We have been having winter here in the Mojave and the Mountains around it.
I took these pictures six days ago on the way home from Lancaster.
I made a run to the Rite Aid for Missus ORPO and these were in the sky. We are actually located in the Fremont Valley and not the Antelope Valley.
Does anyone remember this? I know I do. I saw it on CBC when we lived in Alberta, Canada out on the lonesome prairies.
William Anders: “For all the people on Earth the crew of Apollo 8 has a message we would like to send you.” In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved … Continue reading 24 December 1968 16:40:07 UTC, T plus 75:49:07 →
I took these on the way home from Lancaster this afternoon. It was snowing when we left but this one was really heavy duty.
This one was ugly. Only one survivor out of six individuals on board.
A 41 year old Aerosucre Colombia Boeing 727-2J0F (Adv) HK-4544 (c/n 21105) was destroyed when it crashed shortly after takeoff from Puerto Carreño Airport in Colombia. One of the six crew members survived the accident.
The aircraft, powered by 3x Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15 (HK3) Engines, took off from Runway 24, a 1780m long runway about 17:20 local time (23:20Z). Videos are circulating online, showing the accident aircraft on takeoff.
The fiery remains of HK-4544:
©Aviación Comercial en Colombia
The airplane failed to lift off the runway and crossed the airport perimeter fence (96m from the runway) and road in a nose up attitude. At this point, afterburner flames can be seen leaving the exhaust for Engine No.2, indicating a compressor stall in the engine.
The right wing of the 727 then impacted trees (visible in the video above) before becoming airborne 3 minutes later, the aircraft began to lose height…
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Source: Chant du Départ: Two Years
Yeah. It still hurts.
I miss my old buddy terribly.
I took these on Friday. It was in poor light with a very low battery in the trusty old Nikon.
I stuck my head out in the chill and grabbed a few shots with the Galaxy Note 7.
It was quite crisp and cool but there was no wind to speak of for a change.
3 December 1945: The first landing and takeoff aboard an aircraft carrier by a jet-powered aircraft were made by Lieutenant-Commander Eric Melrose Brown, MBE, DSC, RNVR, Chief Naval Test Pilot at RAE Farnborough, while flying a de Havilland DH.100 Sea Vampire Mk.10, LZ551/G. The ship was the Royal Navy Colossus-class light aircraft carrier, HMS Ocean … Continue reading 3 December 1945 →
I saw some footage of Bob Hoover doing this a long time ago. I wonder if the new generation of fighter pilots in their electric jets could do this in an airplane with cable, linkage and pulley flight control systems?
There was no one like him at all.
During the height of the Roman Empire, Germanicus was universally recognized by soldiers, citizens and politicians alike to be the single most ferocious, merciless yet honorable warrior ever to be produced by Rome. Despite being born into the elite, Germanicus spent most of his life knee-deep in dead enemies on the battlefield, writing poetry about astrology and most notably – extracting brutal revenge on Germans.
You see, after hearing about the Romans suffering a humiliating defeat at the hands of the German Tribal Chief Arminius, Germanicus spent several years seething in quiet rage and plotting retribution. He had three goals in mind – First, to find the site where they suffered defeat and bury the bodies of fallen Romans. Second, to recover the captured Eagles the Germanic Tribes took and bring them back to Rome. Lastly, to turn into a limb-severing machine and take the lives of as many enemies as possible. He succeeded in prolific fashion in all endeavors and returned home a paragon of loyalty, the ultimate symbol of an honorable warrior, and the one guy you shouldn’t piss off.
I have heard of Germanicus the most………………………
It was a pleasant morning and I took the liberty of spending time on the front verandah at Casa de Sharon y Glenn here in the Southeast Kern County Desert.
When I stopped at the Shopette on Edwards AFB this morning to fuel the Titan, I discovered that they had a small variety of decent cigars………………
We have had internet provider issues……………….
Now of importance in So Cal………………….
Three of these officers were in Southern California. Sgt. Owens lived and worked in and around Lancaster which is a short drive from me………………..
It is so sad to see these brave officers who go in harm’s way every day lost in the line of duty. There was no comment from the “powers that be” on any as near as I can find…………
This one was close to home……………..
Sergeant Steve Owen was murdered on Wednesday in an execution-style attack.