Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Edwards AFB Test Squadron Played Key Role in Getting Raptors Back in the Air

This was at Key Aero.
Details have been released of the work undertaken by the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards AFB to get the USAF's F-22 Raptors back in the air after a four-month grounding.
This is about the On board Oxygen Generating system used in lieu of the traditional liquid oxygen converters.
The rest is at the link.
http://www.key.aero/view_news.asp?ID=4133&thisSection=military

3 comments:

Buck said...

I have an on-board oxygen generating system in my bedroom. Srsly, I DO. ;-)

ORPO1 said...

I thought I saw a cylinder in one of your moving into the new Casa. Is it just the storage for the OBOGS?

Buck said...

No... that cylinder is supposedly for emergency use only, like if the power goes out. I've never used it and don't intend to, actually.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)