Not in the obvious sense of course. After balloting for industrial action a second time the returns show a substantial reduction in a vote for oblivion. 55% decided that they would at least vote to stay at home. Efforts to attenuate the effect of any possible strike across March have been in hand for some time and there are going to be some nasty shocks for a number of people if the poo actually hits the whirly thing.
I stumbled across this UK bases publication after it had been left on the flight deck by a colleague. Later in the cruise I pulled it out and read it from cover to cover – it drew me in. I guess all magazines have a pitch, a target audience that they aim at and I liked this one. This is not a bashing session for GA flying mags but most leave me a little ‘underfed’, large on ads, short on interesting content. We are all different I guess.
Loop is different, refreshingly so with news, comment and material that engages. The companion Loop website contains Loop.tv which perfectly compliments periodical content.
Not one to miss, more of a final chapter in the life of a fabulous jet.
The Boeing 747-8 is a wide-body commercial airliner being developed by Boeing. Officially announced in 2005, the 747-8 is the latest evolutionary variant of the 747, with lengthened fuselage, redesigned wings and improved efficiency. As of 2009 , the first 747-8 freighter is due to be delivered in 4th quarter 2010, with the passenger model scheduled for 2011.
As of January 8, 2010, a total of 108 Boeing 747-8s were on order; 76 of the freighter version and 32 of the passenger version. The 747-8 first flew on February 8, 2010.
Classy Boeing presentation on the aircraft.
When times were better the promise of high tech tools on the modern flight deck was an exciting prospect. Having a moving map taxiway chart centred on aircraft position was the promise as was continual display of the same on area charts. Really useful… but arguably not something that would show a ‘demonstrable improvement’ in safety or, dare I say it, a cost saving. Ahhh, I just knew you would cringe just a little with that one.