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SLAC Updates:

February 29, 2008


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News of Interest to Members and Pilots

·        Newsletter for members of SLAC February, 2008

·        Special for Pilots – Articles of particular interest to pilots

Air and Space


·        Landing Accident at Aspen, CO. – Photo and story.  Courtesy of members Bob Earl and Dan Bott

·         Aviation Events in Arizona – Year 2008.  In summary form.

·        Enola Gay Restoration – B-29 that ended WW ll.  Courtesy of member Tom Malthaner

·        Air Bus Hit By Missile – (Powerpoint Slides 1.3 mb) – Use left mouse to advance slides. 
Courtesy of member
Bob Earl

·        Space Ship Two – You will be able to purchase a space flight from Virgin Galatic

·        Insane Jet Flying (Video 2.6 mb) – Low passes.  Courtesy of member Dan Bott.

·        Old Warbirds – (Slide Show 5.4 mb) Beautiful old planes in flight.  Courtesy of member Clif Rosch

·         Gray Eagles (Video) – The P-51 Fighter Plane and the story of Jim Brooks.  There are less than 200 P-51 Mustangs flying.  Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         First Flight - (YouTube Video) Maiden flight of a Gweduk, a homebuilt amphibious plane, built by Bill Anderson, a friend of Bob and Kathy Earl.  Looks like the flight was at the Renton Municipal Airport near Seattle, WN


·        Military Aricraft Slideshow - Excellent show.  Courtesy of member Richard Peak

·         New Visual Aid to Landing
After a British Airways 777 landed short the other day at LHR, a new approach lighting system has been put in place.  Courtesy of member
Bob Earl.

·         Helicopter Accident – (Video 1.6 mb) Hard water landing.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Airbus A-380 Cockpit – (Video) 360 degree view of the cockpit, pan with the mouse & magnify using the + and – magnification at the bottom of the screen.  Courtesy of member Ben Thompson

·         Full Throttle With The Blue Angels  – (Video) – View of a passenger during high G forces. 
Courtesy of member
Harold Thomas

·         Boeing B-52 Meets Turbulence -  Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         9-1-1 Engineering Test – An F-4 Phantom Jet is rammed into a solid concrete wall at 500 MPH. 
Courtesy of member
Gene Evans

·         Race between a Bugatti Veyron vs a Eurofighter Typhoon (Video)
Courtesy of members Bob Earl and Richard Peak

·         Large Russian Jet Departing Australia Fully Loaded (Video 7.0 mb) It’s a close call.  Enlarge the image for better viewing.  Courtesy of member Cecil Mann

Other Stuff


·         Brittan launches nuclear submarine.   It can hear a ship from across the Atlantic. 
Courtesy of member Don Tubbs

·         German WWII Battleship Operated by 2 Men – (1.6 mb photos) Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         Shift Happens – Some mind boggling stats.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Look What A Chef Can Do With Food – Courtesy of friend Barbara Bedel

·         Squirrel Obstacle Course – (Video 2.2 mb)  Smart little critter. Courtesy of member Gene Evans.

·         Thousands of interesting photos – Worldwide

·         Yankee ingenuity – (Video 2.6 mb) – Courtesy of member Richard Peak

·         Ferrari Accident – Don’t loan your new $1,000,000 Ferrari to your daughter.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Dubai Maddness – A Megopolis (coined) Courtesy of member Gary Vacin

·         Moscow Subway System – (Power Point 3.0 mb) – Remarkable architecture.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Oregon Scenes – Beautiful scenes taken from an ultra-light plane.  Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         Nature At Its Best – (Power Point 1.6 mb) Remarkable animal shots

·         High Speed Camera – (Video 2.9 mb) – 2,000 frames per second.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Albino Moose – Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Hubble Telescope – 10 of the best photos taken by the Hubble Telescope in the last 16 years
Courtesy of member
Dan Bott

·         The Simple Life – (Power Point Slide Show 3.7 mb) There are new photos included. 
Courtesy of member
Harold Thomas

·         Cochrane Mural – An interesting mural in Canada composed of hundreds of 1 foot square paintings.  You can view the individual paintings making up the full Mural.  Courtesy of friend Terry Meury

·         Stopping Time at Grand Central Station – Best prank ever.  Over 200 New Yorkers recently walked into one of the busiest train stations in the world, New York's Grand Central Station, and at exactly 2:30 pm, all froze in place.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans.

·         4-Wheel Drive Antics – (4 short videos 660 to 870 kb each) Amazing driving. Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         WWII Essay – An excellent essay remembering WWII and why the US joined in the fight.
Courtesy of member
Don Tubbs.

·         Interview with Michael Nolan (Audio 8.8 mb) He is a professor of aviation technology and director of Purdue's air traffic control program.  Subject is the future of the Air Traffic System.  Download the Podcast.
Courtesy of member
Bob Earl

·         Power from Salt Water?  - (Video 5.0 mb) No guarantee from me.

Note: Some of the information included above are links to other websites.  They may not be accessible in the near future, however they were accessible at the time of this update. 


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