Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Moral-Final Xm...!!!

hey guys...wanna share sumting stupid, unprepared and uncoordinated bout ma college...hehe....
today had moral 9.30a.m...
as up at 6.30...bath..get ready n stuff...(7.40)
wen to the exam hall at 8.00(semangat!!!)then i reached there at about 8.14a.m..its damn far..dewan purnama kat airport....(imagine to-and-frow to airport frm KK...)
then ma frens came n chit-chating(study skt)...
9.20..students are allowed to enter the xm hall...(at last)...
since its a dual subject examination(Islam n Moral) the invigilators asks the non-muslim to enter we waited(11 of us)...
then they asked us to enter the hall....
ALAMAK..!!! punyer la penuh dewan tuh.....Start searching for place...(as it is the hall is damn big)pusing sini pusing the tyme cari tmpt to sit...dh peluh!!!...
at last found a place...sat there....
then i heard an announcement "perhatian kepada pelajar yg mengambil moral sila keluar dan pergi ke dewan B) shit!! WTF....(was tinking to maself)...
Again bgn and adjourned to dewan B....
dewan B is i thought can find a place la...huhu...
entered the hall....arghghgh!!!!!!!!.........NOT AGAIN!!!.........
damn pack...finally found a place an settle down...but the xm paper on ma table is for Islamic students...
then one more announcement..."pelajar moral sila duduk di sebelah kiri hujung dewan"(all in a row la)DAMN!!!!!!!!................was really mad and wanted to chow...then luckily gt a place so..i quickly choop and sat down there....
time is now 9.45a.m....+ sweating...(no aircond in dewan B) and open the xm paper...(very very very very very......difficult ques...berbelit2....)very long 60 questions....
so manage to finish all up in tyme la...(luckily)....
then pass them up..and chow from that place...
Hope tomorrow all will b fine and no more havock and hassle....
MS Really not systematic in handling simple tings like this~!!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Air India...!!! (2)

Good morning, Ladies and Gentlemen... .
This is your captain PATEL welcoming both seated and standing passengers to board on Air INDIA .
We apologize for the four-day delay in taking off,it was due to bad weather and partly due to the search for a missing tyre .

This is flight 717 to Mumbai. Landing there is not guaranteed, but we will end up somewhere in India .. And, if luck is in our favor, we may even be landing in your village!

Air Deccan has an excellent safety-record. In fact, our safety standards are so high, that even terrorists are afraid to fly with us . I announce that, starting this year, over 30% of our Passengers have reached their destination.

If our engines are too noisy for you, on passenger request, we can arrange to turn them off. To make your free fall to earth pleasant and memorable, we serve Complimentary water and Vada Pav. For our not-so-religious passengers, we are the only airline who can help you find out if there really is a God!

We regret to inform you, that today's in-flight movie will not be shown as we forgot to record it from the television, However, for our movie buffs, we will be flying right next to SAUDI Airline, where their movie will be visible from the right side of the cabin window.
There is no smoking allowed in this airplane. Any smoke you see in the Cabin is only the early warning system on the engines telling us to slow down!

In order to catch important landmarks, we try to fly as close as possible. For the best view , if however, we go a little too close, do let us know. Our enthusiastic co-pilot sometimes flies right through the landmark!

Kindly be seated, keep your seat in an upright position for take-off and fasten your seat-belt. For those of you who can't find a seat belt , kindly Fasten your own belt to the arm of your seat. And, for those of you who can't find a seat , do not hesitate to get in touch with a stewardess , who will explain how to fasten yourself to your suitcase.....

Thanking you for boarding

Air India...!!!

Surinder's uncle was booked into an SIA flight to Bombay. But as this was his first time in an airplane, he made a few preparations that were out of place. When the stewardess came around to take orders for the in-flight meal, the uncle declared loudly, "I have brought my own lunch. Make sure you don't charge me for food and drinks!"

So, as everybody was given their in-flight meal, the uncle began spreading out his own home-cooked meal. The man sitting next to him was an American history researcher, who was curious about the food. "Excuse me, what is that drink?" he asked.

The uncle picked up the yogurt-based lassi drink and said, "Milk of India!"

