I fly 747s for a living. Here are the amazing things I see every day

So much remains to be discovered (or revealed-you choose)

Posted by REM at May 6, 2016 2:39 PM

He scratched the surface. You have to do it to really understand it. (Aviated all over the western hemisphere in the '50s-'60s.)

Posted by BillH at May 7, 2016 6:51 AM

It's a wonderful thing to wake up from a long and deep sleep and be reminded, as this short article does, of the wonderful phenomena that exist on this tiny planet.

Articles like this help me stop for a moment and realize that despite the problems of this world, there exists wonderful things above and below that have more vitality and meaning.

Posted by Jack at May 7, 2016 7:31 AM

Sure looks like an Airbus wingtip though, in the headline photo.

Boeing uses a much larger, upward curving "shark-fin" type winglet, while Airbus uses that dual-vaned vortex dissapator type of device, as pictured.

If you're still in touch with Capt. Dave of the much-missed FL-390 blog, might he clear that up for the record?

Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

/analretentive jerk

Posted by Jim at May 7, 2016 12:18 PM

Psalm 139, a part:

5 You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?

8 If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.

9 If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,

10 Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.

Posted by Mikey NTH at May 8, 2016 8:01 PM