Monday, August 23, 2010

Big Boy's Toy

Big Boy's Toy

 

This is one absolutely amazing remote controlled [RC] model airplane.  

Not only did they build its jet engines, but  included a retractable landing 
gear, 

And built it into a fully scaled model of the SR-71 "Blackbird" that flies just 
like the real McCoy.  

This SR-71 model was built by an  Engineer / RC enthusiast in Germany , and is 
certainly one awesome toy. 

     
Click here <http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=SDbQ5xvsrIU>  to watch and 
listen to it Soar.  

And the landing is Amazing, too.



I wonder how much that toy cost?   

But it would be worth every penny

flying over blue water, from the panel's perspective

Monday, August 09, 2010

From the Air Force Museum Trip

A picture of the side of the plane that is in the Air Force Museum and was flown by Col. Tom Boone.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Soldier proposes on Aluminum Overcast

TheAviators.TV - Home

http://www.theaviators.tv/TheAviators.TV_-_Home.html

Purdue University buying 16 Cirrus trainers

Purdue Set To Take Delivery Of New Fleet Of Cirrus Aircraft
Deal Will Be Finalized At AirVenture
http://www.aero-news.net

Purdue University's aviation technology program will provide its students with a new, more modern fleet when it takes delivery of a representative Cirrus aircraft at 1300 Thursday, July 29th at AirVenture.
The media event at the Cirrus Pavilion at the EAA AirVenture Grounds in Oshkosh completes Purdue's $5.1 million purchase of 16 Cirrus aircraft that will be used to provide hands-on experience for students enrolled in the supervised flight instruction program. The Cirrus fleet replaces an older collection of Piper-built aircraft.
"Purdue continues to push forward the use of modern aviation technology to the benefit of its students and mankind," said aviation technology department head Brent Bowen. "It's no coincidence that the Wright brothers recruited a Boilermaker to redesign their plane, Amelia Earhart came here to equip and test her Electra and many future aviators, beginning with Neil Armstrong, continue to come here to launch their careers as astronauts."
The purchase comes as Purdue approaches the 50th anniversary of its flight degree program. The program includes primary flight instruction, instruction in advanced aircraft as well as large airline-type simulation instruction. The flight program is part of a larger educational department, which has a current enrollment of about 600 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in aviation technology.
With the recent purchase of an Embraer PHENOM 100 jet aircraft, Purdue now offers the only non-military university flight-training program in which every student flies a jet.

great photos of a bad day at the office ...

From: theryles.


I'll be a little late getting home tonight, the engine quit and I ....

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2010/07/23/4739027-pilot-ejects-an-instant-before-fighterjet-crashes

Best regards,  Russ Ryle

Washington Headquarters Press Release



From: "Combs, Michael 

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