Then the uncle took out several pieces of chapattis and started feasting. "And what is that dish?" asked the curious American.

"Wheat of India!" replied the uncle proudly.

Finally, the uncle took out some desserts. He offered some to the American.

"What is it?" asked the American.

"Sweet of India!" replied the old man.

After the meal, everyone was settling down when there was a loud "Pooooooooot!" from the uncle.

"What was that?" asked the American in disgust.

The old man replied coolly, "That's Air India!"

(no offences AIR INDIA!!!)

Passengers From Hell...!!!

With air travel, the irritation are numerous: tiresome delays, bad food and long queues, not to mention your fellow passengers! The Most Annoying Types are:

1. The Oblivious Parent
The kid kick your seat from take-off to touchdown, but these parent might as well be on another plane.

2. The Space Invader
The armrest hogs whose arms, knees and legs invade your personal space.

3. The Biohazard
Sneezing, sniffling and sweating, this bloke should wear a HAZMAT(hazardous material) sticker on his lapel.

4. The Chatterboxes
From their divorce to their dental work, they're the tell-all talkers-and you're their captives audience.

5. The smelly-food Snacker
Kimchi (a strong smelling Korean dish) is delicious. So is strong cheese and garlic. But that close to your face?

6. The Carry-all
She's filled the entire overhead locker luggage compartment, and the space in front of YOUR seat, with all her stuff.

7. The Self-entitled
He treats the flight attendants as personal servants, with a trigger-finger on the call-button (i like doing this...hehe.. :P)

8. The Seat Swapper
They troll the cabin trying to "trade-up" or give you their best puppy eyes and plead, "Can you let us sit together?"

9. The Nervous Wreck
She whimpers over every sound and shudder, white-knuckling it all the way.

10. The Entertainment Director
He's blasting his tunes or watching car-chase movies on his laptop, and you can't change the channel.

HAHAHAHA.....So people...think twice before u purchase your flight tickets...kih3... :XD

10 Easy Ways To Be Your Own Doctor...!!!

Essentially there are four things you should monitor everyday to make sure you are living healthily: the amount of fruits and vegetables you ate that day (fresh produce); whether you walked and were active; whether you got 15 minutes of laughter and fun time for yourself; and whether you got enough beans, grains and other high-fibre foods. If you can say you did well on all four, then your day has been extremely healthy.


Then, with your partner (or a really close friend), conduct a head-to-toe check, looking for any new moles, changed moles, suspicious spots or rashes. Be sure to check your scalp, between your toes and fingers, and also the underside of your arms.


There are three good ways to tell if you're not getting enough sleep. First, do you require an alarm clock to wake you up most mornings? Second, do you become drowsy in the afternoon to the point that it affects what you're doing? Third, do you doze off shortly after eating dinner? If the answer to any of these is YES, you need more sleep. An average sleeping hours require for a normal adult human is about eight(8) hours a day.

This is especially important for women as a way of assessing posture and skeletal health. A decrease in stature can be as informative as a change in a bone density test for monitoring your overall bone health.

It may sound weird, but it's useful health indicator. Your urine should be a clear, straw colour; if it's dark or smells strong, you may not be getting enough fluids.


Women with poor Heart Rate Recovery (HRR) after exercise has twice the risk of having a heart attack within ten years as those who has normal HRR. Next time you exercise, like a strenuous 20-minute walk or jog, count your heartbeats for 15 seconds immediately afterwards, then multiply the result by four to get your heart rate. Sit down and wait two minutes before checking again. Subtract the second number from the first. If it's under 55, your HRR is higher than normal.

You will be prone to foot damage, so examine your feet carefully for any blisters, fungus, peeling skin, cuts or bruises. Because people with diabetes often have some nerve damage in extremities such as the feet, these daily self-examinations give critical clues as to how well you're monitoring your blood sugar and if you might have nerve damage.

If you're over 40, you can request a full cardiovascular screening assessment for future heart attacks and strokes risks. You can also request one if you're under 40 with a strong family history of heart attack or stroke. Blood cholesterol levels are just one of several factors that need to be measured and assessed, along with smoking status, blood glucose level, ECG results and blood pressure. Normal cholesterol levels do not necessarily mean that your overall cardiovascular risk is normal.


