Mount McKinley or Denali ("The Great One") in
Alaska is the highest mountain
peak in North America, at a height of approximately 20,320 feet (6194 m).
Pick and Choose the articles which may be of interest to you
All of the following links were accessible at the time
SLAC Members (30 kb)
Of Interest to
Pilots (43 kb)–
Articles of particular interest to pilots
Minutes of the
Chandler Airport Commission (pdf
file 639kb)–(Nanette Kahl)
March 11, 2009 meeting
AIR AND SPACE
1. Hoverwing! (Video)
This video shows a VERY cool "ground effect vehicle" flight demonstration. Kind of a cross between an airplane and a hovercraft
last fighter pilot has already been born (11 kb) (Dan Bott)
The X47B Unmanned Combat Aircraft
landing accident (9.0 kb) (Ben Thompson)
Happened in the movie “Mother Lode” starring Charleton Heston in 1982. Accident was included at the beginning of the movie
4. Seattle Paragliding
Issaquah, Washington (Marc Chirico)
"FLY AWAY" In memory of Ed Ferguson – Flight at Tiger Mountain
Parahawking in Nepal
Hawk Releases at Tiger Mountain
Super Max Comedy Swiss paragliding cult clip
Tropical Paragliding Picture Gallery Rebel race in Tonga. Click on the arrow key at the bottom right for a slide show.
–Toddler overboard (PP slides)
3 year old toddler opens the upper door on a Cessna 401 at 10,000 feet and is sucked out the door (fortunately he was pulled back in)
first jet (20 kb)
The P-59 first flown in 1942 (Bruno Uptagrafft)
Navy (PP slides 3.6 mb) (Richard Peak)
The Carrier U.S.S. George Washington and the Lincoln battle group in action
Navy (2) (PP slides 2.9 mb) (Ben Thompson)
Some more great slides of our Navy in action
construction of the space station (Link)
(Dan Bott, Homer Mann, Jim Parish and Dick O’Brien)
Gives a good idea of what the station really looks like
School Aircraft (PP slides 5.0
mb) (Bill Barnes)
This is a repeat, however the photos of these old aircraft are fabulous
Sport Cub (23 kb)
Although this is an advertisement you may want to see a new Cub in action with all the stats.
Click on “SUPER SPORT CUB OVERVIEW VIDEO” at the end to view the video.
12. X Country (15 kb)
65 year old pilot is flying her 1984 Maxair Drifter, a 320 pound Light Sport Aircraft, on a 7,200 mile round trip from Oregon to Florida
startup struggles (13 kb)
Sightseeing flights over San Francisco are slow because the economy is sinking
at the controls (10 kb)
What a pilot always fears. Flying in the right seat of a large plane with your family in the back, the pilot dies and you only have a Single Engine pilots license.
saga of the Eclipse 500 (14 kb)
SLAC flew to Albuquerque twice to visit the Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet facility. Now it is in chapter 7 bankruptcy. Our members were very impressed, particularly with the stir-welding on the plane.
tight a turn (22 kb)
The accident in New York that killed Yankee pitcher, Cory Lidle. Analysis indicates the accident was avoidable
activity (22 kb) (Elton Dyal)
The eleven year sunspot activity is at the low cycle. Scientists are not sure how it affects the Earth’s weather, however there was a period of low activity in the late 17th century that corresponds to a climatic period called “The Little Ice Age” when rivers that are normally ice free froze and snow fields remained year round at lower altitudes.
Airlines (Video 4.6 mb) (Gene Evans)
Landing at Tegucigalpa, Honduras. What a place to build a runway (with cross-winds too)
Raiders Reunion (25 kb) (Tom Malthaner)
Thousands of people, young and old, gathered to honor five of the nine surviving Doolittle Raiders at the 67th Reunion in Columbia, S.C., April 16 to 18
aircraft (PP slides 2.0 mb) (Dan Bott)
We are quite sure there are many you have not seen before.
sure your aircraft is tied down and secure (Link)
Storms damaged 22 aircraft in Ottawa, Canada. Photos of damaged planes
at Chandler Airport (Link)
From Jan 1 1990 to Dec 31, 2008 – Reported strikes from the FAA Bird-strike database
23. Astonishing video (Link video & text) (Bruno Uptagrafft)
The most gigantic model railroad in the world. 6.8 miles of HO track, and 10,000 train cars. This Miniatur Wunderland is in Hamburg, Germany, More details
headlines of the world (Link) (Bruno Uptagrafft)
Read any newspaper. Click on the World area (USA, North America, etc), Click and drag the map (or use the arrow keys to locate the area you want), Click on the orange dots to locate the newspaper you want, click on “Web site” in the upper right to view other pages.
growth (Video 10.5 mb Large) (Bob Earl)
View Downtown Seattle grow since 1958
Car Collection (PPS 1.2mb) (Eugene Evans)
Many of you will remember these old cars
baggage (Video 4.7 mb) (Eugene Evans)
Watch how simple it is for a thief to open your baggage, steal something and close it without your suspecting anything
on the skyscrapers (PP slides 4.5 mb) (Bruno Uptagrafft)
High iron workers in New York in the early 1930’s
Italy/Austria (PP slides 3.7 mb) (Bruno Uptagrafft)
Beautiful slides of the countryside (Tyrol)
30. Snow rollers
(Link) (Bob Earl)
Unusual snow rollers on the Camas Prairie in Idaho
in the winter time (PP slides 2.7 mb)(Jim Parish)
artist (10 kb) (Jim Parish)
2D that looks like 3D. Paintings on the roadway
coaster (12 kb) (Jim Parish)
Take a trip to Sandusky, Ohio and ride this monster
Glacier (Video 6.7 mb) (Bruno Uptagraftt)
Standing too close to one can be detrimental to your health
(Video 5.0 mb) (Richard Peak)
Silenzio TOQUE DE SILÊNCIO TAPS. TOUCHINGLY BEAUTIFUL....."TAPS" (MILITARY ADOU')
To hear this final farewell, by a small child, to the lost soldiers and not choke up is very difficult.
The conductor of the orchestra is from Austria Andre Rieu. His programs are wonderful and this girl makes your hair stand on end.
Redoubt Eruption (134 kb) (Jim Parish)
Beginning March 22nd, 2009, Alaska's Mount Redoubt, began a series of volcanic eruptions, and continues to be active to this date
Thousand Islands (PP slide show 32. mb) (Bruno Uptagraftt)
These are a chain of islands that straddle the U.S.-Canadian border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from Lake Ontario.
Inauguration (6 kb) (Gene Evans, Jim
This photo is of the crowd. You can zoom in to see the photo of each person in extraordinary detail
Chapel (Link) (Bruno Uptagraftt)
Up close and personal
Ice Festival (Link) (Richard Peak)
Great ice sculptures
Sculpture (Link) (Jim Parish)
On Prince Edward Island, Canada. Click on photos for enlargement
when you thought all the good ideas were taken (Link) (Jim Parish)
43. A glimpse of the future (Link) (Richard Peak)
Sony played this video at their executive conference this year.
44. Cougar vs Bear
Cub (Link Video) (Bruno Uptagraftt)
This has a happy ending
Humpback Whale (15 kb) (Bruno Uptagraftt)
Photo by the son of a friend of Bruno’s who works in the laying of undersea cable.
to a telemarketer (Link video 3.7
This is a comical response to a telemarketer
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