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The Bare Essentials Of Giving

Call an easyJet pilot a good stick and you may get more than you bargained for. Those saucy British have been at it again, baring all for charity calendars, and this time around it's a bunch of jet jockeys, minus the jockeys. "It isn't every day you can wander around the airport naked without being arrested," said Capt. Tim Burns, who fleshed out the scheme with First Officer Gareth Blakely. The calendar proceeds, with carefully posed images of pilots on the tarmac, on the runway, and in the ... cockpit ... will go to the National Society for Epilepsy. Meanwhile, the theme appears widespread -- a popular aviation charity was also the benefactor of a no-secrets display, this one by some Australian women. The Hervey Bay Crafters went without a stitch to aid Angel Flight. In fact, the images of the women (aged 58 to 84), who normally meet for folk art, decoupage and Faberge eggs, sold 850 calendars at $12 AUS each, adding up to a total donation of $11,500 for Angel Flight. Angel Flight Chairman Bill Bristow picked up the check personally but he apparently missed the real fun. "When we first started, we were a bit shy and covering ourselves up, but in the end there were [...parts...] everywhere and nobody gave a [...darn...]," calendar girl Shirley Dolman told the Courier-Mail newspaper.