There are two readings; the first one is called as the systolic(contraction of the atria) and the second one is known as the diastolic(relaxation of the ventricles). The normal BP level is 120/80 mmhg...However if the systolic pressure value is above 140 and the diastolic pressure value is above 90..then you will need a through medical checkup.


If your hair's falling out, the level of ferritin in your blood may be low (an indication of how much iron your body is storing).

So friends i hope you all would benefit from this steps of how to carry out a self-examine on yourself...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


Kai Tak Airport was the international airport of Hong Kong from 1925 until 1998. It was officially known as the Hong Kong International Airport from 1954 to July 6, 1998, when it was closed and replaced by the new Hong Kong International Airport at Chek Lap Kok, 30 km to the west.[1] It is often known as Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport or simply Kai Tak, to distinguish it from its successor which is often referred to as Chek Lap Kok Airport.

The airport was home to Hong Kong's international carrier Cathay Pacific, as well as regional carrier Dragonair, freight airline, Air Hong Kong and Hong Kong Airways. With numerous skyscrapers and mountains located to the north and its only runway jutting out into Victoria Harbour, landings at the airport were infamously difficult.

Kai Tak was located on the north side of Kowloon Bay in Kowloon, Hong Kong. The vicinity is surrounded by rugged mountains. Less than 10 km to the north and northeast is a range of hills reaching an altitude of 2,000 ft (610 m). To the east of the runway, the hills are less than 5 km away. Immediately to the south of the airport is Victoria Harbour, and further south is Hong Kong Island with hills up to 2,100 ft (640 m).

When Kai Tak closed there was only one runway in use, numbered 13/31 and oriented southeast/northwest (134/314 degrees true, 136/316 degrees magnetic). The runway was made by reclaiming land from the harbour and had been extended several times since its initial construction. The runway was 3,390 m long when the airport closed.

At the northern end of the runway, buildings rose up to six stories just across the road. The other three sides of the runway were surrounded by Victoria Harbour. The low altitude maneuver required to line up with the runway was so spectacular that some passengers claimed to have glimpsed the flickering of televisions through apartment windows along the final approach.

Closure and Legacy of Kai Tak Airport
The new airport officially opened on 6 July 1998. In a testament to logistical planning, all essential airport supplies and vehicles that were left in the old airport for operation (some of the non-essential ones had already been transported to the new airport),were transported to Chek Lap Kok in one early morning with a single massive move. Kai Tak was subsequently closed, transferring its ICAO and IATA airport codes to the replacement airport at Chek Lap Kok.

On July 6, 1998 at 01:28, after the last aircraft departed for Chek Lap Kok, Kai Tak was finally retired as an airport. After 77 years of breathtaking landings, the final entries made in the control tower log book were simple, short and un-ceremonial:

* The last arrival: Dragonair KA841 from Chongqing (A320-200) landed runway 13 at 23:38
* The last departure: Cathay Pacific CX251 to London Heathrow (A340) took off from runway 13 at 00:02

A small ceremony celebrating the end of the airport was held inside the control tower after the last flight took off. A small speech was given, and the controller's last words as he switched off the runway lights were simply, "Goodbye Kai Tak, and thank you".

The passenger terminal was later used for government offices, automobile dealerships and showrooms, a go-kart racecourse, a bowling alley, a snooker hall, a golf range and other recreational facilities. Government reports later revealed that Chek Lap Kok airport was not completely ready to be opened to the public despite trial runs held. Water supply and sewage were not installed completely. Telephones were available but the lines were not connected. The baggage system did not undergo extensive troubleshooting and passenger baggage as well as cargo, much of which was perishable, were lost. The government decided to temporarily reactivate Kai Tak's cargo terminal to minimize the damage caused by a software bug in the new airport's cargo handling system.

The runway was used as a venue for Celine Dion's January 25, 1999 concert on her Let's Talk About Love Tour. Between December 2003 and January 2004, the passenger terminal was demolished.

