Airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow
Jonathan Corum has expanded upon half of the age old question, What is the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow?.
A couple of years ago I was working on my MBA in one of the “Executive” programs, where the students work full time while attending classes full-time. The math is tricky, but essentially you get no sleep for eighteen months. Jill Bowman, then current director, wanted me to write a “Day In The Life Of” piece for their brochure.
British Airways retired its Concorde fleet and generously donated G-BOAG to the Museum of Flight. Its scheduled arrival was 2:45pm today, but it was a half hour early. While on my way to Boeing Field, I saw it turn over Elliot Bay, making its final approach into 31L. By the time I parked, it had touched down and was beginning...
I’ve been flying for nearly nine years, however this was the first time I’ve done an actual BFR. Previously, I’ve met the recency requirements either through earning a new rating or participating in the Wings program. I had assumed it was going to be something with more check ride formality than a low-key brush up.