12. Anonymous John

    Re: before our fathers were a twinkle in our grandfather's eye:

    Speak for yourself. My grandparents read about Jack the Ripper in their morning newspapers.

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Happy

    All the photos are faked ...

    ... they must be, where's Optimus Prime?

    1. TimeMaster T
      Coat

      Op

      Behind the camera taking the pictures of course.

  14. LuMan
    Pint

    Proud

    Most definitely the right man for the job. Hans Beck will be smiling down on him with pride!

    Here's a beer to keep the levels up.

  15. Charlie Clark Silver badge
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    Fantastic

    The whole project. PARIS is obviously the future of air travel.

  16. TimeMaster T
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    Thankfull

    that I have learned not to eat or drink while reading the Reg. The cost of new keyboards and monitors was really cutting into my funds.

  17. LaeMing
    Happy

    That is one severe case

    of helmet-hair!

  18. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Glad to see..

    ...Major Tom made it in just fine.

  19. Mel 2

    This does not bode well.

    The X-15 in the picture is the only one of three that was lost in a crash.

    S/N 56-6672

    Tail number 66672

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