Many aviation enthusiasts were upset at the demise of Kai Tak because of the unique runway 13 approach. As private aviation is not allowed at Chek Lap Kok (moved to Sek Kong Airfield), some enthusiasts had lobbied to keep around 1 km of the Kai Tak runway for general aviation, but the suggestion was rejected as the Government had planned to build a new cruise terminal at Kai Tak.[15]

The name Kai Tak is one of the names submitted by Hong Kong used in the lists of tropical cyclone names in the northwest Pacific Ocean.

Runway 13 approach
Layout of Kai Tak Airport prior to its 1998 closure
The "Checkerboard Hill" , which was a major navigational aid for the Runway 13 approach, as seen from Kowloon Tsai Park.

The landing approach using runway 13 at Kai Tak was spectacular and world-famous. To land on runway 13, an aircraft first took a descent heading northeast. The aircraft would pass over the crowded harbour, and then the very densely populated areas of Western Kowloon. This leg of the approach was guided by an IGS (Instrument Guidance System, a modified ILS) after 1974.

Upon reaching a small hill marked with a checkerboard in red and white, used as a visual reference point on the final approach (in addition to the middle marker on the Instrument Guidance System), the pilot need to make a 47° visual right turn to line up with the runway and complete the final leg. The aircraft would be just two nautical miles (3.7 km) from touchdown, at a height of less than 1,000 feet (300 m) when the turn was made. Typically the plane would enter the final right turn at a height of about 650 feet (200 m) and exit it at a height of 140 feet (43 m) to line up with the runway. This maneuver has become widely known in the piloting community as the "Hong Kong Turn" or "Checkerboard Turn".

Landing the runway 13 approach was already difficult with normal crosswinds since even if the wind direction was constant, it was changing relative to the aeroplane during the 47° visual right turn. The landing would become even more challenging when crosswinds from the northeast were strong and gusty during typhoons. The mountain range northeast of the airport also makes wind vary greatly in both speed and direction. From a spectator's point of view, watching large Boeing 747s banking at low altitudes and taking big crab angles during their final approaches was quite thrilling. Despite the difficulty, the runway 13 approach was nonetheless used most of the time due to the prevailing wind direction in Hong Kong.

Due to the turn in final approach, ILS was not available for runway 13 and landings had to follow a visual approach. This made the runway unusable in low visibility conditions.

Runway 31 approach

Landings on runway 31 were just like those on other normal runways where ILS landing was possible. Since the taxiway next to the runway would have been occupied by aircraft taxiing for takeoff, landing traffic could only exit the runway right at the end.

Runway 31 departure
When lined up for takeoff on runway 31, Lion Rock and Mt. Parker would be right in front of the aircraft. The aircraft had to make a sharp 65-degree left turn soon after takeoff to avoid the hills (a reverse of what landing traffic would do on Runway 13).

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Aviation Humour...!!!


Santa Claus, like all pilots, gets regular visits from the Federal Aviation Administration, and the FAA examiner arrived last week for the pre-Christmas flight check.

In preparation, Santa had the elves wash the sled and bathe all the reindeer. Santa got his log book out and made sure all his paperwork was in order. He knew they would examine all his equipment and truly put Santa's flying skills to the test.

The examiner walked slowly around the sled. He checked the reindeer harnesses, the landing gear, and even Rudolph's nose. He painstakingly reviewed Santa's weight and balance calculations for sled's enormous payload. Finally, they were ready for the check ride. Santa got in and fastened his seat belt and shoulder harness and checked the compass.

Then the examiner hopped in carrying, to Santa's surprise, a shotgun.

"What's that for?!?" Asked Santa incredulously.

The examiner winked and said, "I'm not supposed to tell you this ahead of time," as he leaned over to whisper in Santa's ear, "but you're gonna lose an engine on takeoff."


"This is Captain Sinclair speaking. On behalf of my crew I'd like to welcome you aboard British Airways flight 602 from New York to London. We are currently flying at a height of 35,000 feet midway across the Atlantic.

"If you look out of the windows on the starboard side of the aircraft, you will observe that both the starboard engines are on fire.

"If you look out of the windows on the port side, you will observe that the port wing has fallen off.

"If you look down towards the Atlantic ocean, you will see a little yellow life raft with three people in it waving at you.

