Paleo Runway Discovered: Off Topic Post

Artist conception from Wikipedia.

This article in Yahoo News Announced "[a] prehistoric runway for flying pterosaurs has been discovered for the first time". Evidence of a landing pterosaur was found in fine grained limestone from a 140 million year old beach in southwestern France. The flying reptile apparently touched down, hopped, and then came to rest on all fours on the beach before wandering off. Like weight shift pilots the reptile flew down then slowed (bled off airspeed) until stalling just at landing.

It is good to know the principles of aerodynamics were applicable back in the Jurassic.

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