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.
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?
Welcome to Waco. Currently napping in the car. Even if it stops raining now, there will be a 30-minute hold for lightning.
....and the Marine Corps showed up.
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…
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Stay safe, FloridaOppos. And Alabama. And Georgia. And South Carolina. And North Carolina.....
Corner of First Avenue and East 62nd Street. Here is the same spot today. The cars are a little bit newer.
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.
My boys are addicted to this game. This is my house.
“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.”
My wife and oldest son want to watch something scary on Netflix or Amazon Prime. Any suggestions?
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.