"That's me your captain, the co-pilot, and one of the air stewardesses. This is a recorded message. Have a good flight!"


Takeoff's are optional. Landings are mandatory.

Flying is not dangerous; crashing is dangerous.

Speed is life, altitude is life insurance. No one has ever collided with the sky.

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

Flying is the second greatest thrill known to man. Landing is the first!

Everyone knows a 'good' landing is one from which you can walk away. But a 'great landing is one after which you can use the airplane again.

The probability of survival is equal to the angle of arrival.

Was that a landing or were we shot down?

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

Trust your captain.... but keep your seat belt securely fastened.

Be nice to your first officer, he may be your captain at your next airline.

Any attempt to stretch fuel is guaranteed to increase headwind.

A pilot is a confused soul who talks about women when he's flying, and about flying when he's with a woman.

Try to keep the number of your landings equal to the number of your takeoffs.

There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold, pilots!

Gravity never loses! The best you can hope for is a draw!

Gravity SUCKS!!

If you push the stick forward, the houses get bigger. If you pull the stick back, they get smaller. That is, unless you keep pulling the stick back, then they get bigger again.

The only time you have too much fuel is when you're on fire.

It's always better to be down here wishing you were up there than up there wishing you were down here.

The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.

When in doubt, hold on to your altitude. No one has ever collided with the sky.

Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

You know you've landed with the wheels up if it takes full power to taxi to the ramp.

Never let an aircraft take you somewhere your brain didn't get to five minutes earlier.

Stay out of clouds. The silver lining everyone keeps talking about might be another airplane going in the opposite direction. Reliable sources also report that mountains have been known to hide out in clouds.

There are three simple rules for making a smooth landing. Unfortunately no one knows what they are.

You start with a bag full of luck and an empty bag of experience. The trick is to fill the bag of experience before you empty the bag of luck.

Helicopters can't fly; they're just so ugly the earth repels them.

If all you can see out of the window is ground that's going round and round and all you can hear is commotion coming from the passenger compartment, things are not at all as they should be.

In the ongoing battle between objects made of aluminum going hundreds of miles per hour and the ground going zero miles per hour, the ground has yet to lose.

Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment.

It's always a good idea to keep the pointy end going forward as much as possible.
Keep looking around. There's always something you've missed.

The three most useless things to a pilot are the altitude above you, runway behind you, and a tenth of a second ago.


A blond gets on a plane and goes up to first-class.

The flight attendant tells her that she will have to move back; her ticket is not for first class. The blond says, "I'm blond, I'm beautiful, and I'm going to California."

The main flight attendant is brought in and explains that she will have to move.

The blond says, "I'm blond, I'm beautiful, and I'm going to California."

The attendants tell the pilot. He comes in and looks the situation over. He leans over and whispers something to the blond and she gets up immediately and moves out of first class.

The attendants are flabbergasted, "What did you say to her?"

"I just told her that this section of the plane doesn't go to California."

History Of Aviation...!!!


 Aviation is defined as the design, manufacture, use, or operation of aircraft - in which the term aircraft refers to any vehicle capable of flight. Aircraft can either be heavier-than-air or lighter-than-air: lighter-than-air craft including balloons and airships, and heavier-than-air craft including airplanes, autogiros, gliders, helicopters, and ornithopters.

      For centuries man has dreamed to soar with the birds. Famous inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, John Stringfellow, and Lawrence Hargrave have conjured up ideas of how to get some of the strangest machines to fly long before the Wright brothers' famous first flight at Kitty Hawk.


  The first form of an aircraft was the kite, designed in the 5th century BC. Later on in the 13th century, Roger Bacon, an English monk, performed studies which later gave him the idea that air could support a craft just like water supports boats. In the 16th century, Leonardo da Vinci studied birds' flight, and later produced the airscrew and the parachute. The airscrew, leading to the propeller later on, and the parachute were tremendously important contributions to aviation. He envisioned three different types of heavier-than-air craft: the helicopter, glider, and ornithopter (a machine with mechanical wings which flap to mimic a bird). Although Leonardo's designs were impractical, seeing they required human muscular power which was insufficient to generate flight with the aircraft he envisioned, he was vital to aviation because he was the first to make scientific suggestions.


