Tagged With: Airplanes
We’ve long contemplated building an RV-8. Superior’s XP-400 engine is suddenly out of the options (kudos to Superior for their buyback), but we still look at Van’s as a kit we’d like to build. Look at the RV-8, and contemplate it in Navy Blue,, with flat black nose, and appropriate (read: semi-inappropriate) nose art. Ginger … Continue reading
We chanced to stumble across a picture this morning of three de Havilland Tiger Moths flying over Highclere Castle: Fans of Downton Abbey will, of course, recognize the location. They may also recall that, early in the show, the Abbey was used as a convalescent home for soldiers wounded in World War I. As it … Continue reading
For those unaware, we grew up on Baa Baa Black Sheep (under its alternate title, Black Sheep Squadron-occasionally in the local Officers’ Quarters). We chanced to discover upon the following: https://www.radialconversions.com/ http://www.rotecengines.com/Projects/BrianKelly.html Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HdqLQEpZoA Upon referral to Dad (who also introduced me to airplanes, and to proper–read: round) engines, he said “That radial RV is … Continue reading
Any further commentary about our procrastination will henceforth be met with derisive laughter, then immediate deletion.
International law; specifically, discussing the Argentine attack on a Liberian tanker in the Falklands War. Prof. S.: Were they state actors? They had airplanes with guns. Do any private companies have airplanes with guns? Smartarse Student: Blackwater.
TSA to continue allowing small knives on planes, this time on purpose. Because, really, they’ve been so effective at catching them thus far.