A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from a V8 when he looked up and spotted a well-known cardiologist in the repair shop who was waiting for the service manager to take a look at his car.
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, highlighting milestones, important historical events and people in aviation and spaceflight from September 16 through September 19.
....that stuff I spend hours writing is here and gone in a flash, while something I throw together in 15 minutes has such staying power? I’m talking about that Lockheed Martin post that Kinja is featuring for a second day now (at least on my browser) and has gotten nearly 2k views. Did it get shared somewhere I don’t…
Lockheed Martin released a promotional video last Friday for the company’s 75th anniversary, and it provides a glimpse at many of the projects the secretive design team has produced throughout its history, and gives intriguing hints at ongoing and future projects. One interesting tidbit is an aircraft that appears to…
Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev. Even if you’re not a fan of ballet, this is a fantastic score. Prokofiev is seriously underrated in popular classical music circles.
I came down to the Long Center for a ballet performance tonight and there was an auto auction at the Palmer Auditorium next door. These were a few of the cars that were sold. It’s an interesting mix. Not sure what’s up with the Cutlass, though.
I’m trying to help my high schooler with his biology. They are studying the properties of water, and he got this question wrong:
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, highlighting milestones, important historical events and people in aviation and spaceflight from September 13 through September 15.
An excellent, brief video by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the Cassini-Huygens mission which ended today with Cassini burning up (we hope) in Saturn’s atmosphere.
“The report says [the driver] told investigators he was moving the pole because it was on the ground so close to traffic lanes. A database search found [he] had 72 scrap metal-related transactions for recycling since January.”
Most folks know that the Gloster Meteor was the first jet-powered fighter to enter service with the RAF, and the only Allied jet fighter of the war. But did you know that it was also the world’s first turboprop-powered aircraft to take flight?
“Burgess grabbed a neighbor’s ladder and climbed to the top of his single story home. He lectured the suspect before grabbing him. The two tussled for a bit before Burgess pushed the burglary suspect off the roof.”
From the Planes You’ve (Probably) Never Heard Of Department of Wingspan, we bring you the Grumman XF5F Skyrocket (and the Grumman XP-50 for good measure).
Welcome to This Date in Aviation History, highlighting milestones, important historical events and people in aviation and spaceflight from September 9 through September 12.
I am a Lightroom noob and I can’t figure out what is going on here. I am trying to import a folder of pictures so I can spam you people with hundreds of airplane pictures from the Air Force Museum. But, as you can see, the photos are grayed out. And I don’t know why. Other folders display and import just fine. I did…
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September 11, 2001 – Terrorists hijack four commercial airliners and use them to attack the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. A fourth attack targeting Washington, DC is thwarted by passengers.
“Because if you look for the helpers, you’ll know there is hope.”
United Airlines Flight 93 had been hijacked and was bound for Washington, DC when the passengers decided to fight back against the terrorists who had commandeered the plane. Realizing that they would soon gain access to the cockpit, the terrorist pilot deliberately dove towards the ground and crashed near Shanksville,…