Friday, December 31, 2010

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Condominium life
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Blackberry isn't working...


My Blackberry Is Not Working! - The One Ronnie, Preview - BBC One

YouTube link

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Green heron
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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Warthog family in Zoo Miami

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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White-backed vulture at Zoo Miami

Monday, December 27, 2010

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Pied billed grebe
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Great blue heron at home
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Saturday, December 25, 2010

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I was in my regular pelican spot, also a strategic boat highway, when one of out County Fire boats comes speeding along and gets too close to fit.







Friday, December 24, 2010

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Anhinga (male)
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Double-breasted cormorant carrying nesting material
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Rep. Barney Frank On The "Radical Homosexual Agenda"


Two down, two to go

YouTube link

Well said Mr. Frank. Let’s end bigotry in this country.

History is made


Private Mig-29

Private Mig 29 first flight.

I can see what he spent on that takeoff could fuel a Piper Cub for a year!

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Wakodahatchee wetlands

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Senator Franken on Net Neutrality

Senator Franken on Net Neutrality and the problems with the way it’s proposed
He’s right. We should defend real net neutrality, the concept where everybody, big or small, independent blogger or big corporation has the same rights of publishing in the internet and reaching you, the consumer. Big money shouldn’t pay for better access to your browser.

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Tri-color heron
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Monday, December 20, 2010

Dive! Dive! Dive!

Same bird, one sequence.

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Pied billed grebes
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Wakodahatchee wetlands

Saturday, December 18, 2010

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Wood stork
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Friday, December 17, 2010

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Great Blue Heron
Wakodahatchee wetlands

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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At Fairchild Tropical Gardens

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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Lily at Fairchild Botanical Gardens - Miami

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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From last month's Homestead air show.

Monday, December 13, 2010

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Matheson Hammock

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

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DC-7B at the 2010 Wings over Homestead air show

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Fw190A-5/U3 Flies Again

On Wednesday afternoon, December 1, the Flying Heritage Collection’s (FHC) reported on its Facebook page that its Fw-190A-5/U3 fighter made its first post-restorative flight, marking the first time it’s been airborne since 1943 when it was shot down near Leningrad during World War II.

Veteran test pilot Steve Hinton was at the controls as the aircraft took off in Tehachapi, California, and tested all major systems during a 20-minute flight. The pilot reported that the aircraft passed its trial flight with flying colors, stating, “The plane is very light, fast, and responsive…This lived up to the history books."

Paul G. Allen, FHC owner, wrote on his Twitter page Thursday, “Yesterday saw FHC Warbird Fw 190A5 fighter fly for 1st time since WWII; Steve Hinton at the controls, pretty amazing.”

See the EAA report, and an engine test (watch in HD):

FW 190 engine test

You Tube link

FlugWerk in Germany has built some "new" Fw190's, using the original blueprints, but they use Russian engines.  This, AFAIK, will be the only Focke Wulf flying with its original BMW radial.

About seven weeks ago EAA reported the airplane’s BMW 801 engine had its first run by Vintage V12s in Tehachapi. The plane was discovered in a Russian swamp.

Any time we get more vintage planes flying is a good time!

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A pelican day

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

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Lilly pond at the botanical gardens

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Got the new Orcas Island (KORS) scenery for FSX - I’m in awe


See for yourself. The detail available today in Flight Simulator (FSX) is unbelievable. A pleasure to fly.

This video uses a different technique, stop motion instead of true video. It shows off the detailed work ORBx did in this scenery.

I just got it and can’t believe how good it is.

KORS: see it in HD

YouTube link

This is one of my shots flying in Orcas Island for the first time (the plane is an L-19 Birddog amphibian by Sibwings). It was a dreary day, as I fly with real weather, you never know what you’ll get.


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Sunday, November 28, 2010