Monday, December 2, 2013

More anorak adventures

Worth watching the whole clip to see the anoraks at the end:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

How to fly a real 737 with only 1 month of training

Happened upon this video today while testing out some new AV gear I was installing. From a Belgian tv show (don't worry, there are English subtitles). Follow Tom has he tries his hand at flying a real 737-800. Admit it, you've always dreamed of doing it yourself should the pilots on your flight become incapacitated

And I'll be back to my build real soon - already took delivery of the 1st officer MIP screen.

More from me in the long, dark, Californian winter months (ok, it might rain for a few days...)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Rim Fire

Another off topic post for you. As you may have heard there's a huge wildfire burning in California, close to Yosemite. A friend sent me a link to this video that gives you a co-pilot's view of what it looks like from a water bomber. Fascinating. Stick with it - they make the drop then avoid traffic on the way out.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

I'm Still Here

Hard to believe that it has been more than 6 months since my last post. All work on the sim has stopped due to a higher than usual business travel load. As it happens, I was at KSFO yesterday when Asiana 214 came down. You can just make out the charred top of the plane from the photo I snagged - just to the left of the American elevator

Fire extinguished by the time I got to this vantage point. Very sad day.

More soon.