Monthly Archives: August 2016

The C-141 Starlifter That Had A Mission To Catch The Space Shuttle

When two space-age technologies come together…almost (The KAO and the Space Shuttle) The C-141 Starlifter That Had A Mission To Catch The Space Shuttle — Avgeekery.com – We Love All Things Aviation The best, deep-space optical observatories are mounted high … Continue reading

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Balls Eight – The B-52 That Was The Mother of Mother Ships

How engineers used a B-52 to rapidly advance our understanding of supersonic flight The Challenge: The engineers have designed and developed a new aircraft that can fly five times the speed of sound (Mach 5), but it does not carry enough … Continue reading

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Jefferson or Hyacinth Bean…

Plant and Stand Back! Don’t have a green thumb? I think I have found the answer. Early this summer, on a trip to Thomas Jefferson’s summer home, Poplar Forest, I picked up a package of seeds from the gift shop. … Continue reading

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The Forks Inn: “…confluence of Highland hospitality and comfort.”

Rooms at the Inn We recently traveled to West Virginia for a family reunion, and I took the initiative to arrange lodging since we decided not to take the camper. Wanting to avoid the numbered motels, I was looking for … Continue reading

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To the High Falls of the Cheat River…

On the New Tygart Flyer.   Two years ago, we traveled to West Virginia and stayed in East Fork Campground. That year we rode the Durbin Rocket. This year, we went to Elkins, West Virginia, some 40 miles north of … Continue reading

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Flying Buzz Saw – Literally

It was a quiet morning in the mountains… I had selected a room at an inn on what should have been a quiet mountainside for our trip to West Virginia. The mountain vista from the balcony was the perfect accompaniment … Continue reading

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The Aviation Museum of Kentucky

Serendipity – While planning a trip to a family reunion, I discovered an aviation museum within minutes of our planned route. It was a well-timed and worthwhile side-trip. The Aviation Museum of Kentucky is set in a rolling bluegrass landscape, adjacent … Continue reading

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