Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Joanne (Director of Sales) and myself are already at our HQ this morning, just checking in the KGO folks for our live morning breakfast show from the air. It's calm outside and very very quiet! Yours truly is about to perform the safety briefing (yes - how the lifejackets work, the seatbelt and all that). In a small company such as ours, it helps to be able to do such things! I'll be on the flight for the show, so I'll post as the sun comes up. Now, where is the coffee...?
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Today we were delighted to meet with Marcelo da Luz, his team, and his solar powered car project. It was especially fun to have this UFO-like vehicle on the NASA airfield - perfect for staging a 'Take Me To Your Leader' photo caption! NASA are really encouraging green aviation and transportation ideas - some of our neighbors at NASA Ames include alternative algae based fuels.
Anyway, we think it looks great with Hangar One in the background, and with the airship.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Today is our 'return to flight' day after the annual maintenance. Eureka took to the air an hour or so ago after all the engine run up tests were completed. Our chief engineer, Matthew, just sent me this from his iphone... Fritz in the left seat, Jim in the right. Yay!