On the live webcast with Ryan last week, someone asked "How do you stay motivated?" You can't have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic. Stephen C. Hogan It's an important question that I fumbled a little on camera. Turns out you can’t edit your thoughts when speaking in a live broadcast.... Continue Reading →
Evadot Podcast #115 – Alissa from Viking
Guest: Alissa Daniel Viking Aircraft Engines is a family run grassroots company based in Florida. Alissa talks with us about being a community, a little about what Viking is doing, and her new project: learning to fly. How dedicated is Alissa to Viking? Fur in Florida dedicated. Evadot Podcast #115 - Alissa from Viking Host: Michael... Continue Reading →
Friday Fun: Oh that’s a cute little slip n slide
This doesn't need much explanation. Just watch. https://youtu.be/ZPWKz1n83Kc
Friday Fun: $146 girl scout cookies
I'm always on the lookout for fun Aviation YouTubers. This guy is a hoot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnucQM4iMoI Follow him. DO IT.
What do a half a million people come to see?
I keep hearing that we need to get kids involved in XYZ. Most recently I've heard this uttered in regards to aviation. Actually, I hear it as: OMG AVIATION WILL DIE UNLESS WE GET KIDS INVOLVED. THEY JUST WANT TO STARE AT THEIR PHONES ALL DAY. THE SKY IS FALLING. I hate that. Stop saying... Continue Reading →
Elon Musk’s plan to go to Mars in 2018 write up
Late last year Elon gave a presenation at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico. This paper is a summary of that presentation, and includes slides and pretty pictures. Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (html) Making Humans a Multi-Planetary Species (full text PDF) My favorite slide: What do you think? Genius? Nuts? Let me know.... Continue Reading →
Kids are bored with Aviation
Last fall, I was part of an event at a local high school at a small rural airport. For some reason I woke up thinking about this event this morning. Because it bothered me and still does. What I got from doing a high school event on general aviation is aviation seems untouchable, even while they're... Continue Reading →
Sometimes flying is just pure joy. Even when you’re 4
This needs no explanation, just watch.
Find a way or make one
"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam" is Latin for "I shall either find a way or make one." We're about a third of the way through our Firefly Kickstarter project. The idea is simple: We want everyone to be able to do some science and exploration. Students Hackers Small startups Garage Inventors HAM Radio operators "Firefly"... Continue Reading →
Getting to where we’re going means something new
I've spent the last few days reading the Omni Magazines from 1978 and 1979. All of them in fact. I'm struck by something: we're still talking about most of these same ideas as things for the future... In those magazines, there are spaceships in your garage. Critisisms of NASA's inability to attract a younger crowd. Ray... Continue Reading →