Feb 282014
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 28 February 2014

Good morning For once, a week relatively unharmed by weather disruptions. Let’s hope we’ve put that behind us for another winter (ummm – is this where I point out the weather forecast for next week isn’t too good?), and let’s hope the ‘authorities’ – airports, FAA, and airlines – might invest more and be better […]

Nov 152013
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 15 November 2013

Good morning Apologies for no newsletter last week.  One of the purposes of this year’s annual fundraising is to cover the costs of some server upgrades, and last week (plus some of this week too) saw us ravaged by the terrible morass of issues that surfaced during our migration to the much more powerful three […]

Oct 172013
 
Handwarmers - Helping Keep You Warm in Wintry Destinations

Some of us are blessed with living in climates that remain warm all year, and the thought of traveling to a cold destination can be off-putting and interfere with what might otherwise be a wonderful travel experience. Speaking as one who has enjoyed considerable time in Russia over many mid-winter seasons, the happy reality is […]

Oct 042013
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 4 October 2013

Good morning October 1 not only saw our government slightly shrink in size, but also marked the 71st anniversary of the first jet flight in the US, back in 1942 as described on this page. Perhaps as a side-effect of being slow into World War 2, the US lagged behind both Germany and Britain in […]

Aug 232013
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 23 August 2013

Good morning A very quick newsletter this week.  As advised last week, I’m on the road currently, and had not expected to be able to get anything to you, but I managed to write a couple of things. First, I neglected to mention the incipient price rise of our Sri Lanka tour last week.  Having […]

Aug 152013
 
Hyperloops, Ion Drives and Other Fanciful Creatures

There have been a number of ‘teaser’ pre-releases over the last several months about a revolutionary new transportation technology that Elon Musk (of Tesla and SpaceX fame) is supporting, and this week saw his official and detailed release. The earlier concepts suggested passenger pods swishing through vacuum tubes at speeds twice that of airplanes.  The […]

Aug 082013
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 9 August 2013

Good morning We seem to now be firmly ensconced in the ‘dog days’ of summer (a term originally derived from the time when the ‘dog star’ Sirius is prominent in the sky, 24 July – 24 August), and it is great to have a series of lovely warm days unfolding, each after the other. Talking […]

Aug 022013
 
Weekly Roundup Friday 2 August 2013

Good morning Depending on your perspective, it has been either another very bad or very good week for the 787.  Very bad in the sense of a continued procession of problems, very good in the sense that none of the planes have yet to fall out of the sky.  But if things continue as they […]

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