Monthly Archives: December 2009

Boeing Dreamliner Finally Aloft

After two-years of delays, the all-new Boeing 787 “Dreamliner” is at last reality, following its first successful test flight from Seattle yesterday.

More than 25,000 employees, members of the public, and airline officials witnessed the departure.

Bloomberg.com quotes Mitsuo Morimoto saying, “After the test flight, I feel confident the schedule will be on time, and we will receive the aircraft as scheduled.” Morimoto’s company, All Nippon Airways is slated to receive the first aircraft sometime late in 2010.

Even at a price of $150-$200 million each, Boeing already has orders for approximately 850 of the 300-passenger aircraft. The company predicts operating costs 20% less than contemporary airliners, thanks to the use of light composite materials, improved aerodynamics, and refined engine technology in its manufacture.

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Pearl Harbor Day

“A date which will live in infamy”!

That’s how President Franklin D. Roosevelt described December 7, 1941, the day Japanese airplanes surprise-bombed US Navy ships at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The devastating attack drew the USA into World War II.

Capt Jay was recently honored for Veteran’s Day by Pine Crest School of Ft. Lauderdale. The K-12 academy arranged for his son, Orion Rollins to interview him on the virtues of being a veteran.

Here is the interview posted in honor of Pearl Harbor Day …
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