SLD Icing demonstration

I’ve studied SLD (Super-cooled Large Droplet) Icing on aircraft, but the study always left me with more questions than answers.  I simply understood that SLD meant that there could be “big drops of water” that stick to the airplane and create a more dastardly result.  But, exactly how does it work? I had a breakthrough in my…

Dirt Daubers

As I advanced the throttles on the mighty King Air, the airplane surged forward in a familiar manner.  I was off on a trip to New Mexico with 4 people on board and the weather was beautiful, albeit hot.  As I accelerated down the runway, I usually announce “airspeed alive”, but on this flight the…

Hypoxic math…

There’s 6 of us guys (and a few ladies) standing before a 185 lb bar (with weights) awaiting the “3-2-1-GO!!” countdown.  We are all competitive and we all are about to give our all to post a respectable score.  The Crossfit WOD (workout of the day) is: “1 minute at each station for Max Reps.”…

Margin…

A few days ago a customer paid me in cash for 4 days of initial training (thousands of dollars).  Normally, I don’t carry around large amounts of cash, but I had to on this occasion for the drive home.  I put the cash into a pocket on my backpack and placed the backpack in the…