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EmDrive engine and Sir Issac’s third law blues

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Above the Clouds - Up in the Air, Aviation and Aerospace|Tags: , , , , , , |

#EmDrive Skinny: Thrust is the reaction to an electromagnetic frequency (read vibration) and a waveguide (read metal pipe) NO fuel (chemical, nuclear) required The Universe is the "fuel." Newton is listening Hotel Mars is a robust recurring John Batchelor Show segment with Dr. David Livingston,  AKA Dr. Space of The SpaceShow which reviewed #EmDrive propulsion with Dr. Mike McCulloch last week. [...]

Victor Muller and the Spyker C8 Preliator

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Spyker|Tags: , , , |

He's back! It was so good to see Victor Muller standing in the middle of the Lodge at Pebble Beach during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Muller goes through the aviation history of the Spyker, and what Preliator means (even though his Son Oliver told me it meant something different). The engine is [...]

She flies – learning to fly

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Private Aviation|Tags: , , , , , |

Step One: Getting Started is Easy—and a Thrill! I have taken off from a frozen lake, landed on snow, grass and dirt runways with my hands on the yoke and feet on the rudders of both small tricycle-geared and tailwheel airplanes. I have rotated to become airborne from an asphalt surface and rolled [...]

Buzz Aldrin – Humans to Mars Summit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Categories: Above the Clouds - Up in the Air, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Private Aviation|Tags: , , , , |

Buzz Aldrin is allowing you to go where no other person has gone before, and at a discount! Buzz Aldrin will be speaking at the Human to Mars Summit, May 17th, 2016. On Twitter Aldrin gave the code for a 15 percent discount, BuzzMars. Founded in 2010, The Human to Mars Summit's goal is to [...]

MINI topless, BMW M2 on Washington Post Real Wheels live car chat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Travel, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I had the most fun last week. I got to drive the new MINI convertible in Los Angeles, and then we flew up to Carmel and drove the BMW M2 coupe down to Big Sur, CA. It was just a stunning day to be driving highway 1. How many of [...]

Honda flying high with jet FAA type cert

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Categories: Above the Clouds - Up in the Air, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Honda, Luxury Aviation, Private Aviation, Taking Off  - Wheels up|Tags: , , , , , , , |

"This is an exciting day for North Carolina and our state's aerospace industry," said North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory. "As far back as the Wright Brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, our role in aviation has always been significant. Now, when we look up in the sky, we will see jets made right here in [...]

Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Private Aviation, Terrafugia|Tags: , , , |

Terrafugia Inc. is excited to announce a significant milestone in the TF-X™ development program: the FAA has authorized Terrafugia to operate small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in the TF-X™ configuration for research and development (R&D) purposes. The TF-X™, Terrafugia's vision for the future of personal transportation, is a four-seat, hybrid electric, semi-autonomous, vertical [...]

The Inn at Locke House Bed and Breakfast, Lockeford, California

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you remember the last time you were in a hotel and stripped the bed in the morning when you were about to leave? Me either. But I do it when I am at a friend’s house, and I did it in the morning after spending the night at The Inn at Locke [...]

Julius Meinl coffee at the Element Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 5th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, It's the little things, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

I love coffee. Just the thought of getting up in the morning to the smell of fresh ground, french pressed coffee puts a smile on my face. I am one of those people that can drink coffee as soon as I wake up and right before I go to bed. Julius Meinl coffee at [...]

Helicopter ride from Monticello Motor Club to New York City on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Above the Clouds - Up in the Air, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Featured, Luxury Aviation|Tags: , |

If you're going to go exclusively, you go all the way. BMW showed off its flagship vehicle, the BMW 7-Series at the exclusive Monticello Motor Club. It would have taken hours to drive there, not that we couldn't have gone there in luxury since the new 7-Series is a long-wheel, bordering on limousine base. But [...]