I Don’t Know About You, But I Just Like Walking Around Saying “Ningaloo” Over And Over Again
You have to have a heart of stone not to enjoy saying Ningaloo.
From the YouTube page:
Clouds are a rare sight at Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia – we have about 330 days of sunshine with blue skies each year.
A good friend of mine, who owns a Microlight flight school up here, took me for a spin around some beautiful cloud formation in his Airborne XT912. Apart from a little bumpy take-off and landing, conditions were an absolute joy and we decided to go up to 10,000 feet.
The views of the cape and the reef were just spectacular, and with some cool tunes playing over the inter-com we could have stayed up forever.
Nice. About a century ago, people got the wacky idea that most everybody might like to ride around in an automobile. Fifty years later, we got the wacky idea that average people might like to fly to remote destinations on an airliner. Now guys are starting their own air forces and space programs.
2 thoughts on “I Don’t Know About You, But I Just Like Walking Around Saying “Ningaloo” Over And Over Again”
um, 10K feet in a lawn boy powered $50,000 lawn chair. I think I ‘ll pass.
[i]Now guys are starting their own air forces and space programs.[/i]
That’s not far from the truth either. I know amateur rocket launchers who have actually reached space – well, ok not in the sense that you might think, but over the Karman Line which is the generally accepted point (about 100 Km/62 miles) at which space begins in the Thermosphere. In fact, I know one family of rocketeers who actually had plans to launch their own satellite complete with transponder to ping radio signals off of. Never got clearance though – too much bureaucracy to plow though.
As to air forces – yep – ultralights and sport planes. I’m a rotary wing guy myself, but even there, you can pick up a used R-22 in decent shape for $50 or about the same price as a Escalade.
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