I heard some time ago about a colleague who had done something rather impressive, then I read the detail in a GAPAN (Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators) citation. Impressive doesn’t seem to fit the description.
Archive for November, 2011
This is a little off field but I feel the need to pass on wisdom from a blog my wife keeps putting in front of me. Leo Babouta’s Zen Habits has a way of dragging you in. Self improvement books keep one end of my desk up, they seldom get read after a first browsing. Leo’s blog is different which is why it does so well in the ratings.
The latest post, On the Future of Books, has been written by his friend Seth Goldin, a very successful writer of 13 books all of which became best sellers, an achievement which speaks for itself. His reflections on the direction publishing is taking in this wired world are well worth reading if you enjoy shaping words and gaging opinions. There is also a podcast supporting the post – the rest I leave it to him.
Arthur is still very much with us. Flying open cockpit aircraft always bought new skills and techniques such as pasting a chart to a piece of thin marine plywood. All that to save a blurred flash as your chart gets whipped away by the slipstream during aerobatics.
See The Memorial Flight to look at a very fine SE5a restoration.
Perhaps the best WW1 aircraft restoration website on the web.
Time lapse sequences of photographs taken with a special low-light 4K-camera
Most of the flying world now seems to be convinced that this revolutionary device is now sitting in poll position to take most if not all of the honours in the handheld EFB race. Developers like Globalnavsource are producing well developed, FAA verified systems to perform the tasks that were seen to be the territory of larger, server driven versions. Well, the argument (if there ever was one) seems to point towards the popularity of the iPad.