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    Re: The moment I've been waiting for...

     

     

    More than 7 years later...

    Yup, it has been that long! The annual service is completed and the car passed its first California smog test. I was so happy driving her home from the dealer-- fast, zippy, and with a glorious sound from the engine :) I wish we wouldn't be so speed (and traffic) restricted here...

    Thanks to my daughter for taking this shot on my iPhone :)


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    ^ I don't know iPhone can take such good pics!kiss


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    Targa Tim:

    ^ I don't know iPhone can take such good pics!kiss

    I am not the only one taking crappy pics with Iphone...Smiley you just made my day Smiley


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    June gloom...

    It never fails. Large parts of California are always covered this time of year by a white blanket of moisture that makes everything look very mysterious from above.


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    I love overcast weather. Is it strange if I say all this perpetual sunshine in Vegas is just a bit too clear for me?


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    Enmanuel:

    I love overcast weather. Is it strange if I say all this perpetual sunshine in Vegas is just a bit too clear for me?

    This one is for you Enma! Made a little timelapse with the GoPro today:

     


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    Joost:
    Enmanuel:

    I love overcast weather. Is it strange if I say all this perpetual sunshine in Vegas is just a bit too clear for me?

    This one is for you Enma! Made a little timelapse with the GoPro today:

     

    YES ! so serene and peaceful in a strange way. Much preferred over the empty sky of the desert. 

    Thanks Joost ! 


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    I'm with you Enmanuel. Clear skies can get boring, but so can overcast days (which I don't like at all). I personally can't stand this June gloom weather and in my opinion it is even worse than cold weather. angry Do you miss the weather in DR?

    Cool video Joost, it reminds me of the underside of big crashing waves. How are things with you? Are you planning to start flying again?


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    What about in-between overcast ?  Taken now from my office 

    IMG_4079.jpg


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    Gnil:

    What about in-between overcast ?  Taken now from my office 

    IMG_4079.jpg

    Sorry Eric, we can't allow any contributions from Switzerland in this contest, as we know the natural beauty of Switzerland is so overwhelming that it would render any other contributions useless. Smiley


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    Joost:
    Gnil:

    What about in-between overcast ?  Taken now from my office 

    IMG_4079.jpg

    Sorry Eric, we can't allow any contributions from Switzerland in this contest, as we know the natural beauty of Switzerland is so overwhelming that it would render any other contributions useless. Smiley

    You are way too kind Smiley I'll rub it in .....   two hours later Smiley

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    Pilot:

    I'm with you Enmanuel. Clear skies can get boring, but so can overcast days (which I don't like at all). I personally can't stand this June gloom weather and in my opinion it is even worse than cold weather. angry Do you miss the weather in DR?

    Cool video Joost, it reminds me of the underside of big crashing waves. How are things with you? Are you planning to start flying again?

    Thanks GG! Things are going pretty well tbh; a number of big decisions in my life atm which I had been procrastinating about and which were holding me back. Taking them down one by one and feeling more and more empowered by that.

    Regarding flying... nope. I had my crash in May 2012 and it took me 18 months to fully recover. I did some tandem flights with a buddy of mine last year just to say farewell to the feeling of flying, and I noticed the fun was gone. The awe is still there, but it is overshadowed by the negative emotions. I have been involved a bit lately with providing instructions, and I still love doing that, so I will continue with that. On another front, I took some kite surfing lessons last year, and here as well, I found that there is some semi-rational fear when being physically attached to the kite. I'll see if I continue with that hobby or invest more in windsurfing, where I feel that I don't have that fear at all.

    How about yourself? Obviously you are spending more than enough time in the air, but that is mostly professional I presume. What are your flying dreams? Any specific aircraft you would love to fly? What would you do (flying) if not professionally?


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    That is more like it Gnil. Sunshine mixed with clouds. A beauiful view you got there! kiss

    Joost, I'm glad you are doing well, and I can imagine that there is a lot of fear associated with flying after your crash. It is good that you are exploring other options to find something you enjoy. If I wouldn't fly helicopters I wouldn't mind flying an airliner like a 747 long distance. I love being away from it all even if it is just for about 15+ hours ;) Our world is too beautiful to spend most of our time just in one area...


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    Gnil:

    You are way too kind Smiley I'll rub it in .....   two hours later Smiley

    SmileySmiley


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    Pilot:

    I'm with you Enmanuel. Clear skies can get boring, but so can overcast days (which I don't like at all). I personally can't stand this June gloom weather and in my opinion it is even worse than cold weather. angry Do you miss the weather in DR?

    Cool video Joost, it reminds me of the underside of big crashing waves. How are things with you? Are you planning to start flying again?

    I do miss it sometimes, it was very unpredictable though. A morning could start with a sunny blue sky and change to a storm mid afternoon. But at least it had variety. I'll say this about living in the desert, cars stay clean forever ! 


