Capitalism with Morality: The Lost Cause!


“Whenever, in any era, culture, or society, you encounter the phenomenon of prejudice, injustice, persecution, and blind, unreasoning hatred directed at some minority group—look for the gang that has something to gain from that persecution, look for those who have a vested interest in the destruction of these particular sacrificial victims. Invariably, you will find that the persecuted minority serves as a scapegoat for some movement that does not want the nature of its own goals to be known.”
Ayn Rand, Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal

1911: The First Female British Pilot Gets Her License, Goes on to Found a Flying School — Transportation History


August 29, 1911 Hilda Hewlett became the first British woman to earn an airplane pilot’s license. Hewlett, who was 47 at the time, received certificate number 122 from the Royal Aero Club after she completed a test flight at Brooklands Aerodrome near the town of Weybridge in southeastern England. Hewlett had been born in Central […]

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Flying over Africa


He even took the gramophone with him on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart. He began our friendship with a gift. And later, not long before Tsavo, he gave me another – an incredible gift: a glimpse of the world through God’s eye. And then I thought, “yes, I see. This is the way it was intended.”

                                                                        —– from Out of Africa

Words on Wednesdays: Freedom


“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”

–Abraham Lincoln

 

There is no freedom of religion, if you need an armed guard to pray

There is no freedom, if you need an armed guard in every floor or in every room  of every office, school or building.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”

–Nelson Mandela.

The First Airmail Flight Across Australia Took Just Over Two Days — Transportation History


July 18, 1914 French pilot Maurice Guillaux achieved a major aviation record by completing the first official airmail flight in Australia. Guillaux began the Sydney-bound flight aboard a Bleriot XI monoplane on July 16 at 9:12 a.m., taking to the skies from the showgrounds in the Melbourne suburb of Flemington. Guillaux made landings at Seymour and […]

via The First Airmail Flight Across Australia Took Just Over Two Days — Transportation History

Urban Air Mobility Market Estimated to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2030 – Detailed Report by MarketsandMarkets™ — Aerospace & Defense


According to the new market research report on the “Urban Air Mobility Market by Component (Infrastructure (Charging Stations, Vertiports, Traffic Management), Platform (Air Taxi, Personal Air Vehicle, Cargo Air Vehicle, Air Ambulance)), Operation, Range, and Region – Global Forecast to 2030“, MarketsandMarkets: The urban air mobility market is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2018 […]

via Urban Air Mobility Market Estimated to Reach $15.2 Billion by 2030 – Detailed Report by MarketsandMarkets™ — Aerospace & Defense

Best Aviation and Aerospace Museums — Scott Beale Aviation


Interested in aviation? Books and articles are great ways to learn more, but one of the best ways is to visit a museum to get some hands-on experience! Not only are museums more engaging, but they also provide you with invaluable experiential learning through seeing and doing. Museums exist to feed our curiosity and educate […]

via Best Aviation and Aerospace Museums — Scott Beale Aviation

ForeFlight Track Log Review — BruceAir, LLC (bruceair.com)


ForeFlight now includes an enhanced track log that any pilot–but especially flight instructors and pilots in training–will find useful when reviewing and debriefing flights. The new Track Log Review feature is available in ForeFlight release 11.5. Here’s the ForeFlight video that explains the feature. (ForeFlight has published a series of how-to videos on its YouTube […]

via ForeFlight Track Log Review — BruceAir, LLC (bruceair.com)

Why Ask Why? — PilotSafety.org


It’s often said the most underutilized words in the pilot/controller lexicon are “Unable” and “Say Again”. Sometimes, it’s critically important to get your point across, clear up a misunderstanding and getclarification in the most expeditious way possible, and other times, the issue is a bit more subtle but just as important. Recently, a story came […]

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