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They were found in a storage warehouse in Perth Australia, after being recorded at the NASA facility in Parks Australia (you should see the movie about this called “The Dish” - it’s funny and tells a bit of real history about the event). The people in the cab of the telemetry dish portrayed in the [...]
Many pilots, and all the alphabet soup organizations, avoid confronting the government at all costs. We try to “work with” the feds. There is little choice. We all have pilots licenses that can be pulled at a whim, something that became evident with the Bob Hoover incident a decade ago. . For that reason I’ve tried to [...]
This looks like a small illustration, but in reality it is a full size silhouette of a DC-10 on the desert floor, a memorial to UTA Flight 772 that was brought down by Libyan terrorists in 1989 killing 170 people. More info at googlesightseeing.com. .
Well, I saw a helium balloon up above 100k feet anyway. I saw it driving home from work during full daylight, and it stayed brilliant white, illuminated by the sun, long after the “low” clouds at 30k feet were black in the sunset. I was beginning to think it was Venus, because it stayed bright [...]
Slashdot details the budget cuts at NASA, even while federal deficit spending ramps up out of sight.
Rutan has a policy of not talking about something before he can do it - and do it reliably. But the Space Ship 2/White Knight 2 project to get people into space attracts a lot of attention, so silence can easily appear as failure. . Because of some “misinformation” published about a recent White Knight 2 flight, [...]
ABC and Instpundit report and comment on the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport for Nobody. . You’ve heard of the Bridge to Nowhere. You might call this the Airport for Nobody. The John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport has an impressive $18 million runway made of reinforced concrete that’s big enough to land any airplane in North America. [...]
. PACIFIC OCEAN (April 8, 2009) Lightning strikes behind an F/A-18C Hornet from the “Blue Diamonds” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 146 on the flight deck aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 are on a scheduled six-month deployment to the western Pacific Ocean. (U.S. [...]
Last weekend I flew in the first air race of 2009, the “Taylor 100″ in Taylor Texas. The interesting thing is that this is the 100th year of air racing, with the first known air race taking place in August 1909. The winner was Glenn Curtiss at 46.5 mph. . I came in last in a class [...]
But.. But.. I thought Obama told us there would be no tax increases if you made less than $250k???? . The specter of User Fees raises it’s ugly head again, with the obvious aim of destroying the GA industry. And why not? Only “Rich” people fly their own airplanes. Right? . More at AOPA.
At this FAA web site.
What looks like an “Earthquake” in the video from MSNBC, with a rather violent shaking at about 0.5hz, was apparently caused by autopilot software errors during an orbit boost last month. The twin 440lb thrust rocket engines on the Russian Zvezda module began a regular oscillation that matched the natural frequency of the entire station. [...]
Details at NationalGeographic.com: .
Flight Sim X may be the last in the long line of the MS franchise. . Story at DailyTech.
With all the attention on the inauguration, the Tuskegee Airmen are getting some new attention. DeepGlamour.net put together a great slide show of the airmen when they were young and glamorous, taken by famous fashion photographer Toni Frissell. Check out the tight formation of Mustangs and lots more at the link. .
This extended video shows the ditching, initial evacuation of the aircraft, and pickup by ferry boats, all in real time. . . . In an ironic twist, note the supersonic Concorde on the pier in the background, part of the Intrepid museum.
. A lone F-16 Fighting Falcon from the U. S. Air Force Thunderbirds flies against the sunrise. The demonstration squadron has recently released its 2009 schedule. (U.S. Air Force photo/Kemberly Dawn Groue)
Fox News has new information, plus raw video and new images (follow the links) of the US Airways crash into the Hudson. . . Just before touchdown . Splash of water obscures jet right at touchdown . Splash of water as jet continues to slow
The crew of the US Airways jet that landed in the Hudson yesterday did it right. Everybody got off the jet and onto boats within five minutes with only minor injuries. Reports are that both engines failed after hitting a flock of geese. . The captain personally went up and down the isle verifying that everyone was [...]
Real time video at Fox News shows the Airbus still afloat. Rumors are that it hit birds on takeoff. . . It’s been in the water for some time now. Airbuses obviously float. .