 Some of the more credible developments in actual flight and stability occurred in the 19th century. British Sir George Cayley designed a combined helicopter and horizontally propelled aircraft, and British Francis Herbert Wenham used wind tunnels in his studies and predicted the application of multiple wings placed above each other. Another famous inventor was John Stringfellow, who designed a steam-engine powered aircraft which was launched from a wire. This model demonstrated lift but failed to actually climb. Lawrence Hargrave, a British-born Australian inventor, created a rigid-wing aircraft with flapping blades operated by a compressed-air motor; it flew 312 ft (95m) in 1891. A famous glider developer in the 19th century was Jean Marie Le Bris, a Frenchman who tested a glider with movable wings. Alexander Graham Bell's Tetrahedral Kite       Kites also played an important role in the development of aviation: they could be used to test aerodynamics and flight stability. Lawrence Hargrave first created the box kite in 1893, and Alexander Graham Bell developed a gigantic passenger-carrying tetrahedral-celled kite from 1895 to 1910. Some of the most important full-scale model flight attempts were made by Samuel Langley, who created the first heavier-than-air, gasoline-powered engine which actually flew. The 'aerodrome', which he called it, was powered by a 53 horsepower 5-cylinder radial engine and later crashed into the Potomac river on December 1903 -- days before the Wrights' historic flight.

      Throughout this century, major developments would give inventors a sound basis in experimental aerodynamics, although stability and control required for sustained flight had not been acquired. Most importantly, inventors noticed that successful, powered flight required light gasoline engines instead of the cumbersome steam engines previously used.


first manned flight in history: December 17, 1903. At 10:35 a.m. The 
distance covered was 120 feet, time aloft was 12 seconds.       From 1903 to today, it's remarkable how far aviation has come. On December 17, 1903, at 10:35 a.m., the Wright brothers (Orville at the controls) made the first heavier-than-air, machine-powered flight which lasted 12 seconds and spanned 120 feet. Their first flight was 102 feet short of the wingspan of the C-5 Galaxy today, yet they did what every man and woman has dreamed for centuries … they flew. Yet, not all flights were victorious, on September 17, their aircraft crashed, injuring Orville and his passenger (Lieutenant Thomas E. Selfridge). Selfridge later died of a concussion and was the first person to be killed in a powered airplane. Yet the show went on and Wilbur went to France in August 1908; on December 31, 1908, he completed a 2 hour 20 minute flight which demonstrated full control over his Flyer. The Flyer was purchased on August 2 and became the first successful military airplane. It remained in service for around two years and was retired to the Smithsonian Institution where it rests today.

      Well-known in the aviation field by this time, Glenn Hammond Curtiss won the first American award, the Scientific American Trophy, for an airplane flight when he flew the 'June Bug' 5090 ft (1552m) in 1 min 42.5 sec on July 4, 1908. Curtiss also went on to win the first international speed event, at about 47mph (75.6 km/h), on August 28, 1910. He also became the first American to develop and fly a seaplane -- the first successful seaplane flight having been done by Henri Fabre of France on March 28, 1910.

      Before World War I, airplane design greatly improved. Pusher biplanes (two-winged airplanes with the engine and propeller behind the wing) were succeeded by tractor biplanes (two-winged airplanes with the engine and propeller in front of the wing). Monoplane designs were rare, and when World War I began, huge biplane bombers with two to four engines were developed. Airmail was also started, although it only lasted a week. The first airmail officially approved by the U.S. Post Office Department began on September 23, 1911, and the pilot (Earle Ovington) would carry the mail on his legs and tossed the bag overboard when he reached his destination. Also in 1911, the first transcontinental flight across the U.S. was completed by Calbraith P. Rodgers. His flight from New York to California took 3 days, 10 hours, and 14 minutes, and was by a Wright aircraft.


