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Where and When to Catch a Glimpse Today of First Night-Flying Solar Plane

April 23, 2013 | 12:24 pm

Where and When to Catch a Glimpse Today of First Night-Flying Solar Plane

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Q: What has the wingspan of a Boeing 747 but weighs the same as an average car? A: The first solar-powered aircraft able to fly both day and night.┬áThe Swiss-engineered Solar Impulse airplane came to town last month. It’s scheduled to start a coast-to-coast journey next week. But grab your binoculars. Today is its final […]

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February 1, 2011 | 3:51 pm

Audio/Video: Airplane! Creators David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker

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At the Castro Theatre last night, Airplane! — one of the funniest movies of all time — was honored as part of the San Francisco Sketchfest festival. Forum’s Michael Krasny today talked to the movie’s creators, David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, about the film and the roots of their comedy. Interesting tidbit: David […]

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