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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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

UAL, Smisek, DeBartolo, Foreign bribery act

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 18th, 2015|Categories: Aviation and Aerospace, Technology, Travel|Tags: , |

Smisek, DeBartolo, and the Foreign Bribery Act Courtesy San Francisco Airport In the '80s Edward John DeBartolo Jr. "Eddie" DeBartolo was a household name. DeBartolo was the owner of the San Francisco 49ers, the team of the decade with names like Joe Montana, Dwight Clark, Kenna Turner, Eric Wright and Duane Board. DeBartolo [...]

Landing in St. Johns NFLD, Canada, a soggy takeoff on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Above the Clouds - Up in the Air, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Luxury Aviation, Private Aviation, Taking Off  - Wheels up|Tags: , , , |

Landing in St. Johns NFLD, Canada with a beautiful full moon glowing from above, and then a soggy takeoff on the way back to the United States on Driving the Nation

B-52 flying on synthetic fuel

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:19+00:00 May 25th, 2005|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Fuel economy, Podcasts, Technology|Tags: , , |

From concept to combat September 19, 2006, Edwards AFB, CA - 3:30am. It's pitch dark outside, 50 degrees at best and not a single coffee shop in sight. The day before I had driven 8 hours, with nothing in sight but Joshua trees and smoke from all the fires. I finally arrived at my fleabag [...]

President George Bush’s The Yellow Peril N3N

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:23+00:00 August 4th, 2004|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , |

To say former President George Bush was gutsy as a young man is an understatement, though, as most youth his age he probably didnt think so. President Bush was a student at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass when pearl harbor was attacked. Like many youth of today, President Bush felt compelled to join the fight. [...]