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Remembering Challenger

  • 5 min read

It’s impossible to exaggerate the excitement the Space Shuttle launches generated during my youth.  I was fortunate enough to live in Florida at the time, so I could step outside and wonder at the white cloud trail the shuttle left behind as it departed Earth and headed for the stars.… 

The Cabin Selfie Announcement

  • 6 min read

I’m so over the Selfie.  At least, I was last year.  The minute anything becomes this popular I tend to lose interest.  That said, this week two Selfies caught my attention and I cannot just ignore them. At the risk of sounding like an antiquated, backward, old ninny, I have… 

Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part 4.3: Nutty Seating, Sittin’ Pretty)

  • 8 min read

The Time-Warp, The Wizards, and the Measuring Tape Wizard’s Low-Cost Travel:  The Ultra Economy Cabin—Bring your own sandbags. Image from Tom Margie, used under creative commons licence. The Time-Warp Sometimes, when we feel change has happened overnight, it’s because we’ve been asleep.  The most dramatic changes happen so slowly that they… 

Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part 4.2: Nutty Seating, the second helping)

  • 12 min read

Are you sitting comfortably?   Yesterday’s post covered some important facts which govern the certification of aircraft seating.  If you’re interested in learning more about those technical details and the processes required to manufacture aircraft seats, and you have a little time to spare, I have a few videos for… 

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