Tag archives for airplane

  1. Seattle to Heathrow: Time Lapse

    On my latest flight from Seattle to Heathrow I took a stab at making a time lapse. We were scheduled to leave Seattle at 7:20pm1, so I was hoping capture the aurora borealis during the night portion of the flight since we would be flying at at a pretty high latitude, even dipping into the…

  2. So This Happened On My Flight Back

    After my fight1 was delayed for two hours due to weather, we’re finally getting ready to push back from the gate when the purser2 calls over the intercom for doors to be disarmed. Not good. The next ten minutes basically played out like latter parts of Gaylord Focker getting removed from the airplane, finally culminating…

  3. Flying Home

    I’m flying home today. Right now, in fact. My plane is due to touch down in Seattle at 2:21pm local time.

    Feel free to track my progress: United Airlines flight 945 from Frankfurt to Chicago (9 hours) and United Airlines flight 929 from Chicago…

  4. Charlie’s Airplane Excitment

    I’m meeting Charlie in Istanbul today. However, he’s had a bit of excitement on his plane ride from the States…

    6:30 PM PDT
    SO…….I am in Halifax…….we had an emergency landing for a guy who had a heart attack. Didn’t empty enough fuel…

  5. Finally, An Answer

    Several years ago, I posted a problem describing a plane on a massive conveyor belt:
    Imagine a plane is sitting on a massive conveyor belt, as wide and as long as a runway. The conveyer [sic] belt is designed to exactly match the speed of the whe…