Best of the Web

The Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In Trip Report. Meanwhile, Steve has posted another great trip write-up complete with photos and video on his blog, A mile of runway will take you anywhere. This time, he took a Cessna 150 to Urbana Ohio to see the 42nd annual Mid-Eastern Regional Fly-In.

The 40th Anniversary of the Cessna Citation’s First Flight. And speaking of Cessna, the Cessna Aircraft Company will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the maiden flight of the first Citation. Citation’s have since become the largest fleet of business jets in the world.

Why UTC is Called Zulu Time. For trivia buffs who have ever wondered why UTC was given the “Z” letter designation, Blake of the Fly With Blake blog explains why. Apparently, it has to deal with the concept of Nautical Time Zones and his post goes into some detail about this.

Inside an Altimeter. And if you have ever wondered what the inside of an altimeter looks like, Paul Tocknell takes you inside of one on his AskaCFI.com blog and his post is complete with about twenty pictures along with a video.

The Onion Takes on Airlines. On a lighthearted note, The Dallas New’s Airline Biz Blog has stumbled upon an Onion radio news report that East West Airlines will lower fares by as much as 20% “by aggressively providing consumers with substandard service and value” and by making passengers “share one blanket and a pillow.” In other words, basically what every other airline is already doing….

Fishing Story. And finally on another lighthearted note, the Smitty’s RV-9A blog has found and posted this video of a float plane giving some fishermen a good scare and a great fishing tale to tell their friends back on dry land!

 

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One Response to Best of the Web

  1. Sylvia October 2, 2009 at 07:53 #

    I have always wondered about Zulu time.

    The camera work on the fishing men is a bit slick, I wonder what the video was created for!

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