Oroville update soon…gotta pay the bills with my day job.

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“Goodby Blue Sky”
Kelly Valleau


  1. A couple years ago, while touring the Sikorsky plant in Connecticut, I was shown a rotor head for a CH-53. Someone said it was made from a single crystal of titanium. Comparing the two pieces would be interesting.

  2. A: 5:15 Assuming the same route and same wind in both directions, It takes longer with wind than without.

    But if you can take advantage of the tailwind in one direction, and adjust your route and/or altitude to avoid much of the headwind in the other direction, that may be faster than even the no-wind scenario.

  3. Great content and video. I most especially enjoyed the beautiful tulip garden and the lovely music that you included on that segment. So exquisite!

  4. Thank You! That was great! I had my twelve year old son watch as he is interested in aviation. Go Boeing! 🙂

  5. Flying over there in a few weeks. We have a family farm not far from Dover. Flying VA, and I have no idea what aircraft I'll be in yet. All of my trips over, I just stay up after arrival and hit the sack early on day one. After that, the lag is not so bad. I hate the flight back because of the extra time flying into the wind.

    Mind the gap, and look right when crossing. I like the way they put that in the crosswalks in London.

  6. Sir, With all due respect the answer to your " trivia " question is that the times 'should be the same' given that air resistance isn't a factor.

  7. I would say that the trip with the head wind leg in it would be slower that the no wind on either leg.

  8. Juan, I have followed your dam updates for about a month and thoroughly enjoy them. I also share an interest in aviation and drones. I have an idea I believe could save the airlines millions in fuel costs and improve on-time performance that involves power settings/ mach no. and winds aloft. I use it in my little Cessna and it saves me a bundle on long trips.

  9. I believe there were some bigger Titanium pieces forged and machined for Lockheed's A-12 "Oxcart" spy plane and the SR-71 "Blackbird". There are some really interesting lectures on You Tube by the engineers and pilots of the A-12 and SR-71. You might like this, Juan;

  10. Thank-you first class passengers and cargo! By your calculations, 94 gallons per passenger one way. Not sure what JetA costs in a commercial contract, but it could be from $470 to $658 range. Just looking at flight costs LAX-London $1,026 to $1,751 Round-Trip! So that is $513 to $875 sales price one way. As you can see, that is cutting profits really really thin. So those people in first class and their $3,000 tickets and the cargo are helping to keep the trip profitable.

  11. Be sure to tour Churchill's wartime command center in the basement. it's surprisingly spartan. Very, very interesting. There's another facility nearby where the room-size WWII scrambled phone link to FDR was installed. When I was last in London (2012) it wasn't open to the public. Maybe it will be some day. Great video as always Juan, thanks for posting them.

  12. That G90 makes a nice sound and, off course, many many ponds of air flow…to keep you airborne. Nice vid on the Oroville dam too, i am thousands of miles away, but this is lots of learning for me. Best regards,

  13. Wonderful choice of music for the war memorial footage. Brings tears to my eyes. Only after falling in love with that song years ago did I later meet my in laws who lived through that very terror as children. Cowering in shelters as the bombs destroyed their towns. They obviously survived, but were scarred for life.

    Let's not repeat this madness AGAIN, ok? Anyone listening? Trump, et al?

    And remember this sage advice when you get to tour the Churchill site: "No fighting in the war room!"

    Thanks for your wonderful videos. Wide-ranging subjects of interest and all intriguing!

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