The rains stopped. Two years of drought led to record fires in Arizona and New Mexico, then the rains stopped completely as New Mexico entered its third year of drought. This week New Mexico faces ...
The landing gear is one of those things that pretty much has to work. It has to be strong enough to support the weight of a fully loaded aircraft and handle the impact of my landings - note to self, ...
There is a reason that Mars Curiosity news has been scarce lately, a reason that Newton and Copernicus and Galileo would appreciate. This spring, Mars and Earth have been in Solar Conjunction, that ...
Last year was the warmest on record for the contiguous United States. The average temperature was 55.3°F in 2012. That's 3.2°F above the 20th century average and 1.0°F above the previous record ...
In the last chapter we looked at how the weight and balance of the plane is critical to being able to fly in a controlled manner.
Today we'll look at another critical set of numbers - takeoff data. ...
On Friday I had the opportunity to do something that tens of thousands of people used to do, but now only a few of us get to experience. I traveled back to the past in a time machine. To be more ...
Space has a lot of resources, technically it has all the resources. Some of them are obvious, some serendipitous. Aside from the mountains of platinum group metals or nickel-iron and oxygen ...
In this case, the horse came to see us - about himself.
That is, about helping him actually, you know, not die a horrible death.
He was left on Wings's family land, immediately adjacent. [...
I was asked to do one of these about weight and balance. The recent crash of a National Air Cargo 747 shortly after takeoff makes this very topical.
What probably happened is that their load ...
The first time I ever really watched an episode of " Star Trek " was on a weekend I was stuck at home sick. I was a little kid, William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy were hosting a " Star Trek " marathon,