Monthly Archives: February 2008

Boeing Dreamliner 777 stunt – low flyby by Cathy Pacific pilot

What’s better than getting a new car? How about a new plane?

 Cathy Pacific bought a fleet of the latest Boeing 777-300ER and recently took delivery of the plane with an estimated cost up to US$253 million per plane. In the cockpit of one of the planes was Captain Ian Wilkinson.

Captain Ian took the plane for a joy ride, literally. He did a 322mph flyby at 28 feet over the 9,000-foot runway at Paine Field, a regional airport located next to Boeing’s Everett facilities, the manufacturing site of the new 777-300 he was flying to Hong Kong.

He was fired from his job. It was reported that he was congratulated initially until the video circulated the internet and it caught the attention of Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Authority. It was also covered on CNN. 

About the 777-300ER
The 777-300ER is the Extended Range (ER) version of the 777-300 and contains many modifications, including the GE90-115B engines, which are the world’s most powerful jet engine with 115,300 lbf (513 kN) thrust. (wikipedia)

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12 foot ladder sticking out from a car window on Interstate 59 in Texas

Once in a while, you will find a funny pictures about people doing some stupid circus act but this takes the cake for being funny and dangerous at the same time.

Amazing that he did not take out a lot of cars (or cause a major accident) in his dumb act. This guy was driving on Interstate 59 in Houston.

 Picture taken by a local Houstonian. 

Big Brother Google will store your medical records

With Google expanding into new areas, this is just another area where they plan to expand into… Patients’ Health Record will be stored online by Google.

On Feb 21, 2008 Google announced that they will launch a pilot project will involve 1,500 to 10,000 patients at the Cleveland Clinic who volunteered to an electronic transfer of their personal health records so they can be retrieved through Google’s new service, which won’t be open to the general public.

Google Inc. will begin storing the medical records of a few thousand people as it tests a long-awaited health service that’s likely to raise more concerns about the volume of sensitive information entrusted to the Internet search leader.

Each health profile, including information about prescriptions, allergies and medical histories, will be protected by a password that’s also required to use other Google services such as e-mail and personalized search tools.