What does "prate" mean?

What does "prate" mean?

From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prate:
To talk long and idly : CHATTER

Eno River Sunrise

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Airplanes and Movies Quiz

In addition to airplanes I also love movies, especially movies with airplanes.

Here is a list of movies that feature unusual airplanes (like the Northrop XB49 flying wing) or common airplanes that don't get any cinematic love (e.g. the Phantom).

See if you can match them up without using google.

Movie Airplane
1.  BAT*21
2.  Thunderball
3.  Top Gun
4.  Strategic Air Command
5.  War of the Worlds (1953)
6.  The Dambusters
7.  Fail Safe
8.  The Great Santini
9.  The Bridges at Toko-Ri
10. 633 Squadron
A.  Convair B58 Hustler
B.  Grumman F9F-2 Panther
C.  McDonnell Douglass F4 Phantom II
D.  Avro Lancaster
E.  Avro Vulcan
F.  de Havilland Mosquito
G.  Douglas A4 Skyhawk
H.  Douglas EB-66 Destroyer
I.  Convair B36 Peacemaker
J.  Northrop XB49

See here for the answers.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Visual Aviation Quiz

I am a fan of aviation and quizzes, so here is a combination of both.  I think that it is interesting, because the information you need is here. I don't think that Google or Wikipedia will help.

What do these four airplanes have in common?

1. Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

2. Douglas DC-3

3. Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II AKA Warthog


4. Boeing 737

Hints:  Here are some things the planes don't have in common:

  • Military or civilian - there are 2 of each
  • Engine count: 1 has a single engine, while the other 3 are twins
  • Engine type: 2 are piston-driven, 2 are jets
  • Nose wheel: two are "tail-draggers" while two have "tricycle" gear
  • Tail type: 1 has twin rudders, the others have single rudders
  • Manufacturer: all four are different
  • Vintage: 2 are from the 30s, 1 from the 60s, 1 from the 70s

Big Hint: When you look at the pictures, look down.

Answer: Please see this post.

A New Travel Blog

I have now moved my posts on travel to my new blog, "To All Gates."  Enjoy!