The History Guy Podcast: Pilotless Planes: Self-landing Planes, the L-8 Blimp, and Taffy Holden

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Stories of Pilotless aircraft! First, The History Guy talks about three planes that managed to land themselves after their pilots were forced to bail out, before talking about the mystery of the L-8 Blimp. Finally, THG talks about Taffy Holden – a ground crewman who had never flown a jet airplane until the one he was working on accidentally took off. Also – this is the first episode we were able to do in the same room!

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