Sedona Airport, Unique Formations and Vermilion Cliffs 

One of Arizona’s Beauty Spots 



August 31, 2008


Pick and Choose the articles which may be of interest to you.

Caution: The following indicate the file size if on the SLAC website (i.e. 3.2 mb).  If you do not have high speed internet you may not wish to open files that exceed 1.0 mb (1,000 kb).  Links to other sites may not be accessible however they were at the time of this publication.

ews of Interest to Members and Pilots


·         Newsletter for members of SLAC (46 kb)

·          Special for Pilots (22 kb)– Articles of particular interest to pilots

·         City of Chandler Airport Commission Minutes June 11, 2008 (428 kb)

Air and Space

·         Exclusive Video: Cirrus The-Jet -- First Flight (Link)- July 3, 2008, Cirrus Design marked the first flight of its jet offering. The aircraft, currently dubbed "The-Jet" successfully flew for 45 minutes

·        Exclusive Video: Inside Diamond's D-Jet Personal Jet Aircraft (Link)- With new personal jets popping up all the time, AVweb takes a look at what may very well be the next certified single-engine very light or personal jet to enter the market

·        Vintage Airline photos (Link) - Slide Show) Courtesy of member Jim Parish

·         Very Very Unusual Aircraft (Slide Show 7.0 mb) – Courtesy of members Dan Bott, Bob Earl and Jim Parish

·         Air Show Photos by Bernard Zee (Link) – Many photos at many airshows.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Narrated Demo Flight of F-22 Raptor Fighter Jet (Link) Courtesy of member Dan Bott

·         F-22 Raptors flight over Alaska (Slide Show 1.1 mb) Courtesy of member Dan Bott

·         2008 Nellis Airshow (Slide Show 3.8 mb)
Courtesy of members
Homer Mann, Bob Walch, Jim Parish and Clif Rosch

·         Virgin Galactic (25 kb) – Latest on the Spaceship – Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         Demolition of a Boeing 720B (Video 4.2 mb) – Courtesy of members Bob Earl and Ruth Pew

·         Stearman Accident (68 kb)– I fatality.  Pilot jailed.  Read about this interesting accident.  Be sure you don’t violate the FAR’s

·         C-130 Hercules Crash(Slide Show 1.8 mb) Emergency landing on June 29, 2008 in Iraqi.  No injuries
Courtesy of member
Bob Earl

·         WWII P-47 Thunderbolts in Action (Link) – 62 year old black and white video which has been color enhanced.  362nd Group of the Army Air Corps based in Etaine, France.  Courtesy of members Bob Earl and Clif Rosch

·          Swiss Air Force (Slide Show 2.4 mb)– Some great photos of maneuvers in the Swiss Alps.
Courtesy of member
Paul Glaser

·         Mountain Flying (Link) – Move the cursor and you will have the impression you are flying over snow covered mountains.  Courtesy of members Dan Bott and Richard Peak

·         Shuttle Preparation (Slide Show 3.0 mb) Views of the shuttle Discovery getting ready for a space mission.  Courtesy of member Clif Rosch

·         B-777 Assembly - (Link Video 10.1 mb) Watch the assembly of a Boeing B-777 in speeded-up motion. 
Courtesy of member
Bob Earl

·         Boeing Heavy Lift Rotorcraft (38 kb)Part Blimp, part Helicopter.  Lifts 80,000 pounds.

·         Luxurious Passenger Cabins (Slides 1.4 mb) Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         F-35 First Flight – Jet Verticle Take-Off and Landing (Link Video) Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         Chinese F-8 Fighter plane collides with a Navy EP 3 Patrol Plane in 2001 (Slides 3.8 mb)
Courtesy of member
Paul Glaser

·         Aborted take-off (Video 1.3 mb) Early gear retraction by a Russian fighter pilot.
Courtesy of member
Bob Earl

·         Emirate takes delivery of an Airbus A-380 (1.mb) Courtesy of member Dick O’Brien

·         The Piper Super Cub (Video 2.9 mb) This is truly a remarkable aircraft.  Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·         F-16 Dead Stick Landing (Link Video) Courtesy of member Dan Bott

·         Airline Passenger Bumping (13 kb) Starting last month, if an airlines bumps you from a reserved seat and does not reassign you to another flight within 2 hours (4 hours international), you are entitled to receive $800 in cash.

·         Mars Rover (15 kb) Attention, anyone who may have written off NASA's Mars Exploration rover Opportunity -- designed to last a mere 90 days on the Martian surface -- at anytime over the past... sheesh, 54 months.

·         Radio Controlled Model (18 kb) This model is equipped with special lighting for night flying. 
Courtesy of member Bob Earl
.  Model built and flown by Herman Burton

Other Stuff


·        Honda hits the hydrogen highway (Link) - Fuel cell car now available, but only in California (Because Honda is setting up re-fueling stations there).  Courtesy of member Richard Peak

·        Stop Action Photography (210 kb)Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Animal/Human Love (Link Video) Courtesy of member Clif Rosch

·        Grand Canyon Skywalk Update(Slide Show 2.0 mb) Update slides of this unique attraction. 
Courtesy of member
Clif Rosch

·        Swan Lake Like You Have Never Seen before: (Link Video)  Courtesy of member Bob Earl

·        Aging (Slide Show 1.6 mb)  Excellent views on getting old.  Courtesy of member Clif Rosch

·        Unique photo of tornado cloud and lightning stroke. (1.5 mb) Taken over Lake Okeechobee on June 15, 1991

·        Life in the 1500’s (12 kb) Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·        Photos of Antartica (Slideshow 3.6 mb) Antartica contains 90% of the earth’s ice and is a major reservoir of the planet’s fresh water.  Music by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·        World’s largest swimming pool (Link to Snopes – Photos) This pool covers 20 acres, is 1,000 yards long, has a 115 foot deep end and holds 66 million gallons of water.  Located at the San Alfonso del Mar resort at
Algarrobo, on Chile’s southern coast.

·        10 Ducklings saved (Photos & Story 12 kb) 10 ducklings and mother duck stranded on window ledge in Spokane.  Courtesy of Gale Nelson

·         Chiquita - Abba (Link Slide Show) Very beautiful photos accompanied by music (Chiquita)
Courtesy of member
Richard Peak

·         Chinese Drum Girls (Video 5.8 mb) Fabulous coordination.  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Danish Wind Turbine Explodes in High Winds  (Link to Snopes – Video) Demonstrates huge energy in wind.

·         Audi Crash (Slide Show .9 mb)– Where is the driver?  Courtesy of member Gene Evans

·         Google Workplace (Link to Snopes) Does Google have the best working conditions in the world?


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