Canadians Control American UFO Technology!

Saturday, January 07, 2017


Above is a video of the VZ-9 Avrocar prototype VTOL aircraft, which resembled a UFO, being built and test flown. The Avrocar was a joint venture between Canada's Avro Aircraft and the U.S. military. Originally it was supposed to be a high speed, high altitude interceptor, but -- as you can see in the video -- it fell far short of that goal.

The video is long, with the test flight portion starting at the 18 minute mark. However, the earlier part is an interesting look at 1950s technology, engineers, machinists, geek styles and so forth.

By the way, the project was finally abandoned in 1961 -- or was it? (Dum-de-dum-dum!)
 

2 comments:

Morgan said...

Ambisinistral, you might enjoy this:

http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=30359

ambisinistral said...

Ohhh... that ad copy is hilarious. Absolutely hilarious. Here is a direct link to it: Just let some joy smoke sift into your system.

BTW, I'm going to swipe that for a post of my own. Thanks for that link Morgan.