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The best Indian Food in London

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I had a layover in Crawley, just outside London which made me have a taste for the best food in England, Indian. It amazes me how good Indian food in England is so I am constantly looking for new places to recommend. I know, it’s a hard life. I saw a flyer in the ready room before my flight that said Saffron Lounge was rated 5 out of 5 stars and thought, “I’ll be the judge of that.

When the crew met up to debrief before we went out to have dinner, I told several of the crew I was going to try Indian. They knew I get the best tips but they wanted to stay at the hotel lounge and have the happy hour deal. BIG mistake. The Captain wanted to get out and said he would come with me but he didn’t like spicy food. I said we could handle that.

When we got to the restaurant, it was early and quite dead. I thought that I had made a mistake and the Captain was starting to dought my decision. The interior was very hip and very expensive looking so I grabed the menu to make sure the prices ween’t out of our leage. To my surprise, the meals started at 8 pounds so I fealt better.Both uf us ordered lamb, his was grilled and mine was stewed. I got a bowl of rice for another 2 pounds.

They brought us the meals with extra plates so we could share. This was a great Idea and another reason I love Indian Restaurants. The food was remarkable with a wonderful taste. Even thoug they were both lamb, each was so unique it was like eating totally different types of meat. When we finished up the meal, I had to say it was the best Idian I had ever eaten. The Captain said the same. This dosen’t mean I will stop looking, it just means I have another Great London Restaurant to add to

Green Aviation Equipment – Save Money and the Environment

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

‘Finally, a noise canceling headset that uses ships power instead of batteries.’ That’s what I thought when I picked up the Telex ANR 850 from Crew Outfitters. I had used headsets like this before but I was never able to keep up with the batteries it used. But now the question was how would it perform out on the line.
When I put it on for my 13 hour trip to Lagos Nigeria, the first thing I noticed was how light it was. Next I noticed how comfortable it was as opposed to the vice-like Vulcan Death Grip that larger headsets have. Then there was the amount of noise it cuts out. So much that it was hard to hear the other pilots in the cockpit.
Testing it out on a Boeing 767, it worked very well on intercom and P/A which made it score well on the issue of safety. Since the power of the noise cancellation comes from the microphone jack connection of the communication panel, when I tested the Oxygen Mask, the noise cancellation feature was negated. This would make the headset useless in cabin decompression situations when you really need it.
Where this tool really shines is in overseas flights where the ATC system has less than perfect transmitters. I Nigeria, I could understand the instructions much easier than the other pilots. Also, when I had to listen to other frequencies like HF,I cut out background noise and mandatory cockpit conversations in the cockpit. The only problems I found were the fact that the use of a hand mic cuts out the noise cancellation feature. And if you sit on the jumpseat and can only plug into the earphones, there is no cancellation.
Finally, one of our folically challenged pilots mentioned that it scaped the skin on the top of his head. A small piece of foam rubber would do the trick.
In General I would say that this is a great tool for pilots in noisy areas.

World’s Best Race Car Museum

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

Video of The New Porsche Museum

Like some of you, I have been counting the days until the Porsche Museum was opened. With the opening of the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart, Porsche did everything it could to top it’s rival, from cutting edge architecture to user friendly high-tech advancements. The result were incredible.
For 8 Euro, you can gain access to over 100 years of German Automotive Engineering at its finest and a personal audio guide. The great about the guide is it explains pieces in the museum at the pace and structure that suits your personal desires without disturbing others. Besides the audio guide, there are displays of cars and components coordinated with video whose feed goes directly into your personal tour guide.
This is a racing enthusiast’s museum that any engineer would love. From the very first display, an electric hub drive, the talk is about speed. The rest of the museum explains how Porsche took basic principles on light weight, aerodynamics, and power, and kept refining them until they reached the panicle of where they are today.

Free Copenhagen, Diesel Museum

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

One of the Top Ten Free Attractions to see and one of the best Travel Deals in Copenhagen is the Diesel Museum. Their main attraction, a B&W Deisel Engine was created in 1932 and still runs today. Up until the 1960’s it was the largest diesel engine in the world.

Diesel House tells the story of the Diesel engine from its conception and creation to the use in the modern world. All this is FREE. Other Museums of this quality would cost 135 DKK. Where could you spend a whole day for free? Actually there are nine others you can find at

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