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Is anyone in the UK thinking of going to the Shuttleworth Evening Display tomorrow? I really want to see the pre-Great War aircraft but the wind is forecast at 10-12mph which, I think, means they might not be able to fly!
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May 03, 2013 at 04:44 PM
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Rolf is in swimming lessons: first goal, survival. Yesterday was his first "trial by fire" as he got thrown in with his clothes on, and had a series of tasks to accomplish in all those layers. He did just fine... but here's how he looked when the whole thing started...




Oh sh...!




May 03, 2013 at 05:27 PM
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p.3315 #3 · p.3315 #3 · Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel


Thanks Steve, wish employers realized that us "old folks" can not only do the job but learn new things too.

Thanks Nick!

Thanks Jim, it's been a tough slog through this last year. For me, I think it's more that I can't feel sorry for myself cause I know someone out there has it rougher than me. I at least still have the house and the cars to get around with, good friends for support, and evidently the gray matter works somewhat well too We'll see if the professors bump those two up or not with them being so close. Onwards to Anatomy and Physiology. Also taking some "me" classes during the summer, a photo class working in B&W film and darkroom processing, Yoga, and Tai Chi.

Thanks Rodolfo! Love the shot of Rolf going in the water, you caught that one foot splash just right.

Steve, that Jeep photo reminds me of the one year we'd had quite a bit of snow, and at the mall, there was this HUGE pile of snow that the plows had left when clearing the parking spots. Someone in their four wheel drive Jeep decided that since the rest of the snow had melted away, that pile of snow was too good to pass up, and started driving up. They got stuck, and had to call a tow truck to get them out



May 03, 2013 at 08:33 PM
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The dash of the Tilt Rotor



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May 03, 2013 at 08:35 PM
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Steve, I love both the Jeep and the train photos... but the train image speaks to me.


May 03, 2013 at 09:35 PM
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FlyingPhotog wrote:

@ Rodolfo, regarding Jim's project: It's precisely the lack of aviation and the challenge of something really different that appeals to me!

TOPP:
http://crosswindimages.com/img/s8/v74/p1570612576-5.jpg


I really like the posters Jay and look forward to seeing your pictures from Chino this weekend...

Lynn



May 03, 2013 at 09:51 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
The dash of the Tilt Rotor


Is that akin to the clash of the Titans?



May 04, 2013 at 02:03 AM
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A quick one from Central Texas Air Show







May 04, 2013 at 04:38 AM
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For those of you who might still believe humans don't have an impact on global warming.

Take a look at NASA's website and in particular have a look at the picture laid out of earth at night then ask yourself the same question.

Nasa earth at night series page



May 04, 2013 at 04:51 AM
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The only cure for (being politically correct here, which is not my nature, just trying to be nice and I don't want to blame only men) for "human" made global climate change is to eliminate the human. Since we are not willing to go back to pre-fire cave man days on our own, any human activity, including manufacturing EV's contributes to human global warming.

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Work...








May 04, 2013 at 01:31 PM
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Darren,

That is superb. Good to see you back posting.
What do you use for a camera mount?

Mark



May 04, 2013 at 03:13 PM
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Superb indeed.


May 04, 2013 at 03:17 PM
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Wrei wrote:
The only cure for (being politically correct here, which is not my nature, just trying to be nice and I don't want to blame only men) for "human" made global climate change is to eliminate the human. Since we are not willing to go back to pre-fire cave man days on our own, any human activity, including manufacturing EV's contributes to human global warming.


I'm much more optimistic. And I do think we need to make some hard choices, but certainly I agree with Jim that no one will, nor should, have to go back to the dark ages. Over the years, for example, I have come to favor nuclear energy and especially research into its improvement. In an ideal world, I'd prefer other energy sources. But in a world where roughly half the electricity comes from coal (anyone seen images from Beijing recently?), I'll take nuclear all day long if it means getting away from coal.

Once we've made a given set of improvements, we can then look to improve further still. For a given amount of light, bulbs have gone from 100W (incandescent) to 50W (halogen), to 30W (CFL), to 20W (LED). Cutting the energy we (the human race) use for lighting by 80% would be a big deal. And so on in other areas.

