Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Airline History Museum in Kansas City, MO is definitely worth an  afternoon.  The richest part of the experience is  your docent who will make the history come alive.
What's the right stuff to be a "flight attendant" in 1945? 
Flight simulator for a three engined plane. 
These are the instruments that the flight engineer needed to give his attention to. This panel is in one of the flight simulators where pilots would train and also maintain their certification. 
Here is the cockpit for a small flight simulator. You can see my feet here. 
A Super Constellation is on the left. 
My guide for much of my tour and the hanger floor, Ray Kirk. And for the price of four tickets, you could have your own sleeper.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

This is my new travel kit. A Nikon 1 V1 with the kit 10-30mm lens, 30-110mm lens, FT1 Adapter, 35mm f/1.8G (my portrait lens), and a 55-200mm for long telephoto.  Also shown is the ML-L3 to trigger the camera remotely.

 The Nikon 1 V1 next to my old walk around camera, the Canon G9.  The G9 has had a re-birth by Lifepixels - it is now my Infrared camera.

The Nikon 1 V1 next to my first digital camera, the Nikon D100 with my walk around 17-55mm f/2.8 lens. The V1 is definitely easier on my back.  As a travel camera, it is ideal. Here is an album from a visit to the Gore Psychiatric Museum in St Joseph, MO.

 The great eclipse of 2024. Souderton, PA 4/8/2024