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    Your weather description recalls memories from the Seychelles :) That was the best tropical vacation I ever had. We flew directly to Mahe from London with a British Airways 747...I still remember waking up over the warm Indian Ocean for breakfast.


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    Pilot:

    Your weather description recalls memories from the Seychelles :) That was the best tropical vacation I ever had. We flew directly to Mahe from London with a British Airways 747...I still remember waking up over the warm Indian Ocean for breakfast.

    There's nothing better than breakfast in front of the water, with a sea breeze. I've always wanted to visit the Seychelles, the pictures look stunning. 


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    Ah the lovely Seychelles. kiss

    We spent our honeymoon there. Best tropical vacation, I wholeheartedly agree devil


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    Boeing 747-8

    Still, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful airliners ever built...no ETOPS (engines turn or passengers swim) here ;)


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    Pilot:

    Boeing 747-8

    Still, in my humble opinion, one of the most beautiful airliners ever built...

    Indeed, but Concorde has to be #1

     


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    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?


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    Pilot:

    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?

    Raises hand.   Luxurious service but the cabin was a bit cramped, as one would expect, given the emphasis on speed over utility.  Flew both on the Air France and the British Air versions.  


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    Pilot:

    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?

    I think some of you might enjoy this, I ran into an article a long time ago about a Concorde memorabilia collector who had amounted quite a lot of items from the plane and it's service. He details his collection and then explains a dinner party he had with a Concorde theme where he actually served in the original Concorde plates, and tableware. I found it very interesting and I'm sure anyone who had flown in the plane would enjoy the trip down memory lane. Top two links are articles on his collection and the last two are his own personal blogs about the items and the dinner. 

    http://www.core77.com/posts/17572/my-concorde-thing-by-nathan-shedroff-17572

    http://www.colorsmagazine.com/stories/magazine/79/story/concorde-paraphernalia

    http://nathan.com/concorde-collection/

    http://nathan.com/concorde/


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    Pilot:

    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?

    Once, from London to NY as an adolescent but to be honest, I didn't enjoy it very much (space was a bit tight and the sensation was not as pleasant as I thought it would be). Now I guess I should be happy I'm alive. Smiley

    I like flying in the A380 a lot, very comfortable and quiet flights (had the pleasure a couple of times) but not sure how safe the A380 is, a bit too many (minor?) incidents over the past couple of years.

    I mostly fly with the A330, A340 and A320 (mostly within Europe).

    Scariest and hottest (A/C was broken) flight was (once, thank god) with a Tu-154 (I think). Never again.


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    CGX car nut:
    Pilot:

    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?

    Raises hand.   Luxurious service but the cabin was a bit cramped, as one would expect, given the emphasis on speed over utility.  Flew both on the Air France and the British Air versions.  

    Plus plenty of fuel fumes on take off in particular.


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    crayphile:
    CGX car nut:
    Pilot:

    Yes, Concorde was the ultimate dream in the sky!! wink

    Do we have any Rennteam members on here who had the privilege to fly Concorde?

    Raises hand.   Luxurious service but the cabin was a bit cramped, as one would expect, given the emphasis on speed over utility.  Flew both on the Air France and the British Air versions.  

    Plus plenty of fuel fumes on take off in particular.

    That’s the reheat.  


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    Concorde

    Yes, all take offs were performed with reheat for safety reasons since this required only one performance calculation (instead of two: one with reheat, one without). To bring this into context, those four engines could produce almost half the thrust of an A380 !! Concorde could make the sun rise in the west ;)

    Sadly, the crash in France was never the fault of the aircraft and I think grounding (and draining) all Concordes was unjustified. To make a very, very long story short, it was not the metal titanium strip on the runway lost by the Continental Airlines DC-10 that ultimately brought the aircraft down, but a long chain of bad decisions. Regardless, it was a tragedy on many levels for sure :(


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    From this morning...

    The view of the calm sea is always relaxing ;)  The air was smooth and you can still see some leftover marine layer on the horizon. The water, which looks so beautiful, is, of course, still far too cold for my liking.

    Enmanuel, thank you for posting the Concorde links-- cool stuff! :)


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    Returning briefly to the Concorde, one discovered the following website: https://www.heritageconcorde.com dedicated to that spectacular craft.  Amazingly, the technology appears quaint today, yet the plane remains aesthetically pleasing.  Originally looking for additional information on the floor system, which was mounted on rollers, to handle the longitudinal expansion of the airframe at Mach 2, due to atmospheric heating.   Had also forgotten that the initial Air France cabin was designed by Raymond Loewy.  


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    It was and still is a magnificent airplane. Thank you for posting the video link. Like someone said in one of the many Concorde documentaries: if airplanes had a soul Concorde is probably wondering why she has to sit in museums :( Also Concorde introduced so much new technology that is still state of the art and Airbus Industries evolved out of it.

    CGX car nut and RC: it's so cool you got to fly Concorde! I can only imagine what the flight from LA to Sydney would be like in Concorde if it had that fuel range.


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