From: Neil Harrington on

"C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)> wrote in message
> On 2010-05-18 20:06:05 -0700, "Neil Harrington" <never(a)> said:
>> "C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)> wrote in
>> message
>> news:2010051819271316807-christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom...
>>> On 2010-05-18 17:38:12 -0700, nospam <nospam(a)nospam.invalid> said:
>>>> In article <4bf32972$0$30201$8f2e0ebb(a)>, Peter
>>>> <peternew(a)> wrote:
>>>>> In the mid- 70s cockpit doors were usually shut. The one exception I
>>>>> remember was flying Concord. I was permitted to stand at the entrance,
>>>>> with
>>>>> the door open. I could not take any pictures, not because of
>>>>> regulations,
>>>>> but because I had no film in my camera.
>>>> concorde didn't have a cockpit door. that was one of the reasons for
>>>> its retirement post-911, where a reinforced cockpit door was mandated.
>>>> retrofitting it would have cost quite a bit.
>>> More than the value of a Concorde?
>>> <sigh> There was a day when pilots could afford to be friendly to
>>> passengers.
>>> --
>>> Waddling Eagle
>>> World Famous Flight Instructor
>> Just curious, C J: Are you really a flight instructor?
> I am really a flight instructor rated in single and multi-engine
> airplanes. However, health issues have kept me from flying for the last
> couple of years. Cardiac issues arising from hyperthyroidism. But I keep
> my certificates current.
> I call myself the "World Famous" flight instructor because, well, some of
> you are all over the world -- therefore I am world famous! Of course, I am
> also a world famous photographer, as are all of you. lol
> My actual career before retiring, though, was a certified public
> accountant. I ran a business that syndicated real estate investments.
> "Waddling Eagle" is my Vigil Honor name from when I worked with the Boy
> Scouts, assigned by the Skokomish tribe. I am incapable of pronouncing it
> in the original language.

It's a great name! Thanks for the interesting reply.


From: nospam on
In article <u9rav5lh2c3sk4vtetehf1fu8q2ja7cl88(a)>, Bruce
<docnews2011(a)> wrote:

> >I merely pointed out that your "so called" lawyer's advice is not
> >credible unless you can subsatitiate the source of the advice. You
> >cannot.
> I can , but I chose not to, out of respect for my lawyer and a wish
> not to subject him to timewasters like you and the many other trolls.

bullshit. he doesn't exist.
From: nospam on
In article <cpoav51evsiul8bq3fp2thb4cvfd4nouut(a)>, Bruce
<docnews2011(a)> wrote:

> My concern is that the original poster has received some atrocious
> advice that was pure bullshit and needed to be corrected. I was happy
> to make a quick call to an expert in the field of IP law and post his
> advice here, free of charge. You did nothing except criticise from a
> position of ignorance. I pity you.

why would such a famous lawyer who is supposedly licensed to practice
in four countries offer free advice to anyone, let alone someone who is
not a client, i.e., those who are reading this thread?

not to mention that he's wrong.
From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-05-20 10:45:46 -0700, "Neil Harrington" <never(a)> said:

> "Peter" <peternew(a)> wrote in message
> news:4bf550b2$0$29652$8f2e0ebb(a)
>> "J. Clarke" <jclarke.usenet(a)> wrote in message
>> news:ht3f95015bj(a)
>>> On 5/20/2010 8:59 AM, Peter wrote:
>>>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)> wrote in message
>>>> news:58udnX-AK8AfiWnWnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d(a)
>>>>>> Have you been to the Air Museum in Farmingdale, LI.
>>>>> No, never even knew of it. I spent my childhood on Long Island, in
>>>>> (what
>>>>> was then) a little town called Oceanside. I remember the name
>>>>> Farmingdale
>>>>> but don't recall if I was ever there.
>>>>> Here in Connecticut there's the New England Air Museum in Windsor
>>>>> Locks,
>>>>> just beyond Bradley International Airport. I go there from time to time
>>>>> and recommend it if you're ever up this way.
>>>>>> If you will be at the air show in Jones Beach I will say hello. I have
>>>>>> gone every year when the weather is good.
>>>>> I remember Jones Beach well! We used to go out there often.
>>>>> But to tell you the truth I dread the idea of going back to L.I. now --
>>>>> it's the Long Island Expressway ("the world's longest parking lot" as
>>>>> someone called it) and the equally slow other east-west highways that
>>>>> fill
>>>>> me with dread. It wasn't bad at all when I was a kid in the 1940s, and
>>>>> afterward I used to go back there occasionally to see old friends from
>>>>> school now living in Blue Point and Sayville. But it got progressively
>>>>> worse over the years and frankly all those miles and miles of creeping
>>>>> or
>>>>> stop-and-go traffic were a nightmare for me. Apparently people who live
>>>>> there are used to it and just accept it. I'm assuming it can't have
>>>>> improved any, but I haven't been back there for at least 30 years.
>>>> The LIE is a speedway compared to I95 between Stamford and Bridgeport.
>>>> We
>>>> have lots of family in CT and go to visit. On a hot summer day I prefer
>>>> the
>>>> ferry. We are going to Amherst this July and will go via Danbury to
>>>> avoid
>>>> I95.
>>> If you like airshows you might want to consider the weekend show (every
>>> weekend June-Oct that the weather allows) at Old Rhinebeck, NY. WWI and
>>> earlier aircraft, dogfights, etc. The second oldest flying aircraft in
>>> the world is in their collection--a 1909 Bleriot XI--and they do fly it.
>>> Also vintage cars and motorcycles.
>> I've wanted to go there for years, but it's almost a 3 hour trip up there
>> and the traffic near the show is a nightmare. If we are going to travel
>> that far we would rather go to Tanglewood. On the way home on Sunday we
>> usually go to Lippera's in Chatham for brunch.
> Actually the traffic near Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has never been bad on air
> show days, any of the times I've gone there. There is a little congestion
> AFTER the show, but it thins out quickly as people go off in different
> directions. I've never gone there on a Saturday so can't speak to that, but
> Sundays have always been OK. And it's a pleasant part of New York state to
> drive through.
> My chief problem with going there now is that it's at least a 2-hour trip
> for me, and at my age that's a bit past the range of my bladder. :-)

Man, I would love to visit Old Rhinebeck.

Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-05-20 10:04:38 -0700, John McWilliams <jpmcw(a)> said:

> C J Campbell wrote:
>> On 2010-05-19 14:42:19 -0700, John McWilliams <jpmcw(a)> said:
>>> Neil Harrington wrote:
>>>> "John McWilliams" <jpmcw(a)> wrote in message
>>>> news:ht10vh$e75$1(a)
>>>>> Neil Harrington wrote:
>>>>>> I am a lifelong aviation enthusiast, and therefore am especially
>>>>>> interested in people who are or have been pilots.
>>>>> Hello, Neil! I earned my ticket my Junior year in college, but it's
>>>>> been so long since I was 'current' that I can barely remember whether
>>>>> stick forward pushes the nose up or down. But I am not in a flap over
>>>>> any of that, as I have little desire to fly high these days. I've still
>>>>> to do lighter than air save for hot air balloons, and I might try the
>>>>> tiny propelled ones.
>>>> You're way ahead of me, John. I had a few hours of dual time in a
>>>> Cessna 150 in the '60s, and that was all the actual flying I ever did.
>>>> Long before that, I was in the CAP in high school and a friend of mine
>>>> there had his private ticket, so I'd occasionally get a ride in a
>>>> Cessna, Taylorcraft or Aeronca. Dang, it sure was simpler in those days
>>>> (late '40s mostly)! No radio in the plane, and some mechanic would have
>>>> to come out and spin the prop -- except one time when the plane we got
>>>> was a Cessna 140 (new at that time) which had an ELECTRIC STARTER! Wow,
>>>> talk about deluxe!
>>>> Years later, after my half dozen or so lessons in the 150, which I
>>>> enjoyed but ultimately couldn't see much point in continuing, I turned
>>>> to R/C model airplanes and they were a lot of fun. (But messy.) That
>>>> was in the '70s.
>>>> Since the early '80s all my flying has been on computers. I haven't
>>>> been doing nearly as much of that as I'd like to, probably because I'm
>>>> just very bad about organizing my time.
>>>> Never been up in a balloon of any kind, or a helicopter either. Or a
>>>> sailplane. I'd love to do each of those at least once. Speaking of
>>>> balloons -- when you say "the tiny propelled ones," what do you mean?
>>>> Is there some sort of mini-blimp or -dirigible?
>>> Poor wording on my part; I meant the little aircraft with small motors-
>>> like a hang glider with an engine- I think there may be a name for
>>> them, but I am not recalling it.
>> In the US, there are two classes of such aircraft. The heavier ones are
>> light sport aircraft. They can carry the pilot and one passenger. These
>> may be an option for me to get back into flying, as they require no
>> medical certificate. Ultralights in the US are limited to something
>> like 5 gallons of fuel, require no pilot certificate, and are severely
>> restricted in weight. They also are not allowed to carry passengers,
>> although some two-seat ultralights may be used for instruction. Other
>> countries, especially the UK Commonwealth, have different designations
>> and rules for these types of aircraft. I would not presume to know
>> whether you can fly an ultralight without a license in Australia, for
>> example.
>>> At the same time, a mini blimp would be interesting to photograph
>>> from.... but I think even a mini would be bigger than most garages.
>> You might try radio controlled photography blimps. They are towed to
>> the area in small trailers. They may be a bit underpowered and
>> difficult to control on windy days, but otherwise they make good camera
>> platforms. You can often get them into areas which would be a problem
>> for small planes. Plus, they hover.
>> You can also fly a homebuilt blimp. Check with your local chapter of
>> the Experimental Aircraft Association. Of course, you would have to be
>> licensed as a blimp pilot to fly it if it did not qualify as an
>> ultralight.
> Excellent article! I've now discarded any thought of a personal blimp-
> three engines and a compressor or two! 80 feet long, rather more than a
> garage-full!
> No personal interest in radio controlled anything, but ultralights are
> drawing me along.....

There is this guy in Arizona -- name escapes me right now -- who flies
a Kolb Mark III:

with the canopy off. His photography is nothing short of stunning. Been
published in Arizona Highways and, I think, in National Geographic. The
Mark III is a light sport aircraft. They make an ultralight version,
the Firefly.

William Raisner, Jr. and Noel Archambault won awards for their IMAX
work in the Galapagos and elsewhere, but they were killed in an
ultralight crash in the Galapagos while filming "Galapagos: The
Enchanted Voyage" in 1998. Well, okay -- I am not certain what kind of
an "ultralight" would be carrying two people as well as a load of IMAX
camera gear -- and that may have been the problem. They might have been
asking a little too much of an ultralight. If I recall correctly, the
cameras were mounted above the wing and when the plane crashed the
cameras came down and crushed the occupants. I seem to remember weight
and balance was an issue. I think a light sport aircraft is more
suitable for this kind of work.

Even so, I remember reading about these guys and thinking -- where the
heck did I go wrong that I never got a job like that?

Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor