Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner Rehearses for Farnborough Air Show [Video]

Boeing’s flight test crew rehearses the 787-9 Dreamliner’s air performance for the 2014 Farnborough air show. Continue reading

Living Vicariously: Vans RV-12 SLSA

First introduced in October 2012, the RV-12 Special Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA) is the first “ready to fly” product offered by Vans Aircraft. Continue reading

2014 Planes of Fame Air Show Preview

This weekend is the annual air show at Chino Airport (KCNO) in sunny Southern California. Mooney International Corporation is sponsoring the Planes of Fame Air Show 2014, “A Salute to the Mighty Eighth”. Of course, I couldn’t resist heading out the the airport today to see the static displays and … Continue reading

Upgrading To Amazon Fire TV

Okay. I know that I’m easily entertained, but this has to be on the top ten list of coolest gadgets ever. I’ve recently been taking advantage of Amazon Prime’s free programming in a quest to find something worth watching on TV. Mind you, my standards aren’t particularly high but it’s … Continue reading

Random Aircraft Photos

Wandering around the ramp at KCNO taking pictures… because the best toys are found at the airport. Continue reading

The General Welfare Clause

The General Welfare Clause of the Constitution has been the source of much debate over the years as it relates to the legal authority of the Federal Government. Broad interpretation of the clause has been used for decades to justify Constitutional authority for Federal spending, regulation, departments and programs.

Two of My Favorite Things

I know it’s old news, but I ran across this the other day and thought I’d share. I love both aviation and Iron Maiden, so finding the two combined just makes me absolutely giddy.

The Folly of Peak Oil

With escalating oil prices there has been much discussion about whether or not we should do more to produce our own oil instead of relying on foreign supplies. As part of that discussion, the concept of peak oil comes up regularly.

What People Don’t Understand About Trade

I’m constantly amazed by events in this country. Almost on a daily basis, I see or read about people that have an enormous amount of passion about a particular issue, yet at the same time, are woefully uninformed. Today’s amazement comes at the perception of foreign trade, how it impacts American jobs and the solutions being proposed to address the issue.