Here's one for the soaring folks - a Nimbus 4 with 31 m span Eta wings

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Not many runways around here that that could operate from.
Nor are opportunities to land such a beast in a field particularly thick on the ground. Fortunately, with that much span you can pretty much glide as far as you can see--as long as you don't make too many bad tactical decisions in a row.

I don't know of any instance where someone landed an Eta away from an airport. I can imagine it would not be a particularly appealing prospect for a $400,000 glider.
 

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An early Nimbus (4?) with an engine made a land out near here on one of its first flights by the new owner after the engine wouldn't start. An early spring landing in a muddy field; the glider had to be carried out by hand.
 
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