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A use for your altimeter watch on an airliner
Here are occasional observations
and picture from my day job. Fortunately, the vast majority of my days go by
without much ado. That's the way we like it, whether flying a powered
paraglider or a 737. Of course the 737 is dramatically more reliable but
then you'd expect that from something that costs 40 million dollars and
maintained by an army of mechanics
The entries are organized by
year although the newest entries are sometimes placed here before being
whisked into their correct spot.
1, 2008 After seeing the IL paint scheme on one of our "red bellied
warbirds" I had to play. Here are the results. The final approach would be
to a mythical airport north of Pine Island, Florida and I somehow I don't
think my legs would be so non-chalantly crossed.
05, 2008 Just another day's end in the San Francisco Bay. Of all
the places for great scenery, this one is tops. You can probably figure
that from the number of pictures that I include from there.
getting shots to work well in the low light of a setting sun, doing so from
an airplane is harder yet. My tiny camera's capture doesn't help matters
most. You'll have to use some imagination, but seeing this in motion with a
pair of high quality Mark 1 eyeballs is darned spectacular.
Up And Be Counted
Nov 10, 2006 Every now and then a good
idea comes along that deserves copying. Of course you can't just copy its
implementation but you can certainly create your own. That's
exactly what the silly, grinning fool (me) pictured above, right in the
The idea came while reading our union rag, I saw a retirement picture
of a pilot hanging out of the 737's cockpit window while in flight. That was funny—I had to do it. Thanks Mike, my trusty
First Officer, for the help.
1. Flying close
formation while keeping my ID hanging down in a 300 mph wind was tough. Plus
I had to have the First Officer take my seat and bend down out of view. Unpressurizing wasn't popular but thankfully we were only a few
thousand feet high so they hardly noticed. Noise was a problem, too. but nobody
Another gorgeous day in
Also, check out the website of airline turned bizjet
pilot, Marc Whitehorn, at