Saturday, April 2, 2011

1 april 2011

Those mutton chops on our cover model are no April Fool's Day joke: that's Burt Rutan, the pioneering aeronautical engineer who turned out an impressive array of functional and theoretical aircraft during a 45 year career. And he did it all in Mojave. Now he's retiring so that he can do something slightly less intense, like base jumping into active volcanoes. Thanks for all those crazy planes, Burt! I hope somebody played this song at your retirement party.

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