|Pilatus PC-6 by JDrewes (see www.jandrewes.de), slight edit by Alvesgaspar - Own work. CC|
Now he's been doing a trivia post on Tuesdays for the last few weeks, but he did caution me that it wasn't going to be an every week kind of thing. That would take a lot of time to put together I would think.
What I failed to take into consideration was that while it might be 2200 (10 PM for you civilians - an alert reader noticed that I had this as 9 PM, fixed it*) in Little Rhody, it's only 1900 (7 PM FYC) in Sandy Eggo. Which gives Tuna ample time to put up a post for Tuesday even though it may be long after the Sarge's bedtime.
So for a brief time (about an hour) there were two posts up here at the Chant du Départ, one by Tuna, one by me. Rather than confuse the casual visitor I took my post (the one you're reading now) down and rescheduled it for Wednesday.
Like I told Tuna, "Oh me of little faith."
I have a somewhat "personal" post banging around inside my head, though I'm not sure if that will see the light of day. But it kept me rather preoccupied all of a Monday night. (A Monday upon which, I might add, Little Rhody got more snow. And rain. Then more snow. But on the upside, the local sports franchise won the "big game". I am still rather euphoric about that. And I'll bet you thought the Sarge was above all that, didn't ya? Non, mes amis, j'apprécie des sports, je n'est pas obsédée sur eux!)
But with all that pondering about what to write, if to write and how to write it, I wandered off into watching aircraft videos. As is my wont. That being said, I found the following video, which features that lovely bird in the opening photo. I've always thought the Pilatus was the "cat's meow" as far as looks and capabilities go. YMMV.
Now I'll warn you, this video is kind of long, like 47 minutes long. But the video quality is excellent and the flying is, let's say, "exciting."
FWIW, I know an old Knighthawk ("Kila") who flies commercially out there in Indonesia. He has some stories to tell. Pretty country. At least from the air. I'm guessing it's "hot and icky" down on the ground, as an old girlfriend of mine might put it.
* Remember, I was in the Air Force. A service loosely affiliated with the US military. Before you make fun of the Air Force, remember this - Chuck Norris. That is all...
To please the purists out there (you know who you are) I "corrected" the title of this post to the more standard usage. See here. Mea culpa... I know it's hard to believe, but I am "only" human.