Monthly Archives: July 2007

Two Posts Tomorrow, I promise!

AirVenture, Day 3 As the title suggests, it’s late-ish, and I am absolutely drained. not so much because of the hour or the lean sleep schedule, but because of the sheer volume of communication I’ve been at the center of … Continue reading

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P, Sure, But V and I? Who Knew?

AirVenture, Day 2. I woke up across the room, having leapt there to answer the nerve-shattering wake-up call while still asleep. The calls are automated, rung with impertinent precision by some kind of PhoneBot, so my groggy attempts at "hello", "yes, I’m up, … Continue reading

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Three Thousand and Thirty Three Words

AirVenture, Day 1 I’m tired tonight, so I’ll let the pictures earn their keep. The story behind the last one may be better left to the imagination anyway.  

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A Quantum of Solace

  AirVenture, Day 0.  The booth setup today was almost eerily uneventful – most of the heavy lifting was done in advance, so all we really had to do was install a few bits of software.  Even Flight Simulator X was loaded, … Continue reading

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We’ve Arrived!

And to prove it, we’re here …   The Super 8 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin … for one week every year, it is the second most desirable lodging in the world for pilots and aviation geeks as AirVenture begins. My flight … Continue reading

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E3, Hal 0

So, I spent last week in the greater Los Angeles area to demo a sneak-peek build of the Flight Simulator X: Acceleration expansion pack at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. Reports that E3 has changed have not been exaggerated. This picture … Continue reading

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A Shiny New Object

Today, 7-8-07, Boeing rolled out the 787, their first all-new airliner since the 1994 introduction of the 777. Boasting a 20% increase in fuel economy, a 65% increase in passenger window size, and a 400% increase in internal humidity (no, … Continue reading

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