Among professional aviators, there's a well-worn saying: Flying is simply hours of boredom punctuated by moments of stark terror. And yet, I don't recall too many periods of boredom during my 30-year career with Lockheed, most of which was spent as a test pilot.
"My aircraft disintegrated around me at Mach3, 78,000ft" (hat tip to Dan Kuper for the link)Air France 447 - AFR447 - A detailed meteorological analysis - Satellite and weather data
for the data junkies - very nice seeming piece of work [h/t james fallows' blog]
V. dense and technical. The feedback from pilots and meteorologists is particularly interesting.planecrash960.gif (GIF Image, 960x3479 pixels)
Infographic - Reduce your odds of dying in a plane crash
Airline safety data visualization showing relative likelihood of fatality from plane to plane & airline to airline. Also shows that sitting in the rear is safest.
Your odds of dying in a plane crash.Plugins | jQuery Plugins
Worlds best plugin? http://bit.ly/c09BhE /via @jonathansulo
:^) RT @jonathansulo: Världens bästa plugin: http://bit.ly/c09BhEManiacal Rage
The tumblelog of Garrett Murray.
A ton of funny Photoshop CS4 crash reports.
It started dying so often that he got REALLY creative with his crash descriptions.
""At one point, around noon, I started hallucinating. I suddenly found myself in an alterate [sp] universe...it was insane. The oceans were purple, we used Converse sneakers as currency, and Photoshop never crashed. Then I snapped back and saw this dialogue.""