Monday, July 7, 2014

Is this egg trying to tell us something ?

Today, I decided to make myself fried egg on toast. 
The pan was prepared with cooking oil and the egg broken into the pan when the oil was hot. 
Above picture tells the story.

Should I eat the egg or not ?
Was the egg trying to tell me something ?

Leave it to you to decide.

New Airline offers free parachutes for passengers

A new airline, BOHOL Air, is able to offer passengers reduced fares by offering seats in its Safari section of their aircraft. See the picture above.
Passengers travelling on Safari are each given a parachute in case they fall off during flight. The exciting part is the passengers may never know where they will be landing should they fall off.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Interesting landing gear of an aircraft

Came across this photo whilst searching for some other information on Internet.
Can you name the aircraft ?

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Unusual Hang Glider

Found this photo (and interesting website) whilst searching for more detail about hang glider designs.
Please visit    and have a look through the various zone topics for some other interesting detail.
Question is "Does this hang glider fly ?"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Pilot lands aircraft on artificial island

Have you ever been to the islands of the Maldives ? If so, then you should instantly recognize this airport in the ocean – the paradise islands airport is located on an artificial island in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Below, MalĂ© City Council. Traditionally it was the King's Island, from where the ancient Maldive Royal dynasties ruled and where the palace was located. The city was then called "Mahal". Formerly it was a walled city surrounded by fortifications and gates (doroshi). The Royal Palace (Gan'duvaru) was destroyed along with the picturesque forts (kotte) and bastions (buruzu) when the city was remodelled under President Ibrahim Nasir's rule after the abolition of the monarchy.

Landing Aircrafts stop road traffic in city

Gibraltar Airport is a very unusual airport. It is only 500 meters from Gibraltar's city center and has the distinction of being the closest airport to the city that it serves.

"British Gibraltar has very little area, and the important airport runway takes up a major portion of land. To drive from Gibraltar to Spain, vehicles get across the runway."

Gibraltar Airport is one of the few Class A airports in the world and has a runway which actually intersects with a regular public road. When a plane has to take off or land, traffic is shut down

Catch a low flying Aircraft at the Beach

Maho Beach is a beach on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Sint Maarten. The French side is called Saint Martin.  The Dutch side is famous for the Princess Juliana International Airport adjacent to the beach.

Arriving aircraft must touch down as close as possible to the beginning of runway 10 due to the short runway length of 2,180 metres, resulting in aircraft on their final approach flying over the beach at minimal altitude.

Due to the unique proximity of low flying airliners, the location is very popular with plane spotters. This is one of the few places in the world where aircraft can be viewed in their flight path just outside the end of the runway.

Watching airliners pass over the beach is such a popular activity that daily arrivals and departures airline timetables are displayed on a board in most bars and restaurants on the beach, and the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill has a speaker on its outside deck that broadcasts the radio transmissions between pilots and the airport's control tower.

There is a danger of people standing on the beach being blown into the water because of the jet blast from aircraft taking off from runway 10.

The local government warns that closely approaching and departing aircraft can "result in serious injury and/or death." An additional fence has been added recently behind runway 10 to prevent irresponsible tourists from hanging on to the main fence surrounding the runway to be blasted by the jet flow.

Our Group Scouter had the pleasure of talking to a HamSphere operator from Philipsburg, Sint Maaten. The operator Airon advised that their biggest tourist attraction is the Maho Beach and sent a QSL card (confirmation of contact card) showing an aircraft on final approach.