Monday, April 16, 2012

Birthday Pictures

Pictures contributed by John Stackhouse of the recent birthday celebration.
Happy Birthday Steve and Terry, and thanks for all your work through the years. 

Looping a c54

How cool is this! Flying a glider....


Now this really looks neat. 

I presume it's Swiss from the website address.

With landing gear doors. And flaps for take-offs and landings!
How cool is this!

motion induced disappearing

This is frightening! It works exactly
like it says, and is one major reason people in cars
can look right at you (when you're on a motorcycle or
bicycle)---AND NOT SEE YOU.

From a  former Naval Aviator:
This is a great illustration of what we were taught about scanning outside
the cockpit when I went through training back in the '50s. We were told
to scan   the horizon for a short distance, stop momentarily, and repeat
the   process. I can remember being told why this was   the most effective
technique to locate other aircraft. It wasemphasized (repeatedly)  to NOT fix
your gaze for more than a couple of   seconds on any single object.

The instructors, some of whom were WWII veterans with years of experience,
instructed us to continually "keep our eyes moving andour head
on a swivel" because this was the best way to survive, not only in combat, but from
peacetime hazards (like a midair collision) as well.

We basically had to take the advice on faith (until we could experience for
ourselves) because the technology to demonstrate it didn't exist at that time.

Click onthe link for a  demonstration.

Navy drones hunt for pirates

Navy drones hunt for pirates

The U.S. Navy is deploying robot helicopters with sophisticated cameras and sensing software to spot pirate boats - even when they're in crowded sea lanes and coastal areas. Drones are becoming incredibly advanced.  Watch this display of work done at the University of Pennsylvania.

In case you haven't seen this.......... Pretty Cool Model Planes

              Giant Scale Model Planes including a lot of Jets!
Here is a very interesting video of an event by the International Miniature  Aircraft Association. I was most interested in the landings that they were making.
Love the sound of the planes...very realistic
They carry more insurance on the models than on their   RV's, with good reason. The trash cans at the flying field stay busy. It is considered a normal part of the  hobby. 

45 foot paper airplane

Red Flag in IMAX format.

"Red Flag" is the greatest preparation a fighter pilot could ever have for combat.  This is the iMax film "Fighter Pilot" –  it's 48 minutes long but worth the watch in full screen & High Definition 
Go to the lower right corner of the screen and select 720P and full screen to get the best viewing.

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Saturday Morning Breakfast

All The Saturday morning breakfast we had was a resounding success. The eggs to order, the bacon fried crispy, the fruit garnish,...