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Austin Weather--LOL WUT? Austin Weather--LOL WUT?

Yesterday it was 89 and muggy. High temperature for today was 79 degrees at 12:01 am. And don’t let that picture fool you. It’s dark and cloudy and windy and otherwise miserable.

Something Different Something Different

When editing some shots from the airport last Friday, I was adjusting the angle and hit the wrong key. So I decided to run with it. I’ve been experimenting with other crops, because really, you can only take so many pictures of airplanes landing. I kind of like this. What does Photography/Oppo think?

Got up at 4 am for a marching band contest in Waco Got up at 4 am for a marching band contest in Waco

Welcome to Waco. Currently napping in the car. Even if it stops raining now, there will be a 30-minute hold for lightning. 

I went to the airport today.... I went to the airport today....

....and the Marine Corps showed up.

The World's Longest Flight Just Got Longer The World's Longest Flight Just Got Longer

Before today, the longest commercial airline flight in the world, measured in great circle miles and time in the air, was Qatar Airways Flight 921, with service between Doha, Qatar and Auckland, New Zealand. QR 921 covers 9,033 statute miles (14,538 kilometers) and has a scheduled flight time of approximately 17 hours…

This Date in Aviation History: October 10 - October 12 This Date in Aviation History: October 10 - October 12

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 10 through October 12.

20 Mule Power 20 Mule Power

July 1941. “Twenty-mule-team-drawn combine. Walla Walla County, Washington. This outfit gets to work at 6 in the morning. Knocks off at 11 for rest, food and water for mules and men, goes back to work at 1 and works till 6.”

Good God Good God

I was doing some reading about the combination CEL and TCS lights that came up on my 2003 Odyssey today. And I found this video.

Something has always bugged me about this photo Something has always bugged me about this photo

In this dramatic photograph, we see the third X-1 being mated to its B-50 Superfortress mothership. Before the jacks were installed, they used a pit dug in the runway and then (presumably) backed the mothership over top of the X-1, as shown in the next photo.

I guess we're just going to have to get used to this sort of thing I guess we're just going to have to get used to this sort of thing

Stay safe, FloridaOppos. And Alabama. And Georgia. And South Carolina. And North Carolina.....

39¢ Spark Plugs 39¢ Spark Plugs

Corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street. Here is the same spot today. The cars are a little bit newer.

This Date in Aviation History: October 6 - October 9 This Date in Aviation History: October 6 - October 9

Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, getting of you caught up on milestones, important historical events and people in aviation from October 6 through October 9.

Fortnite Fortnite

My boys are addicted to this game. This is my house. 

Metamorphosis – for Trumpet and Lump Hammer Metamorphosis – for Trumpet and Lump Hammer

“An etude for Trumpet and Lump Hammer that explores a corner of improvisation that challenges the preparatory resources of the instrumentalist, thanks to to an evolving instrument that itself is becoming less and less playable with each hammer blow.”

Good Night, Oppo Good Night, Oppo

Sweet dreams.

Scary movie? Scary movie?

My wife and oldest son want to watch something scary on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Any suggestions?

This is my day This is my day

Marching band competition and I am pushing this sound cart on and off the field. It’s got a sound board and many cables. It is VERY heavy. Getting my cardio work for the day.

Gary Larson must have played in high school band. 

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