Tuesday, July 7, 2009

PUSH ME, PULL ME

On first glance, this appears to be just another small private airplane. That's what I thought also. On further examination, there is something that is very wrong. The propellors are on backwards. The plane is made by Piaggio Aero of Italy. The main wing is in the rear and the engines are in a push configuration. Most of the other information can be found at Piaggio's web site. If you are at all interested you can check it out here. Just a little something different for today.

20 comments:

  1. Very good catch! The nice thing of this plane is that is called 'Avanti', which means 'forward'.
    It is so strange to see one of these outside Italy, but now I read that Avantair (Clearwater, Florida) is their main customer.

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  2. Interesting little aircraft! It reminds me of a wels catfish. Even the size is almost the same. (;

    Buenos Aires Photo

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  3. Clearly a plane for those who need to go backwards - and fast too! ;)

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  4. Why did you buy a backwards plane? Oh well, its your money.....

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  5. That's a ripper plane, indeed.
    Now, if I had one of these, Ft. Lauderdale would be definitely on my regular itinerary !!

    Thanks too for calling at Adelaide and your good wishes.
    All will be passed on.

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  6. I am a nervous enough flyer without having to worry about backwards propellors! It looks interesting though.

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  7. Love this photo because it is a picture of an unusual design. It looks very sleek!

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  8. Great shot!

    Did you get turned around in Michigan? I do like your new airplane.

    By the way, I've been meaning to tell you I really like your new template and header setup. (Hey, better late than never, right?)

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  9. Bill B: Your comments on Greensboro Daily Photo are always so much appreciated. Please remind us, do you have ties to North Carolina?

    By the way, I'm still chuckling over the dachshund entry in the parade. Hot diggity dog!

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  10. Is this another Italian design vs. functionality joke? ;-)

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  11. Well, even if everything is turned the wrong way, I still like it.

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  12. Hey that's pretty cool. Nice catch.

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  13. As long as it can get up in the air and land ok, who cares where the propeller is. Truth be told, I have a hard enough time believing big jets can fly. And now they put the propellers on backwards; maybe I'll stick to trains and buses.

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  14. I like these new plane designs. I wonder how long it will be until airline companies begin using them? I suppose we will not live long enough to see that day.

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  15. Good observation. If you hadn't said anything I'd have missed the propellers and assumed this was a small jet. ;-)

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  16. I know next to nothing about planes - so I have learned something today!

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  17. As above.

    I probably know as little as Halcyon!
    LOL

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  18. next time I see my dad I'll have to remember to show him this picture, he who is a retired test pilot and aviator however it might launch him into one of lengthy discourses on airplane design. but at 87 he's earned the right to rattle on....

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