Does it take forever to learn graffiti by heart and then master it later?
The most popular way to measure an aircraft’s altitude is by the number of wingspan “feet”, so in its basic form, that’s how much of the aircraft’s altitude the pilot can see. This gives a good indicator of how well the aircraft handles. However, if the aircraft is being operated within the atmosphere, where the air is thinner and therefore colder than on the ground, it would be impractical to measure without also measuring the ground-level air temperature. That’s where atmospheric thermometers (ATM) come in.
ATM’s use a combination of high-intensity ultraviolet light and infrared (IR) to measure the temperature on the ground, and are often used to determine whether or not the aircraft is operating at the appropriate altitude. Because of this, altitude-measuring ATMs are very popular among aviation enthusiasts and hobbyists for a variety of different purposes.
ATM’s are sometimes referred to as “flying thermometers” because they don’t require an outside source of power to operate. Instead, they can operate from an outdoor location, and typically operate at night, where the air is cooler. This is usually achieved with a portable infrared (IR) or ultraviolet (UV) light source, or an overhead lamp. At that time the user is able to operate the aerial thermometer from a safe distance.
“The fact that it was a terrorist attack and it caused casualties, that is actually a positive for us because it makes people think that more of this sort of thing must take place in the region in order to keep on fighting the terrorism,” he said, citing last year’s attack in Paris that left 130 at the offices of Charlie Hebdo.
Battlestar Galactica fans, have you seen the latest episode from Sci Fi?
I just watched “The Man With the Glasses” which aired yesterday on CBS and my thoughts on the new iteration of the franchise went right out the window, with a whole lot of screaming and cheering about a show I don’t particularly care for. The story, while interesting and original, I don’t care for and I don’t want to see again. Not even for the cliffhanger, which I can see the other reviewer at Cinefantastique calling ‘good cliffhanger’.
If you’ve ever gone out to see the show, you’ve probably experienced the following:
1), The whole show is set in a completely different galaxy but