Category: Aircraft

Flying in a B-17: Part 1

May 13th, 2011
Last weekend, my plan was to finish building the chicken coop. I got up earlyish on Saturday to borrow my father-in-law's van to pick up a sheet of roofing material. He came with me to look for fencing material. Supplies purchased, we went to m… more »

Loud

September 30th, 2008
I'm not a huge fan of loudness, in general, but there are a few exceptions. So, for example, I'm not a fan of death metal. But that's mostly because I think it's very, very silly. Putting aside that particular rant, though, there are some loud soun… more »

Just one more thing...

August 7th, 2008
Some painfully bad designs came out of the 60s, but this ain't one of 'em. But they only built two. And they're both gone. That's just unfair. But at least they took pictures. EDIT: And, uh...one in a museum. I was sure that I read somewh… more »

Bad ideas

August 7th, 2008
One bad idea is to say to yourself, "Before I go to bed, maybe I'll check out that NASA images site again..." And then you really don't want to wander to, say, the Aeronautics section. Because you'll just end up ogling beautiful pictures of beaut… more »

F-117 Retirement

March 7th, 2008
3/5/2008 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A retirement ceremony to honor the contributions of the F-117A Nighthawk, the world's first attack aircraft to employ stealth technology, will take place here March 11. But...but...the F-117 is a sy… more »