Category Archives: Travel

Sikorsky’s Historic Landmark

Igor Sikorsky is well known as a developer of helicopters even though his early work was based on fixed wing types.  The airframe he developed to demonstrate practical rotary flight was the VS-300.  This helicopter went through a number of … Continue reading

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My First A220

The A220 (or C Series CS100 if you are not yet ready to have it labeled as an Airbus) has been in service for a while but, until recently, I hadn’t seen one.  Then, while I was on the shuttle … Continue reading

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Cape Air Ramp

I have read a lot about Cape Air.  They are a small operator in the New England area flying a fleet of (mainly) Cessna 402s.  The reason I know this is that they have been heavily involved in the development … Continue reading

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The Henry Ford (Museum)

We headed to Michigan for a family event recently.  We had a little time to spare and decided to check the Henry Ford (apparently it doesn’t have museum in the name but that is what it is).  The museum complex … Continue reading

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Lewis Falls

We stopped off at the Lewis Falls on the way out of Yellowstone.  The angle of the falls from the road meant I had not even noticed them when we drove into the park but, coming back south, they were … Continue reading

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Golden and Bald Eagles

Jackson Hole included some large birds in the selection of wildlife on offer for our visit.  We got to see some eagles at a distance.  Bald eagles were not a surprise but I was unaware that Golden Eagles live in … Continue reading

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Steamy Old Faithful

We had visited Old Faithful on a previous trip to Yellowstone and had stayed near the falls.  Therefore, I was not so desperate to see the geyser again.  However, in the middle of winter, things are a lot quieter than … Continue reading

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Icicles Everywhere

Buildings designed for snowy environments have pitched roofs to stop too much snow accumulating.  It can gradually shear off the building, sometimes in the form of snow sheets and sometimes, courtesy of some melting, as giant icicles.  Wandering around the … Continue reading

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Bull Elk

Our ride through the refuge was covered in this post.  Scattered throughout the herd were a large number of bull elk.  At this time of year they are not competing for anything other than food so there was little tension … Continue reading

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Bombardier Snowcoaches

I posted pictures of the snowcoaches in use within Yellowstone but I left one type out.  This appears to be the original design for snowcoahces and they are known as the Bombardier’s.  I assume this is because the Canadian manufacturer … Continue reading

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