21 August 2009

Deadly accidents and other weirdness in the deregulated US helicopter ambulance industry

The real WTF appears on page four:

“To shore up support among local fire, emergency medical service and hospital workers — who often control which helicopter team is requested for a patient — marketing teams have offered NASCAR tickets and hosted riverboat cruises, company e-mails and interviews show.

Some helicopter crews pass out T-shirts and bottle coolers at accident scenes. “I like to look out at a scene and see a Wings cap out there,” said Steve Lewis, a base manager for Wings Air Rescue in Johnson City, Tenn.”

[via:Metafilter]

14 August 2009

SAS to use glide landing to cut CO2 emissions

Being mostly ignorant about even basic physics, I’m not really keen to admit how insane of an idea this seems.

[via:No Agenda]

20 July 2009

Haynes NASA Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

NASA Apollo 11 Owners’ Workshop Manual: 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)

This is not a joke, btw. Will be available on Amazon as well.

[via:The Joy of Tech]

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