Saturday, May 31, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
This was taken Wednesday while flying to Newark NJ on one of Air Tran's new Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Aircraft wing technology has leaped forward in the past decade with the advent of blended winglets fitted on the wing tips. Winglets improve engine performance, the B737-800 has a cruising distance of 4,500km (3,060 nautical miles).
The wings are of fail-safe design with aluminium alloy-structure with a corrosion-resistant skin. The nosecone, wing and fuselage fairings, fin tips, the fairings of the flap actuators and other non-stressed components are constructed from glass and carbon fibre reinforced plastics (GFRP and CFRP). The rear of the engine nacelles are constructed of graphite, Kevlar and glass fibre composites.
Pretty cool stuff!!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
While in Miami last Monday this brush fore burned for hours and cause the evacuation of a nearby prison!
Inmates at a South Florida jail were evacuated Monday because of a 80-acre brush fire that threatened the area.
More than 2,600 inmates were evacuated from the Metro West Detention Center, which houses all male inmates.
"The flames came within 600 meters of the jail," Miami-Dade fire-rescue Lt. Elkin Sierra said