Archive for June, 2005

Fun with Google

30 June 2005 at 12:27 pm
by Berck

Place of interest should be in the middle, zoom in for best effect.

We live here.

I learn to fly here.

I used to work here.

At the same time, I lived here. Scroll northwest to see just how close to the airport I was.

I used to live in Georgia here.

We went to school here. I’m not sure why it looks like the bell tower has two shadows?

I lived here.

I spent much of my childhood in Mobile, here.

It would be cooler if I actually put X’s on the appropriate buildings, but oh well.

Eminent Domain

29 June 2005 at 7:55 pm
by Jonah

I wonder why The Supremes give out all their decisions at once. So everyone latches onto something superficial about public displays of the Ten Commandments and ignores all the REAL attacks on liberty.

We thought this was a wonderful response to the decision on eminent domain. (Thanks, Nathan.)

Actual Fact: At least a third of all Supreme Court justices have been Freemasons.

I passed.

29 June 2005 at 2:29 pm
by Berck

Well, I passed the recheck. Now on to finish my CFI and MEL. Considering that I need to fly a complex airplane for a CFI and I need to fly a multi-engine airplane for the MEL, and my flight school has no operating complex or multi-engine aircraft, this could take longer than the week it should.

CFII Recheck tomorrow

28 June 2005 at 4:37 pm
by Berck

My CFII recheck-ride is tomorrow at 6:30am. Yick. At least it won’t be hot.

I suppose I’ll pass it eventually.

Dallas, CFII Orals

20 June 2005 at 6:47 pm
by Berck

I’ve not been in a writing mood, but it seems like Joanna’s not going to do it either, so…

So I was supposed to take my oral exam last Thursday morning. Instead it was sprung on me on Wednesday afternoon. Both my instructor and I thought I was well-prepared. After the first question I realized I’d studied for the wrong test. After much studying, my recheck was this afternoon. It was difficult, but not impossible, and I passed. The flight portion of the CFII practical test is tomorrow morning at 8am. I have absolutely no idea what the flight is going to be like. I don’t even know how much of it I’ll have to fly, and how much of it I’ll be merely “instructing”. I get the feeling I’m going to be demonstrating and simultaneously explaining quite a bit.

Joanna and I went to Dallas this weekend to visit our friends Todd and Gianna. There’s a smattering of pictures on the photos page. We passed some huge things on very long trailers and coudln’t identify them. My best guess is that they’re blades for a windmill, but it’d be a bloody huge windmill. They’re something like 50 feet long. You can look at the photos and make up your own mind.