October 14, 2007
September 30, 2007
This article is worth a read, even if you don’t care about basic physics, specific gravity or physical characterics:
“Stand by, Knightrider,” he said. “Supply wants you to move a load of milk back to home plate for dispersal. How many gallons can we load, max?”
With our fuel load, we could lift about 7,000 pounds, but I hadn’t a clue as to how many gallons of milk that would be. I looked over at Dave, my copilot. “Any idea what milk weighs?”
From Air and Space Magazine (www.airspacemag.com)
July 8, 2007
As if the U.S. Army doesn’t have enough public relations issues these days, I bring you the following snippet of a recent Army pop-up ad:
The helicopter hovering in the left of this banner – an Aerospatiale Gazelle – is not even in the U.S. Army’s front-line or support inventory unless there’s a test/evaluation example tucked away somewhere.
Unless, of course, someone at the Pentagon or at Halliburton surreptitiously switched the Army’s helicopter inventory with that of the French Army . . . .