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You Can Now Sign Up to Buy Your Own Hybrid-Electric Plane — Robb Report

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This week at the EAA AirVenture aviation “celebration” in Oshkosh, Wis., Ampaire is accepting letters of intent from general-aviation pilots for its Electric EEL hybrid-electric aircraft. The EEL is a retrofit six-seat Cessna 337 Skymaster with a conventional-combustion engine plus an electric-motor/battery-pack drivetrain. The company reports that it already has more than a dozen letters of interest from regional airlines and charter providers.

Los Angeles company Ampaire is offering its hybrid-electric Electric EEL aircraft to general-aviation pilots starting this week.

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Hybrid Propulsion for Aircraft — The Transport Journal

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The global aviation industry generates 2.4% of total carbon di oxide and 12% of all green house gases. However, the need to meet weight and safety regulations does not allow development of a completely alternate means of propulsion for several decades. However, there is hope in hybrid technology which may reduce carbon emission from the […]

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Love of two birds — Golu lodhi

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I am used to him, he needs me … I am indebted to him, he is worshiping me. How so, how can he come out from his heart .. I am his dream, he is right, my … !!

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The Tales Of A Bird — rabirius

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Birds can talk? Yes, some can and what tales they have to tell.

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January Birds — Roth Poetry

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

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Cold weather in January always brings the birds to my feeder. They bring me a lot of joy as I watch them gobbling down the sunflower seeds and millet. The Red Bellied Woodpecker and Mourning Dove share the feeder together. This is nice to see since birds are often very competitive for the food. Perhaps we could learn from them how to get along.

Woodpecker and dove,  Share my winter bird feeder,  A lesson for all

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Kim at d’Verse asked us to write a Haibun that talks about January and all it brings with it. I love my winter birds so I chose to write this one.

Come join us at: https://dversepoets.com

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Secret Fantasy — Source of Inspiration

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I have this secret fantasy that sneaks up on me at the most unexpected times. I would not dare act out this forbidden dream, not because of any virtue of mine, but rather because I expect the fantasy is better than the reality.

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Why Sunsets Are So Colorful From The Air 

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Source: Why Sunsets Are So Colorful From The Air | Boldmethod
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Seeing a sunset or sunrise from the cockpit is a view you’ll never forget. Here’s why they’re so stunning and full of color.

First, A Quick Review Of Sunlight

Sunlight, or visible light, can be thought of as a wave and a part of the electromagnetic spectrum. When the spectrum is split up, you see all the colors as a rainbow.

Each visible color has a different wavelength along the spectrum. Blue light has the shortest wavelength at 300 nanometers. Red light has the longest at 700 nanometers. As visible light passes through the Earth’s atmosphere, small particles in the air can scatter shorter wavelengths more efficiently, like what you see on the left side of the diagram below.

During the day, blue light is the primary wavelength that’s scattered in the atmosphere, and only a portion of the blue light is scattered. But when the sun is low in the sky during sunrise or sunset, all of that changes.

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“Scattering” Causes Colorful Sunsets

According to Steve Ackerman, a Meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, “because the sun is low on the horizon, sunlight passes through more air at sunset and sunrise than during the day, when the sun is higher in the sky. More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes. This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.”

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Red has the longest wavelength of any visible light, which is why the sun may appear red when setting directly on the horizon. The light has passed through the most atmosphere possible before reaching your eyes.

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Why Are Some Sunsets More Colorful Than Others?

According to National Geographic, you may see more vibrant sunsets based on the seasons. In the east, fall and winter create incredible sunsets because the air tends to be dryer and cleaner for the path of sunlight.

Pollution tends to mute and muddy the colors of sunsets because large particles in the lower atmosphere tend to have that effect. And in general, places with a lot of haze have less dramatic sunsets.

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Why Sunsets Look So Great From The Air

When you’re flying through layers during climb or descent, you’ll find the best sunsets where the sun is clearly visible between multiple layers of clouds.

When sunlight is sandwiched between cloud layers, it bounces off the clouds, further intensifying the sunset. That’s why sunsets often times seem more spectacular from the air.

On top of that, cloud layers can create dramatic shadows on the ground, or on other cloud layers.

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Where have you seen the best sunsets or sunrises? Tell us in the comments below.

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