Those magnificent men and their strap on flying machines are back once again to thrill the world with their high speed aerial antics. With nothing more than a jet powered wing and a prayer Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet took to the skies to fly in formation with the big bird, the A380 Airbus. A not so simple proposition when you consider the A380 jet intakes are large, very large. Don’t be getting close to the worlds largest slicing dicing turbines.
Flying in formation high over the Palm Jumeirah and with the Dubai skyline as a spectacular backdrop the Jetmen soar alongside, becoming the wingmen for the pride of the Emirates fleet.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the latest videos of the Jetman in action, a formation flight between that largest and smallest flying machines currently zooming about our skies. Sit back relax and prepare to be spirited away for just a moment.
Continue reading Formation Flying over Dubai, Hello Jetman…
Diabetes is one of the many scourges of modern life and the cure for this melody may have been staring us in the face this whole time. Dr Jason Fung is no quack and has been achieving very interesting results through nutritional programs based around calorie restriction diets and fasting at his practice in Ontario Canada. Sharing many of his findings via a series of YouTube lecture videos Dr Fung may contradict many of the standard treatment protocols for type 2 diabetes but his findings are none the less extremely interesting and well founded.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the latest lecture on reversing and curing type 2 diabetes by Dr Fung. Of course always consult you treating physician before making any major changes to your health plan and treatments. Sit back relax and prepare for the thoughts to be provoked.
Continue reading Interesting Science: The Two Big Lies of Type 2 Diabetes.
This week much of Northern Europe woke up under a blanket of fog that enveloped entire countries. The thick fog caused many flight cancellations and disrupted travel in many countries, the sensible people stayed in bed it seems. Those lucky enough to actually make it onto a flight Monday or Tuesday were treated to a technological roller-coaster ride as Auto-pilot brought many planes safely in with almost zero visibility.
Most pilots are more than capable of bringing a plane in safely with zero visibility, on instruments alone, but in the modern world of computerized flight this is a task generally handed to the auto-pilot. Watching a plane landing under zero visibility conditions from the cockpit is a thrilling roller-coaster ride especially when the runway remains invisible till the very last minute.
Many plane spotters also took this foggy opportunity to capture the ground view of aircraft landing at Heathrow. In the distance the roar of the jet can be heard growing louder until it appears from the thick fog only hundreds of feet overhead. Even as the day went on the fog persisted but the planes kept landing.
Presented for your viewing pleasure are the videos capturing the scary effects of fog from the inside and outside of the cockpit. Sit back relax and remember to look straight ahead during the landing, the view out the window may freak you out.
Continue reading Landing with Zero Visibility, a Foggy Day at Heathrow from Inside and Outside the Cockpit.