Posts filed under “Travel”
Wired Autopia: “Porsche 911s and Nissan GT-Rs and Corvette ZR1s are very nice cars and quite quick around the Nürburgring Nordschleife. But they must bow before the new king of the ‘Ring, the Ferrari 599XX. The 700-horsepower über-Ferrari is the first-ever production-derived sports car to break the 7-minute barrier at the classic 20.832 kilometer Nordschleife…Read More
Been away from the screen most of today. I’ve been spending quality time in Traffic Court. The consensus was that perhaps it would be best for all involved if I were to write a modestly substantial check to the local constables, and no one would make any mention of this unpleasantness ever again. I am…Read More
I cant say I would have used the time as productively stuck in a airport alone for 12 hours: Girl stuck in Pittsburgh airport overnight shoots epic horsing around video My adventures in the Pittsburgh International Airport during the worst snow storm of the century. After arriving late for a flight at 7:40 PM to…Read More
This is a must watch computer recreation of the Sullenberger Hudson crash Flight Simulation;
We all know who Sully is. I want to know who that Departure Controller is? He kept his cool through the whole incident, even while he continued to control the other planes he had in the air. Outstanding work under pressure.
From Exosphere 3D:
This astonishing animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549).
Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft
Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009
Over at kottke, Jason looks at where her traveled to this year: Places where he spent one or more nights. Between business and book related travel, my list for 2009 is probably bigger than any 5 prior years in my life, combined: Boston, MA Detroit MI New York, NY Los Angeles, CA Vancouver, BC Canada…Read More