In 2001, I was on a passenger jet that made an emergency landing shortly after takeoff. Right around the time we would have reached 10,000 feet, there was an "explosion" (I think?) in one of the engines. After landing, the pilot told us what it was, but I can't remember. Help me remember the term? [more inside]
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. So we actually already have flying cars, they're called helicopters. But why aren't there any helicopters that use jet turbines instead of rotors for lift? I'm not talking about turboshafts or tip jets, but actual turbines like in a jet plane. They would look more like a car and people would shut up already about this flying car nonsense. Thanks.
So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it.
Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
How much jet fuel does it take to get from Vancouver to Beijing? [more inside]
I'm currently looking for work in Japan. I'm scouring the internet, Dave's ESL cafe, ALT (assistant language teacher) listings and am not really looking for help in that respect. If you have any suggestions however, I am happy to hear more. The only exception would be if anyone knows of any Eikaiwa (Private school) jobs or any forums that post job listings..
It is my question that since the work is not always steady and there is the possibility I would go there just to tutor, there is waaay too much flux in my ability to pay for rent. I need help figuring outside work.
Outside of selling Japanese items around the world, I'm trying to figure out ways to make money with a general skill set. I'm vocal enough and confident in my speaking ability so I figure I can lead tour groups on my free time and post the listings on craigslist. I'm also looking into working as a waiter or dishwasher, but I was hoping for some help generating ideas.
PS - I alreadly have information on career cross and gaijin pot. If anyone knows any temp agencies are teacher employment agencies, that would be appreciated as well.
I'm completing my last year on the JET Programme and am interested in learning about teaching jobs and alternative licensing programs open to about-to-be-finished-with-JET seekers of teaching positions. [more inside]
Why were airplanes flying the wrong way over LA today? [more inside]
IF, tomorrow, the world switched to blimps from jets for all but emergency travel, how much fuel would we save? [more inside]
JET (teaching English in Japan) vs AmeriCorps (cool community stuff in my city). Or, how do you decide between two paths that seem comparably engaging/difficult/unknown? [more inside]
Can I arrange for/purchase a jet fighter flyover for my event? [more inside]
Our 6-month-old daughter has jet lag following a 13-hour flight home from vacation. While on holiday she seemed to recover fairly quickly but since we've returned she has been up all night for days. Any ideas on how to get her regular sleep pattern (10pm-6am) back on track?
I'm pretty sure I just saw a C-5 Galaxy
on the runway at SFO. Did I? [more inside]
What is Jet Li wearing in Lethal Weapon 4? [more inside]
Help! We're at the cottage and we're having problems with the jet pump system. [more inside]
In what percentage of large passenger jet crashes are there any survivors? And on those occasions, what is the average survival rate?
Aviation buffs and antique enthusiasts: can you tell me anything about this brass figurine of a jet
? [more inside]
I want to fly with the Blue Angels. How? [more inside]
was that a UFO!?!?!?!?? [more inside]
JET Program-filter: I got accepted outright to the JET Programme (i.e. foreigners teaching ESL to Japanese public school kids). However, my girlfriend got waitlisted. If we both still send in the "acceptance" form, with each other still checked as "want to be housed with partner," will my outright acceptance and her affiliation with me get her bumped up on the waiting list? [more inside]
If I was on one of the jetBlue flights that sat on the tarmac for nine hours and I demanded to be let off the plane, isn't it against the law if they detain me? [more inside]
I need to choose my top three choices for locations in Japan for the Jet Programme. Can you help me choose something that meets my needs? [more inside]
My wife and I are moving to Mexico in August for a year. We are concerned about getting our dog there by air. Has anyone done this and what would you recommend? [more inside]
What should I do and where should I go when I flee the country? [more inside]
Looking for 11x17 color printer that would do precise front and back printing [more inside]
I'm considering teaching English in Asia. [more inside]