Let’s take a flight in an early-1970′s Piper Cherokee PA-28-180 Archer:
Archive for the ‘aircraft’ Category
Flying Over San Francisco on Hershey Bar Wings in Cotton Candy Skies: Youtube Video Shows Flight Above the Fog LayerTuesday, April 15th, 2014
Donald Trump Really Really Wants You to See His New (Actually It’s Quite Old) Boeing 757 – Funny VideoThursday, April 10th, 2014
Well, somebody’s got to work for Donald Trump, I s’pose. Here’s lovely Amanda Miller showing off Donald Trump’s latest wing bling.
For some reason, this not-so-fresh video clip shows up on YouTube when searching for the term San Francisco - I don’t know why.
Anywho, for DJT to call this nearly quarter century old ride “quiet” is a laugh riot. Yes Donald, it’s quiet compared with your former half-century-plus-old Boeing 727, but that’s about the best thing you can say about the matter.
Trumpy didn’t think his old airplane was heavy enough, so he had plenty of gold added inside. Is that a good thing?
And why such a small “home theatre” screen?
And Amanda, how much extra do you get paid over what you’d get working for an actual human being? Something to think about.
And Donald, what about Trump Ocean Resort Baja Mexico?
The peanut gallery:
what song is that?
That chick looks so stiff and uncomfortable…. Fail
OMG I want to bang that girl so bad it hurts!!!! owie!!!
mafia guy airplane
dang i hate gold but I REALLY wanna go on there if i wanna go to England!
“Law prohibits private pilots from profiting from passengers so you only pay for your share of the cost of the flight plus a 20 percent fee to AirPooler”
UH, THE PILOTS _ARE_ PROFITING FROM PASSENGERS, ARGUABLY.
The Federal Aviation Administration also bars private plane pilots from advertising flights, which is why AirPooler is careful to never promote any specific flights.
THIS IS STARTING TO READ LIKE A PRESS RELEASE, TECH-CRUNCH!
It’s hired as its general council the former assistant chief council of regulation of the FAA to make sure it doesn’t break the law.
ALTHOUGH OF COURSE IT’S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT AIRPOOLER WILL BE FOUND TO BE OUTSIDE OF THE REGULATIONS – OF COURSE HIRING ANY PARTICULAR PERSON DOESN’T CHANGE THIS FACT. ALSO, “assistant chief council” SHOULD BE “COUNSEL,” AS THE DUDE COUNSELS PEOPLE – THAT’S HOW YOU REMEMBER THE DIFFERENCE
So why the hell would you want to get in a stranger’s airplane? Because the alternatives, namely driving and commercial air travel, can be a nightmare.
OF COURSE CRASHING AND BURNING CAN BE A GENERAL AVIATION “NIGHTMARE” AS WELL, RIGHT?
It says to fly from Palo Alto to Tahoe using AirPooler it would take about an hour and cost $50.
ABOUT AN HOUR _AND SOMETHING_, MORE CORRECTLY, RIGHT?
Fifty-five percent of pilots in a small survey in Boston said they’d even add additional flights to take AirPooler passengers.
UH, THIS IS STARTING TO SOUND LIKE AN AIR TAXI TO ME
Lewis admits the core challenge will be gaining consumer mind share and convincing them AirPooler is safe and simple, which it might not be.
WELL, HOW REFRESHING. YES, GENERAL AVIATION ISN’T ALL THAT SAFE, INDEED. PLUS FIVE FOR GRYFFINDOR!
Luckily, prop planes are relatively safe compared to other transportation methods, and the planes can glide back to the ground in case of an engine failure.
WTF? MINUS 20 FOR GRYFFINDOR HOUSE! PROP PLANES ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT SAFE COMPARED WITH OTHER TRANSPORTATION METHODS. IN MOST GA MISHAPS, THE AIRPLANE AINT “GLIDING” WHEN IT TOUCHES GROUND. GENERAL AVIATION IS AT LEAST AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE _LESS_ SAFE THAN DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY*
Still, accidents are most common with pilots with fewer than 100 hours of experience.
WRONG! IRL, ACCIDENTS ARE MORE COMMON WITH PILOTS WITH _MORE_ THAN 100 HOURS OF EXPERIENCE.
As more of our formerly prized possessions like albums and photos get digitized, society is putting a higher and higher value on experiences.
ALL RIGHT, THAT’S MOST OF IT.
*OF LOVE, IN A PINK CADILLAC.
Know Better Your Annoying Helicopters Above the Western Addition: Robinson R44, the Republican ChopperFriday, March 21st, 2014
This is a Robinson R44, which is powered by what amounts to a large Subaru engine. Most choppers can’t throw a rod and then crash but your smaller Robinsons can.
Anyway, it looks like a toy because it kind of is:
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Now myself, I can’t say that choppers bother me, you know, myself. But there was an incident last week involving a real helicopter, one that’s mostly blue, one that’s labeled N700N or something similar. I said to myself, boy that’s going to wake some people up and piss them off. Which it did.
And oh yes, make sure to never fly in choppers unless you have a good reason to. Choppers isn’t safe.
The pilots in this Delta Connection Compass Airlines Embraer 175 or whathaveyou had some kind of issue trying to land at SFO so they gave up by climbing and circling ’round for another try:
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Which is no big deal, but it’s a kind of failure so it’s a bit embarrassing so sometimes pilots don’t follow the rules and try to force the plane down and that’s how something like Asiana 214 occurs.
It’s human nature.
The First Boeing 787 Dreamliner I’ve Ever Seen – JAL JA821J – To SFO from Haneda Tokyo International AirportTuesday, March 18th, 2014
One thing’s for sure, Boeing didn’t do a good job with the introduction of lithium-ion batteries.
OTOH, if you want to get to the city of Tokyo, it’s nice to be able to fly on in to Haneda instead of big old, far away Narita International.
Presenting your fuel-efficient, little-giant, wide-body Boeing 787:
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Know Better Your Bay Area Air Traffic Control Towers: NASA – Meatball Insignia 1958 to 1975 and 2002 to PresentFriday, February 21st, 2014
Read and learn about the past and present NASA insignias.
Whenever I ask permission to buzz the tower, Air Boss Johnson is all, “That’s a negative, Ghost Rider. The pattern is full.” You know, or some other excuse. I hate when that happens.
Someday, I’ll be Air Boss.
NASA Color Insignia Colors:
Process 0C,100M, 100Y, 0K
RGB 252R, 61G, 33B
Process 100C, 060M, 0Y, 0K
RGB 11R, 61G, 145B