While life on the ground could be desolate and much of a struggle if you are living life just close to the brim (if you aren’t within the average) remembering the past may allow us a bit of consideration to reconcile our thinking that our present may not be that bad at all. If you are able to identify the critical limits of right and wrong so that if you are a bit unsure of yourself you can confirm that staying low is the right thing to do, none of the bad things could have turned into the worst that we could hardly imagine. . . read full story.
Remembering Igor Sikorsky
Today is a fitting moment to recall the legacy left by one of aviation’s well known innovator and visionary who was born this same day on 25th of May 1889 in Kiev, Russia (now part of Ukraine). A man whose technological genius brought the inception of the world’s first multi-engine airplane and later the first mass produced helicopter which became the basis of today’s conventional helicopters, Igor Sikorsky’s contribution to aviation couldn’t be simply taken for granted even how we maybe so engrossed . . . read full story.
The Jet Engine Was Born
Frank Whittle's role in aviation is still felt even today for flight without the most widely preferred means of propulsion as we have with the evolution of the jet engine to this day would have significantly slowed our progress. Imagine the balance of world power if the Germans managed to succeed with their own version having been the first to put the jet engine to operational use without the Allies’ to equal that technology. . . read full story.
A Walk Back in Time at Rolls Drive
As highways, avenues and streets usually have their names attributed to the name of a person if not simply to the nature of the place, it would be interesting to take into consideration one less busy stretch of road labelled “Rolls Drive” linked to Broadway on one end (Broadway being the main access road if you are visiting Hengistbury Head by car) and Selfridge Avenue on the other. . . read full story.
To Fly or Not to Fly
For somebody who has witnessed a plane crash, the intention to pursue flying may come about as a tough decision even you may have the resources to attain it. On my case, I may have fear of the known danger but then I have come that far so it was a bit too cowardly to turn back. So I thought to myself why not? The fact that it was in line with my profession and I’m paid for it not the other way around the issue of my access to the physical world being taken away isn’t much of a worry (at that time) . . . read full story.
Airshows and Carshows
Having to hear about an aircraft crash this Friday and get on with a Saturday hearing another aircraft crash before the end of the day is quite unusual, that is of course if you believe what experts say that there is greater possibility of having been involved in a road accident than an aviation related accident. But here comes the oddest thing of it all, both aircraft crashes in the last two days have something to do with a car related event ongoing where it happened . . . . read full story
Level Flight and Aerobatics
The recent airshow accident at Shoreham was an unfortunate event to remember and I mourn with the families of the victims. An aircraft crash is already a tragic disaster to consider and much worse if a number of people on the ground are part of the fatalities. Seeing an aircraft fly is already an awe inspiring experience if you live on the countryside far from an airport where the chance of seeing one flying overhead on a daily basis is minimal. However if you are a city dweller and live in an urban environment where streaks of white lines on a clear blue sky becomes an everyday affair apart from seeing the culprit behind it . . . . read full story
Lost on a Runway
Life's 'twists and turns' as we struggle to keep up to the lines of that famous poem in our youth so that we don’t easily quit and get washed away’ from human circulation remains even we close our eyes. One significant moment in my life being an aviation fanatic was standing there on the side of the runway in Manila International Airport while trying to complete my shift as part of airport security. . . read full story.
F-35 Lightning II Demystified
Being an aviation fanatic that I am allow me to ‘luxuriate’ at the noxious sensation of ‘time travelling’ the natural way so that making it at present to bear witness to an event that had been expected to take place two years ago couldn’t be more satisfying. The date was the 9th of July 2016 on a cloudy, breezy Saturday and I was among thousands of spectators who manage to pay for an entrance ticket to see a major aviation event that takes place in July at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire each year . . . read full story.
The B-2 Spirit Flies Low Above Fairford
As pilgrims of the past would cover distant lands in order to satisfy a craving for something out of the ordinary, my reason to become restless for the month of July had been rooted on my personal quest to quell my thirst for something that is about as soul blinding as religion. I’m an aviation fanatic and my pilgrimage doesn’t take me far as RAF Fairford in Swindon or Farnborough in Hampshire where all flying machines that took the air since the riddle of flight had been answered by the Wright Brothers in December 1903 all converge to celebrate the conquest of the air . . . read full story.