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Charles Petersen
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Sad News

Post by Charles Petersen » Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:39 pm

This Monday past, Michael Bird, author of the British Gliding Association's magazine Sailpland and Gliding column Platypus, and the collection published as a book The Platypus Papers, died peacefully at his London home.

His column was my first read as every issue arrived, and the book made me laugh out loud and often. I met him several years at the Seniors Contest in Florida. I am saddened to know he is silenced. But I urge you to put that book on your wish list.
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`

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Re: Sad News

Post by Alex Upchurch » Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:24 am

The Platyous Papers is available as a free PDF from the Sailplane & Gliding website under Archive->Gliding Books.
https://www.sailplaneandgliding.co.uk/archive/books

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Re: Sad News

Post by Charles Petersen » Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:35 pm

Can't beat free.

Thanks, Alex for the tip
They will soar on wings like eagles - Isaiah 40:3`

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