It's another Thingamajig Thursday. From aglets, which, thanks to reader Bill, are now called fleugelbinders (love it!), we turn to those red flashlight-looking things you see the grounds crews use for directing airplane traffic on the tarmac. You've probably also seen them used at busy intersections when a traffic cop has to stand in for a malfunctioning traffic light, or when a road is closed.
So what are they? Well, they seem to go by a couple different names, especially in the U.K., but... READ ON