David Knights' Weblog

August 13, 2018

Stealing an airliner

Filed under: Politics,Technology — dknights @ 8:39 am
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Crazy story from the weekend where a ground crewman stole a Q400 airliner at SEA-TAC.  This story has serious security implications.

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July 28, 2018

Well, this was bound to happen

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 12:35 am
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Middle Eastern terror groups using drones to attack airports.  I predict something like this in the US or Europe in the near future.

July 18, 2018

The golden age of modeling

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:28 pm
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Proving once again that we live in the golden age of modeling, news comes that their will be an injection molded kit of the Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer.  I was surprised to learn that so many civil operators operated this aircraft.

June 7, 2018

Scrapping A380s

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:34 pm
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Story here.  I will pat myself on the back here.  I thought at the time that the Boeing bet on the 787 was better than what Airbus was doing with the A380.

June 4, 2018

BOAC 777

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:08 pm
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I am pretty sure I heard this story before, but I came across a mention of it recently and was intrigued all over again.  There are tons of these little WWII stories out there.

May 1, 2018

DH.91

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:57 pm
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If you ask me, this and the Super Connie are the two prettiest airlines ever.  Can’t wait.

April 18, 2018

More on SWA 1380

Filed under: General — dknights @ 4:46 pm
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Great story here on the pilot of SWA 1380.  Previous post here.

April 17, 2018

A sad day for SWA

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:26 pm
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Story here.  This is very sad.

April 6, 2018

More on supersonic aircraft

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 8:40 am
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I previously posted on NASA’s contract to build an experimental low noise supersonic aircraft.  Post here.  Now, it turns out that several companies are working toward the same goal.

February 19, 2018

UFOs

Filed under: Technology — dknights @ 11:21 pm
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An interesting report on a recent UFO encounter that prompted an F-15 scramble.  I wonder what it was?

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