Please note that my reluctantly-pro-nuclear statement is not really part of a "climate change" discussion. It's only one of my preferences in responding to the world we face today, and it reflects my personal opinions and biases. As I said before, not only do I believe that we can do better, but also that we can do better (make more money, have better quality of life) while doing so. Less coal does not just impact climate change, for example: it directly affects human respiratory health and everyone's economics in healthcare.

Whoever leads the world in sustainable (or at least increasingly more sustainable) products and energy will be minting money throughout the 21st century, selling those products and energy to everyone else. The increasing demand is certainly there.

I'll shut up now... don't want to take us too far off-topic and I've surely expressed my opinion.



May 04, 2013 at 03:26 PM
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Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
I'm much more optimistic. And I do think we need to make some hard choices, but certainly I agree with Jim that no one will, nor should, have to go back to the dark ages. Over the years, for example, I have come to favor nuclear energy and especially research into its improvement. In an ideal world, I'd prefer other energy sources. But in a world where roughly half the electricity comes from coal (anyone seen images from Beijing recently?), I'll take nuclear all day long if it means getting away from coal.


Every bit of nuclear waste that humans have produced is still in existence today, and every bit that's in existence will exist until the sun dies.

Yes, there are ways to make nuclear power "safer" and "cleaner," but contingencies toward catastrophic failure will never be implemented. Then there's the non-issue issue of breeder reactors that would drastically lower the environmental footprint on how nuclear power is sustained. Ugh.

As I said before, not only do I believe that we can do better, but also that we can do better (make more money, have better quality of life) while doing so. Less coal does not just impact climate change, for example: it directly affects human respiratory health and everyone's economics in healthcare.

Whoever leads the world in sustainable (or at least increasingly more sustainable) products and energy will be minting money throughout the 21st century, selling those products and energy to everyone else. The increasing demand is certainly there.

I'll shut up now... don't want to take us too far off-topic and
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We all must do better. More development into wind and solar are the first steps, and they'll take us a long way. Just recently one wind farm in California produced more power than California's combined nuclear output.

Getting renewable energy onto the road will help stave off the impending death of the fertilizer industry (we use phenomenally more fossil fuel now to produce the same amount of fertilizer as we did in 1940--bad, BAD news on many levels). Tidal generators and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion are a couple more renewable solutions.

Must. Do. Better.









May 04, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Maybe the Congress critters can agree on this without tacking on amendments that have nothing to do with the actual subject...


May 04, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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, those are in the Missile and Space Gallery

Titan I

Titan II

stevez wrote:
Is that akin to the clash of the Titans?





May 04, 2013 at 07:32 PM
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Very cool Dazz! Congrats on your new livery.


May 04, 2013 at 09:29 PM
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I went out to Niwot Antique Airfield today for the annual picnic of the Colorado Antique Aircraft Association. There's just something about old taildraggers on a grass strip in the springtime.

By the way, the Pietenpol is the latest project of my 92-year-old friend, Jack Greiner, one of the owners of the airfield. He completed the Pietenpol in time to fly it to Blakesburg, Iowa last year for the annual Labor Day fly-in of the Antique Airplane Association. BTW, Blakesburg is one of my favorite aviation events: no air shows, no media, no crowds: just a bunch of old airplanes on a grass airstrip miles from the nearest town, and lots and lots of flying.

Jack is currently teaching aircraft construction techniques to a bunch of middle- and high-school kids, who give up their Saturdays twice a month to spend the day with an old codger rebuilding a Taylorcraft.





Travel Air - newly restored












Pietenpol - newly built









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Just back from the Shuttleworth Trust's evening show. despite some rain earlier, the weather cleared just in time for the show, but unfortunately didn't drop enough (it needs to be practically non-existent) for them to fly the pre-Great War aircraft - maybe one day I'll see them!
Photos still downloading and 23.30 here so just one that's downloaded already before I go to bed.
Niall







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