      Between 1919 and 1926, some amazing progress in record breaking for aviation took place. Captain E. F. White made a nonstop flight from Chicago to New York (727 mi - 1170km) in 1919, and Lieutenant Oakley Kelly and Lieutenant John A. Macready made the first nonstop transcontinental flight from May 2 to May 3, 1923. This flight was made from Roosevelt Field, Long Island to Rockwell Field, San Diego. The first round-the-world flight was made from April 6 to September 28, 1924. Also in 1919, the first nonstop transatlantic flight was made by John William Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown on June 14 to June 15. It took a little over 16 hours to complete and they won the "London Daily Mail" prize of $50,000.

      Mail delivery also took a major turn during these years. In 1925, Congress passed the Kelly Air Mail act which authorized the Post Office Department to contract with air-transport operators. This made it possible to transport U.S. mail by air; after this, 14 domestic airmail companies were created in 1926.


      During World War II, aircraft became a decisive factor in warfare. The largest operator of all international airlines in operation at this time was Pan American Airways. Pan American served 46 countries and colonies linking all continents and nearly all oceans. Small aircraft production increased significantly. Before World War II only about 193,000 people were employed in the aviation industry, and during 1941 the number increased to 450,000; also, around 3,375,000 passengers were transported by 18 U.S. airlines at this time, around 1 million more than in 1940. Airmail and express cargo would also increase by around 30 percent. But by the end of World War II, a new frontier of flight would take shape, jet and rocket propelled aircraft.


      After World War II and by 1947 all the basic technology needed for aviation had been developed: jet propulsion, aerodynamics, radar, etc. Civilian aircraft orders drastically increased from 6,844 in 1941 to 40,000 by the end of 1945. One of the minor military contractors was the Boeing Company who later became the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world. With all the new technologies developed by this time, airliners were larger, faster, and featured pressurized cabins. New aerodynamic designs, metals, and power plants would result in high-speed turbojet airplanes. These planes would later be able to fly supersonically and make transoceanic flights regularly.

 first airplane to circumnavigate the earth nonstop on a single load of 
fuel was the Voyager.       One of the more famous record-breaking flights around this time was the Voyager, developed by Burt Rutan. The aircraft held 1,200 gallons (4500 liters) of fuel in its 17 fuel tanks. It weighed about 9,750 lb (4420 kg) at takeoff and only 1,858 lb (840kg) upon landing. The flight, maintaining an average speed of 115.8 mph (186.3 km/h), lasted 9 days, 3 minutes, 44 seconds and covered 25,012 miles (40254 km) and was completed in December 1986.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

1st semester...!!!

hey guys...
as usual im going to share wut happen in the first semester....huk3...

Well being the only Indian guy in the what im use to it...I'm surrounded by 37 students...gals n boys...amazingly there is only 7 boys in ma class(good) haha... i was then elected as the CLass Rep...
This semester is the thoughfest sem because it contains all the basics about human anatomy and their relation to one another...which every student should learn by hard(well..not of them do)...
Memories should be as sharp as a needle blade...because as i told...theres many things to be memorised...

ANATOMY: O gosh...this is the subject im waiting to explore...because it is a fundamental thing that every medical student should know it well...starting was good...but as time passes...owh...its damn difficult...arghghg....assignments here and there...the difficult part is especially when it comes to the BRAIN, NERVE, and BONE section.....luckily my lecterur was good at was fun studying this subject...

APLLIED ANATOMY: uh??? the word anatomy is still appearing in ma dictionary....
well...lecturer entered the classroom and started to introduce the subject...(i was thinking to's interesting)...
It's about the study of disease related to human body and function....

PHYSIOLOGY: ermmm...haha...nothing much to say here...the subject is tough also la..and the lecturer was kinda...well u noe ryte..haha...but when it comes to explaining things and stuff..he will be damn serious...this subject is about the function of all the systems in the human body.....

PHYSICS: same as in form 5..... :P

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE 1: haha...really love this subject..very very interesting one...its about human psychology...scored well for this...

ENGLISH: normal one only la...haha...

Well i took 6 subject in this was really a hard sem..really appreciate my lecturers...

Here comes scared...especially anatomy....

1 month later...guess what???
owh....this is one of the happiest moment in my life...even i accidently tore off the result slip because was in joy...

i got cant belive ma eyes...THANK GOD...tanxx to all ma lecurers and frens.... i guess thats all for now...see u in next semester...