From: C J Campbell on
On 2010-05-20 10:50:35 -0700, "Neil Harrington" <never(a)> said:

> "C J Campbell" <christophercampbellremovethis(a)> wrote in message
> news:2010051922232775249-christophercampbellremovethis(a)hotmailcom...
>> 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 at " 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.
> Neil

Funny thing, I was not fat when they gave me that name -- I had plantar
fasciitis on both feet and I limped. I understand that they also
considered "Limps on Both Feet," but Waddling Eagle won out because I
was a flight instructor.

Waddling Eagle
World Famous Flight Instructor

From: J. Clarke on
On 5/20/2010 2:09 PM, nospam wrote:
> 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?

Maybe the lawyer's trying to get into his/her/its pants.
From: Peter on
"Bruce" <docnews2011(a)> wrote in message
> On Thu, 20 May 2010 15:39:00 GMT, "MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote:
>>Bruce wrote:
>>> On Wed, 19 May 2010 15:55:55 GMT, "MC" <any(a)any.any> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > May we ask who this lawer is. Maybe, if he is that good someone
>>> > here may want to use his services. Please give us some info so we
>>> > can look him up.
>>> If you needed his services, you would have no problem finding him.
>>> Self-evidently, you don't.
>>So, I take it from that reply he does not exist. Makes you look rather
>>silly doen't it.
> Please don't - not for a single second - believe that I care remotely
> what you think. Like so many newsgroup trolls, you are a parasite who
> contributes nothing here. I pity you.
> 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.

And the advice was well worth the price


From: Peter on
"John McWilliams" <jpmcw(a)> wrote in message
>C J Campbell wrote:
>> On 2010-05-19 14:42:19 -0700, John McWilliams <jpmcw(a)> said:

>> 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.....

Several years ago (film days) I thought hang gliding lessons would make
interesting shots. One of the students was a not very bright young lady who
started her lesson wearing a tank top.
Since I ran out of film at just the wrong moment, another shot was added to
my favorite missed shot list.


From: Peter on
"Neil Harrington" <never(a)> wrote in message
> "Peter" <peternew(a)> wrote in message
> news:4bf53229$0$790$8f2e0ebb(a)
>> "Neil Harrington" <never(a)> wrote in message
>> news:58udnX-AK8AfiWnWnZ2dnUVZ_r-dnZ2d(a)
>>> 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.
>> It's not so bad. Las week we went to Oakdale, just for dinner. We often
>> go to Patchogue to have dinner on the pier, fish and take photos.
> Yes, but you're already out on L.I., right?
> It's the part that begins at the Bronx Whitestone that bothers me.

Usually 10-20 minutes to cross the Throgs Neck in traffic. My EZ Pass saves
a lot of time at the tolls