Tuesday, September 27, 2005

POTD: mosaic of life

mosaic of life
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

Just a fun experiment. Click on the picture to see a larger version.

Monday, September 19, 2005

POTD: one small step for man...

one small step for man...
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

One small step for man, but one giant step for me!

Jeanie off to California

After eight short years in Boston, our dear friend Jeanie is moving back to Southern California. A bunch of friends gathered on this day to send her off. It's evident that Jeanie has touched many lives during her time in Boston. Bon voyage, Jeanie!

Click on the picture above to see a much bigger version of the panoramic tribute to Jeanie! This was stitched together from 8 separate pictures.

Monday, September 12, 2005

POTD: Geometry II

Geometry II
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

POTD: High-End Appliance Series

High-End Appliance Series
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

POTD: Collapsing building

Collapsing building
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

I captured this photo before the wall of this building collapsed like melting jello...

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

To helicopter crews of Katrina...

Dashing into Boston Class B Airspace
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

In these past days, the world has seen the power of mother nature and the devastation it sometimes can bring. Every other TV footage and media image inevitably has helicopters plucking people out of the water, away from their rooftops, or dropping the most critical supplies to the desparately needed. My hat off to the crews in this profession.

I got a helicopter license a year ago with a secret (and lofty?) dream of being able to help people in times like this. Of course, it's a long long way going from a weekend pilot to a professional with tens of thousands of hours on multi-million-dollar aircrafts. It won't be my turn anytime soon. =( These men and women are doing what the world needs them to do desparately. I respect them. And I envy them.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Little Bird overhead!

Little Bird overhead!
Originally uploaded by radioflyer7.

Over the Labor Day weekend, I made my Little Bird hover in the kids' play room. Even with all the other helicopters at home, Travis is totally psyched and wants it to land so that he can play with it. Nicole would not give the pilot Elmo back, so Mickey is standing in right now. Clearly, Mickey's hotdogging is not to be condoned...

Click on the picture to get to a couple of more pics of it on my Flickr.

Enhancements coming up: navigation and search lights, working tail rotor, engine sound effect.