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This is a collection of my blog entries and experiences with flying, and learning to fly. Something I had been wanting to do for quite a while.
You can find all the pictures I've taken here, and read below for my experience.
Specifically, I have a page for my Trips to Oshkosh, the mecca for pilots

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2012/04/06 Visit of the Carolinas Aviation Museum at Charlotte Airport
π 2012-04-06 00:00 in Flying
I didn't pay too much attention that Cactus 1549 which had to glide in the hudson after a double engine failure, was going from La Guardia to Charlotte, NC. While I happened to be in North Carolina to visit and work at a google datacenter, a coworker pointed out to me that the museum was there, so I went to check it out on my way back home, going to the airport earlier than my flight.

This museum became more famous since Shawn, the president and super nice guy who gave me a ride back to the airport gates for my flight after the museum closed, organized for Cactus 1549 to be trucked back to Charlotte, its ultimate destination to be on display in his museum.
The plane is actually a lot more damaged than what it got from the landing since it has to be pulled out of the water in ways that were a bit crude (it was also hit by some boats that were there to rescue the passengers):




Here are a few pictures of the temporary display:






And a few pictures of the rest of the musem:






that's an interesting missile
that's an interesting missile

they had an interesting video showing how the harrier balances and can be controlled in a hover
they had an interesting video showing how the harrier balances and can be controlled in a hover





things used to suck before glass cockpits :)
things used to suck before glass cockpits :)




those are many fuses to keep track of :)
those are many fuses to keep track of :)


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