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A European Teenager in Mexico City

In August of 1978, when I was 13 years old, my mother and I moved to Mexico City. The transition from a Hamburg commune kid to an expat teenager in the largest city on the planet amounted to nothing less than a culture shock. But this new surrounding, which could not have been more different from what I was used to, had positive effects. A few

Aviation: Where is the Overdue Technical Revolution?

The first jet airliner was built in England. The "de Havilland Comet" was put into service in 1952, when the passenger jet age officially began. Today, 66 years later, we haven't gotten out of that age yet. That is because jet engines are reliable and the only machines powerful enough to push huge wide-body aircraft through the skies at crazy