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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

LONDON - Last Picture Before Coming Home

We took the Tube to Heathrow Airport. Lulu made a feverish attempt to put her remaining pound notes to good use. 

As we were taxing out to the runway - I noticed this strange craft in front of Virgin Atlantic's service building. It did not take too long to realize it was a composite dummy airplane that is used by emergency crews to practice fire fighting and rescue work. The front looks like a Boeing 747 - the back looks like a DC-10 - and the wings look a bit like a Boeing 767. Notice the burn marks on the body from practice fires.

Since the plane looks pretty permanent there - I can imagine getting ready for takeoff and seeing that plane burning away with people jumping out of it. Gotta love those Brits.

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