Posts for flying

And Now, Here’s Video of Roy Halladay Flying a Plane

Jim Adair - June 17, 2014

The video above, of Roy Halladay flying a plane better than I’ll ever be able to, was filmed by a GoPro hanging on the wing. It’s silent and actually pretty soothing, until my fear of flying takes over. But somehow, while I’m terrified on flights and don’t trust pilots with decades of experience, I trust Roy Halladay.

Also, I prefer my pilots to be kinda bad at using Twitter, just like Roy Halladay.

h/t Zoo with Roy

Some F$%king Crazies Commissioned a Plane to Fly Above Penn State Today and Demand Joe Paterno’s Statue be Taken Down

Kyle Scott - July 17, 2012

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Pic via (@Ben_Jones88)

Reminders of Joe Paterno are slowly disappearing. Last Thursday, Nike removed his name from their Child Development Center. Yesterday, students changed the name of student-tent area outside Beaver Stadium from Paternoville to Nittanyville

Today, more: Paterno’s alma mater, Brown, removed his named from coaching position and student-athlete award.

But one glaring reminder of Paterno, his life and career is still on exhibit: his statue. Its existence is at the center of a fairly silly debate in a situation loaded with misfortunes. A hunk of bronze that has no impact on the lives on anyone. It should come down, though. At best, it’s a distraction. At worst, offensive. Police are currently guarding the monument until the University can figure out what to do (on Sunday, they said it would remain, for now). And perhaps that’s a good thing… because these folks mean business:

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Pic via (@NabilKMark)

Yep, that’s an airplane banner. Flying over Penn State today. Demanding Joe Paterno’s statue be taken down.

No word on who is responsible (the owner of the plane won't say who the client is). Perhaps an enraged donor. Or aviation enthusiasts from Ohio State. Or pledges from Lambda Epsilon Omega, following the request of The Godather. Maybe Blue is in there. Maybe he’s going to parachute down and take out the statue in a form of old man vigilante justice. Dust in the wind, motherfucker! YOU’RE MY BOY, BLUE! We really don’t know. But they’re probably pretty fucking crazy. We’ll keep you updated.

H/T The Philly Post