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Posts Tagged ‘flying’

More cool flying stuff

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

Moar flyin’!  I want one of these:

And one of these:

And maybe one of these:


A metaphor for the debt ceiling debate

Monday, July 18th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

This is a great excuse for me to post a flying video.  Think of this final approach and botched landing at St. Barts to be the Democrat approach to the debt ceiling debate:


This is how the approach should be done; “conservative style.” Notice how the pilot not only makes the landing, but is able to turn off at the first taxiway. It’s called competence.


Gallery of the Intrepid – This is why we will eventually win.

Monday, September 6th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

The U.S. military can do things like this.  Our cave-dwelling enemies cannot.  We will win.

Watch especially at around 2:10.  The pilot is hovering at below ground level of rising terrain.  He perches the helicopter on the two rear wheels and lays the ramp right on the terraced ground.  Astonishing.  No, actually, just routine for these guys.


Yes, you CAN do anything – UPDATE

Friday, March 5th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

As an update to my earlier post, I thought I’d add a couple of other “overcome fantastic odds” stories.

Woman born with no arms becomes first pilot to fly plane using only feet

Jessica Cox suffered a rare birth defect and was born without any arms. The psychology graduate can write, type, drive a car, brush her hair and talk on her phone simply using her feet.  Ms Cox, from Tuscon, Arizona, USA, is also a former dancer and double black belt in Tai Kwon-Do.  She said: “I never say, ‘I can’t do that’. I just say, ‘I haven’t worked it out yet,'” said Jessica.  “Putting my hair in a pony tail and rock climbing are still on my list. Those rubber hair ties get me every time.”  She explained “I was born this way so I’ve just learned to adapt.”

Click on the embedded link at her name to watch a YouTube video of her flying.

And let’s not forget Rick Allen, drummer for the British metal band Def Leppard.  After losing his left arm in an auto accident, he designed an electronic drum kit and developed a unique style to compensate for his lost arm.  He and his bandmates, who admirably stuck with him and didn’t sack him for another drummer, ultimately went on to achieve their greatest commercial success with the album Hysteria, which went platinum 20 times.  I saw these guys a year or so ago, and even though some of them are in their 50’s, they rocked the joint like they were in their 20’s.


It’s Friday. Time for Teh Crazeh Video.

Friday, February 26th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

Yeah, I would so try this.

America, where everyone is free (for now) to try risky stuff like this.


Try teleconferencing next time, jerks.

Friday, February 26th, 2010

– Wiccapundit

2007 U.N. Climate Change Conference held in Bali, Indonesia.

2008 U.N. Climate Change Conference held in Sydney, Australia.

2009 U.N. Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Lots of long distance,  heavy-carbon-footprint private jet and airline flights.  And still, the hypocritical pinheads in the “global warming” movement want to restrict everyone else’s flying:

Global Warming Activists Furious with Harrison Ford

Environmental activists have blasted Harrison Ford for making “unnecessary” trips by air, following revelations he once made a jet journey to buy a cheeseburger.

The “Indiana Jones” star began flying when he was 52. After receiving his license, he went on to purchase several aircraft, which he keeps at Santa Monica Airport in California.

He recently revealed in an interview the extent of his love for piloting, telling Britain’s Live magazine, “Learning to fly was a work of art. I’m so passionate about flying I often fly up the coast for a cheeseburger. Flying is like good music; it elevates the spirit and it’s an exhilarating freedom.”

But the 67-year-old has come under fire from experts at over the comments, who are outraged he would make an airplane journey for such an “unnecessary” trip.

And Dr. Wendy Buckley, director of the Web site, has called on Ford to set an environmental example and cut back on his flying.

She tells WENN, “Flying is a huge source of carbon emissions and making unnecessary journeys by plane can no longer be seen as responsible to our environment.

The rules are for thee, and not for me.  Jackasses.

The only thing that would make this story better is if Harrison had flown up the coast, stopped to eat lunch, and said “you know, they charge too much for their cheeseburgers here; I think I’ll fly back down the coast to Santa Monica and check out the restaurants there.”