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Donald Trumps Plane and Pilot

This video which is about 45 minutes and is a great look at the workings of keeping Donald’s plane in the air. It shows the high expectation he has of his staff and the respect that he has from his Pilot and all that keep that plane in the air. I believe this is an in depth look at the man and what we can expect from him as President of USA.
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Did You Know – 10/18/2016

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  1. If you want to get along with any dog all you have to do is put some of your saliva in your palm and have the dog lick your hand. By doing this you will instantly become friends with any dog. The reason for this is they like saliva is they like the enzymes in the saliva. All animals seek enzymes such as lions when capture their prey they always first start eating the internal organs. Eskimos who live insecurely cold areas where hardly any plants grow, always eat the internal organs of their captured seal first. Source Hiromi Shinya,MD

body-temperature2. A healthy persons body temperature is around 98.6 F.(37 C) once this falls the rate of metabolism declines by as much as 50%, further more the body temperature at which cancer cells can multiply more easily is around 95 F.

Source: Hiromi Shinya, MD

 

3. Test Pilot shot himself down

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4. Mr. Allen Swift: Born – 1908 – Died 2010
This man owned and drove the same car for 82 years.
Can you imagine even having the same car for 82 years?
Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , Massachusetts ) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new – as a graduation gift in 1928.

He drove it up until his death in 2010… At the age of 102.
He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new.
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It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death.
It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition.
82 years – That’s approximately 13,048 miles per year (1087 per month).

1,070,000 that’s miles not kilometres.

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Lt. Col. Colonel John S. Blyth USAF And WG CDR Evan (rosie) Mackie RNZAF Spitfire Fighter Ace’s

 

After watching this video of the spitfire pilot, Lt. Col. Colonel John S. Blyth USAF I thought I would include 3 video’s of  spitfire dog fights from world war 11 piloted by Dads Brother Uncle Evan.  I searched YouTube to see if there was anything there about him and sure enough I found these 3 video’s. I dont know who did the video graphics.  They may be a bit boring to some but for those like me who have always had an infatuation with these planes it will be quite interesting. You will realise how my Uncle manuvoured this plane with great skill. But of course that was the nature of the beast as he was a very maticulous man in all things.

There has been a book written about him by Max Avery and Christopher Shores called ‘Spitfire Leader.’

It has been recorded that Evan shot down 25 enemy aircraft which is pretty impressive. I can always remember Evan saying in one of his few conversations on the matter,  that when he was flying, there were times he wished he was the person who made the small plaque on the dash with the planes identification number. I am sure there would be a lot of things going through ones mind when heading off to battle. Actually I think my Dad told me that Story.

Evan always maintained his own spitfire as he felt his ability to check it out was his responsibility for the safeguard of  his own life.

He was pretty young when he died, only 68. Maybe the stress of it all shortened his life but he certainly has left his mark. As Evans coffin was being carried from the funeral chapel on the afternoon of 1st May, 1986  an RNZAF Douglas Skyhawk of 75 Squadron thundered low overhead in a final salute. The timing precise just as Evan would have expected.

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Survive crisis No 4

The pilot announces that your plane must make an emergency  landing
(My worst fear)

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You always assume that if a plane goes down everyone dies. Not always the case. A good example is the landing of flight 1549 piloted by Captain Chesley Sullenberger in the Hudson river in 2009. All crew and passengers escaped alive.

 

Here are some things to think about before you book your ticket for a flight.

a. In 2007 Popular mechanic’s published an analysis of 36 years worth of airline seating charts and 20 accidents back to 1971. Passengers sitting behind the wings had a 69 percent survival rate in an accident. Those sitting over or in front of the wings have a 56 percent survival while in first class only 49%.
(I have always observed that in most plane accidents the tail is sticking up off the ground and mostly in reasonable condition so I assumed you had a better chance of survival if you were in the back). So the plane maybe a little bumpy back there but if you are traveling coach it may be a good idea to book a seat at the back. First Class well you would assume you would go head first into the ground. Die in style.

b. Not everyone including myself always listens to the emergency instructions at the beginning of the flight. Air New Zealand have a great video for this and use humor to attract your attention to the emergency instructions.
Anyway identify your nearest emergency exit before you take off. Count the number of rows ahead and behind to the nearest Exit. The reason for this is that it may be dark or smoky and unable to see and have to feel your way out of the plane.

c. Dress in practical easy to move clothing and shoes. Wear long pants, long sleeves and athletic shoes for best mobility. If you have to run from a burning plane across a muddy field you will find heels, clogs or flip-flops totally impractical.

d. If possible stow your carry on under the seat in front of you.
Your carry on in this position will protect your legs.
Rest your forehead on the seat in front of you and let your arms hang loose. This way your head will have minimum movement on impact.

e. Listen closely to the instructions from the Flight attendant. Do not question it is no time to argue. Follow those instructions to the letter

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Times When You Just Have To Trust The Pilot.

I no longer have a fear of flying, as I have now flown several thousand miles so have more confidence these days. But I do respect the fact that I am thousands of feet above earth, and totaly rely on the pilots and of course the capability of the planes. In the case of these pictures you would have no option. I don’t know if you have seen these shots but I haven’t. I thought they were pretty amazing.

Wake Island, Pacific Ocean
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Tioman Island, Off the coast of Malaysia
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Macao Intl Airport
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Kuujjuaraapik , Quebec
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A rock, off the coast of Greenwood
(Canadian Military Labrador Helicopter)

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This photo was taken by a soldier in Afghanistan of a helicopter rescue mission.
The pilot is a PA National Guard guy who flies EMS choppers in civilian life.

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