Thursday, November 25, 2010

A reminder that today and everyday I have the freedom to write and say anything I want here about anything about anyone.  What I chose to say is: There will be empty chairs and empty dishes at someone's dinner table today around the World. Thank You! to our Veterans & Enlisted Service Men & Women around the World today and everyday. Please share their memories of past so they can live on for generations to come for their appreciation of their sacrifices for our freedom. I am Thankful, Happy Thanksgiving to ALL-Pete

Friday, November 5, 2010

Shuttle Team to Look at GUCP, Foam Crack Issues

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 02:32:40 PM EDT

Technicians will retrieve the ground umbilical carrier plate at Launch Pad 39A and begin a close look at it over the weekend after a leak in the apparatus prompted a scrub of Friday's launch attempt for space shuttle Discovery. Mike Leinbach, shuttle launch director, said the liftoff was postponed until no earlier than Nov. 30 so engineers could have time to consider the problem and inspect the GUCP more closely.

Mission managers also will look closely at a crack in the external tank foam that developed as supercold liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen were being drained from the tank. The 15-story tall, orange external tank shrinks and expands as its temperature changes from the effects of the propellants. That change can cause the foam insulation on the outside of it to crack.

Mike Moses, chair of the Mission Management Team, said the crack did not develop until after the launch attempt was called off. However, he said the team will analyze the crack carefully.

Discovery's next possible launch opportunity comes Nov. 30 at 4:05 a.m. EST.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Trip to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Forceat W.P.A.F.B 

Friday, August 20, 2010

N200AP Citation 750X

This was the former Business Jet of the famed Golfer Arnold Palmer, a 1996 Cessna Citation 750X. This was the first production aircraft off the assembly line for Mr. Palmer. It was created for a customer who was brokering this aircraft. This was painted in acrylic on canvas. 

Thursday, August 19, 2010

XB-70 part of the U.S. Air Force Art Program Collection

The XB-70 on its last flight into the sunset to (WPAFB). The XB-70's last flight was on 4th of February, 1969, to the USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH where it remains today.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Sop

This is a pencil drawing of a famous  WW I era bi-plane called a Sopwith camel.
This was drawn at the Reinbeck Aerodrome in Reinbeck, NY in 1997.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Derek's 1981 Honda CM400E

Convinced by my son ''D" that I was capable of painting Motorbikes the same as I paint Aircraft took me right out of my comfort zone , but the end result was just plane Fantastic and rewarding.