On 18/04/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
Most aircraft live to be well respected seniors but for all of them the day comes when they must face the cruel reality: no more flying! Some will have a second life as training facilities, others will burn while the firemen hone their skills, still others are disassembled and the material is recycled. Whichever way we look at it, forever grounded aircraft are a sad sight. Luckily, unlike us humans, aircraft cannot ponder their own mortality…
On 04/04/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
Well, there was only one way to travel like this… if you were the third pilot on one of the very long flights of Continental Airlines. The skipper slept like a baby until it was time to releive his colleague up front.
On 07/03/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
…may be they should indeed!
On 22/02/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
Flying at high altitude, this Airbus 330 wing shows clearly how material contracts and gets distorted in the extreme cold found there. Once back in the warmer air on descent, the same area was smooth as a baby’s bottom.
On 16/01/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
Not aviation related but still very nice… If a roll of paper from the cash-register needs to be rolled up again, what better resource to use than the security guy. If somebody decided to rob this hamburger joint, throwing the roll against the robber would probably have had the right surprise effect!
On 05/01/2012, in Viewfinder view, by steve
I am sure you remember the movie Passenger 57… There is a scene in which one of the bad guys gets his neck broken while seated in his airplane scene and then they cover his head with his hat to keep the cabin crew from asking questions too early. I was reminded of this scene when I found a passenger covered head to legs next to us on a recent flight to Madrid.