The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Daily Newspaper

Tuesday, March 25, 2003

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Women's History Month Honoree

England, March 25, 1993 - Barbara Harmer became a hairdresser as a teenager. She saved her money and went on to become an air traffic controller at Gatwick Airport. She continued to save and soon started flying lessons to earn her pilot's license.

Barbara joined British Caledonia Airlines in 1984 as one of their commercial pilots. In 1988 British Airways acquired British Caledonian and Barbara flew DC-10s. In 1993 she was promoted to First Officer on the Concorde. On March 25, 1993, she was the first woman to co-pilot the supersonic plane on a flight to New York.

Corkscrew Maneuvers

Iraq - American and British pilots have been trained in the Corkscrew Maneuver. The corkscrew is performed by starting a roll. This is followed by a climb and then the roll should be switched to the other side, with the climb continuing. This defensive maneuver can continue infinitely. It can shake pursuits with the directional shifts. I can also be used in head-on passes to avoid damage while firing at the enemy.

What's this?

The Answer will be seen in tomorrow's Daily Screw.

Yesterday's "What's are these?" Answer:

(submitted by Alf Erickson)

Pistol with corkscrew triggers

Friedrich Kummer's July 27, 1881 German Patent

The "Extractum" - an 1894 English patent by John Murrary and John Stalker

Walker's Schlitz Brewing bell

The "Duck Bill" - Sommers' 1897 German Design

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