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Learning To Fly inspires Italian propeller makers Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Sunday, 14 December 2014

Learning To Fly - propellerSomething slightly different for the Brain Damage Gallery pages today: an Italian based aircraft propeller company - GT Propellers - who have been producing props in wood and composite materials since 1969, have a Pink Floyd and David Gilmour fan in their midst.

Alex Tonini from GT has been in touch to tell us about the prop you see here. It is to honour the Floyd's 1987 track, Learning To Fly. Lyrics from the song have been applied to a laminated wood, 173cm sized prop which weighs around 4kgs. This type of prop is typically fitted to flying school/instructor planes with around 100HP - so Learning To Fly seemed eminently suitable!

A specialist in their field, GT Propellers have made more than 5,000 of the props running worldwide since 1990. They've created this special prop purely "for passion, and not for commercial purposes", and is due to go into service in the air, very shortly.

Below are some images from the creation of the custom propeller, through to the completed item, shown in a field but before it was attached to the front of a training plane, ready to inspire future pilots!

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