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theairman
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« on: April 13, 2010, 06:44:37 pm »

My dear Flying fellows and Ladies,
                                              If you adore the thrill of soaring high above the clouds, journeying into the unknown with nothing but the sun and stars for guidance, then this is the club for you! We admit all sorts, be they Air Pirates, Privateers, Merchants or Adventurers! Take a seat at the bar, or sit in the library- filled with the latest flying journals and publications- or simply sit and converse with fellow Sky Wanderers. Whatever your profession, whatever your background, the Society of Air Travellers will accept you graciously and with joy!
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Sebastian Greyfield
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2010, 11:06:59 pm »

While the arrival of a second sky-roamer seems rather late at this point, I feel compelled to reply to your call anyway.

Presenting myself, Sebastian Greyfield - air nomad, cloud chaser and general rover of the blue yonder at your service.

I do hope you don't mind my presence.
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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2010, 11:31:51 pm »

Captain Cornelia Carton of the H.M.S Isabella, at your service good sir. *bows*
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Ginny Audriana Irondust Moravia. Pleased t' meet ya.
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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2010, 11:39:09 pm »

And may I add a nice round of huzzah as another joins our ranks!
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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2010, 12:06:16 am »

Sir Alexander Davenport, Captain of the airship The Wandering Scotsman, glad to join the elite!

Carving a wake across the clouds of the world, we need not sea nor land, simply a ship and a steeled heart!

Gentlemen! Ladies! WE ARE THE CAPTAINS OF THE SKY!
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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2010, 12:07:19 am »

As fond of airships and the like as I am I feel compelled to join this illustrious group.
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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2010, 12:17:20 am »

Sir Alexander Davenport, Captain of the airship The Wandering Scotsman, glad to join the elite!

Carving a wake across the clouds of the world, we need not sea nor land, simply a ship and a steeled heart!

Gentlemen! Ladies! WE ARE THE CAPTAINS OF THE SKY!

Hip! Hip! Huzzah!
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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2010, 07:17:08 am »

Ah jolly good, some company at last! Has anyone any stories they wish to tell of their travels in the air perhaps?

*Passes out gin* This should help!
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« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2010, 07:20:54 am »

However, having just read the "Meta-Club" rules, perhaps we should avoid roleplay? I'll pass the decision onto you fine fellows and lasses!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2010, 07:32:27 am »

Well the lonely gear seems to survive ok with a little roleplay
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2010, 07:54:06 am »

What say you we mix a little bit of roleplay with discussion about air travel then?
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2010, 10:25:33 am »

It seems that this club would not really exist without something of a little roleplay...

What I'd like to know is, what's everyone flying these days?
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 10:37:42 am »

Well personally I'm flying a fairly small airship. All it is is my cabin and a small balloon attached. Very simple and cosy, the only problem is, there's very little space to cook. I'm thinking of purchasing a *at this point he smiles dreamily* nice big zeppelin. The kind the Germans are making! What about you DreamHazard?
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 11:43:46 am »

Unfortunately my ship is being repaired at this present moment, but I do have the blueprints, and have attached a copy of the most revealing image from them for your scrutiny

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And yes, the figurehead is Nessie.

it has 2 engines, one for the elevatory rotors, and one for the propulsion rotors, the fin on the bottom is for stability, and the wings on the side provide steering. Cabins and such are not present on this diagram as it was drawn up during the design phase of her creation, so I didn't know where they would be placed
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« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2010, 12:49:19 pm »

I fly a sloop that, rather than sails, is carried by a huge balloon.  Propulsion is provided by a twin steam engine.  I have the designs for it somewhere . . . or did i leave them in the hold . . . I'll get back to you on the designs.
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« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 01:47:13 am »

I've simply attached a whole lot of helium balloons to my house and freed the bottom level from the foundation.  You see, my wife and I had this dream of traveling to this far away land and well, since she passed on...

oh wait...

that's Ed Asner...

nevermind
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 08:55:29 am »


oh wait...

that's Ed Asner...

nevermind

Haha!

Does anyone else have blueprints/sketches of their airships?
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2010, 05:12:15 pm »

permission to come aboard?

i sketched an airship (my first airship sketch ever) and would like to fly it someday.  i'll scan and post it.
(salutes)
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Sebastian Greyfield
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2010, 06:19:17 pm »

I am currently working on a sketch of my vessel, and once completed it shall be posted here for you all to wonder why I bothered picking up a pencil xD
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SolarCenturion
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« Reply #19 on: August 10, 2010, 08:21:40 pm »

well, I have done a quick computational graphic sketch of my vessel.  Forgive the raw nature of the lines, I encountered some turbulance as I was drawing

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« Reply #20 on: August 10, 2010, 08:24:26 pm »

rock on
nice.
i still have to post mine.  sorry I'm a lazy a-- but working some stuff for acting class...
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2010, 06:00:34 pm »

okay let's see if these work... i just sketch for fun, but there is something way cooler when looking at the actual sheet of paper and the digitized version. 




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theairman
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2010, 08:00:10 pm »

Great drawings SIHFDP (do you mind if I abbreviate?!), really like the middle one.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2010, 11:09:38 pm »

Requesting permission to join the Society!

Miss Coral "Little Red" Morgan at your service.  Mercenary, scallywag and ex-RNAS airship woman (don't ask.)

I currently don't actually have an airship, but I'm thinking of investing in one of those sweet little pedal-powered french things - hydrogen ballon over an open gondola.  Plans to follow as soon as I've finalised them.

Sadishappyfordeeppeople, I love your work!  Especially the top one, that is an aiship to be envied Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2010, 06:36:50 pm »

thanks ya'all. 
and ya you can abbreviate my name.  lol.
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