Zag Archives

February 2016

February 29, 2016
3:00 pm CST

Shot Reverse Shot

February 29, 2016
11:40 pm CST


February 28, 2016
4:23 pm CST

Winter Time

February 27, 2016
4:13 pm CST

Tweet Of The Day

An important read, if you worry as I do about what this could mean.

— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 27, 2016

February 26, 2016
3:20 pm CST

Welcome to the Weekend, Kiddies

Cut 'er loose. Don't mean a thing.

February 26, 2016
11:42 am CST

February 26, 2016
11:25 am CST

Maple Creek Saskatchewan - Where Past Is Present

The rest of the story HERE.

February 26, 2016
11:12 am CST

"What is Down Syndrome?" A father's answer:

February 25, 2016
10:17 am CST

Some folks make it real hard for you to know how to love them

February 24, 2016
4:54 pm CST

Tom Waits' Induction

February 24, 2016
4:45 pm CST
How to count to ten

February 24, 2016
4:05 pm CST

February 23, 2016
11:10 am CST

The Debateful Eight

February 22, 2016
7:07 pm CST

How To Fix A Round Cage

Thanks, Sis!

February 22, 2016
4:43 pm CST


More HERE.

February 22, 2016
4:19 pm CST

Famous Last Words

Sedgwick, John "Uncle John," General (1813-1864) "They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist--."
General John Sedgwick was a corps commander in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. At the battle
of the Wilderness, while inspecting his troops, he approached a parapet and peered out over the surrounding countryside.
His officers and men urged him to take cover from small arms fire, but Sedgwick scoffed at their concerns, "What! What men!
This will never do, dodging from single bullets!" As the general spoke his last words, he was shot in the head by a Confederate sharpshooter.

February 22, 2016
4:15 pm CST

Tweet Of The Day

Thanks, Lorri!

February 21, 2016
3:30 pm CST

Funk Rhythm Guitar Lesson

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Oz Noy.

Google him.

This is for the guitar players. This will make you smile.

February 20, 2016
4:50 pm CST

Eric Peterson delivers stellar performance in Schmeiser docudrama Seeds

"And yes, this is the Eric Peterson of Street Legal and Corner Gas fame. But this is also the Eric Peterson who's considered a Canadian theatre legend thanks to his work in shows like Billy Bishop Goes to War, and he amply demonstrates why in a performance that's subtle, raging and completely human."

The rest HERE.

February 19, 2016
6:03 pm CST

February 19, 2016
5:28 pm CST

Photoshop Fail

Can you find all the mistakes?

Check your answers HERE

February 19, 2016
4:38 pm CST

Welcome to the weekend, kiddies

It's only Friday, I know (ONLY!!!), but why not start now looking for the heart of Saturday night ...

February 19, 2016
3:51 pm CST

Famous Last Words

"Don't worry, it's not loaded ..."

Terry Kath, 1946 - 1978. The guitarist in the rock band Chicago was a keen gun collector.
At the end of a party at his band-mate's house, he began to clean one of his weapons, much to his
host's irritation. Kath believed his gun was safe because he had removed the magazine. However, he had
seemingly forgotten that automatic weapons always house one bullet in the chamber. He put it to his head
to demonstrate it was safe and when he pulled the trigger, was killed instantly. The inquest recorded a
verdict of accidental death under the influence of drink and drugs. These last words have since become
one of the most notorious examples of their kind from the world of rock and roll.

- from "I Told You I Was Ill" by Maria Pritchard

Thanks, Aim!

February 19, 2016
9:29 am CST

The Pass System

The Pass System Official Trailer from Alex Williams on Vimeo.

February 19, 2016
9:08 am CST

The force is strong with this one ...

February 18, 2016
7:07 pm CST

Tweet Of The Day

February 18, 2016
3:32 pm CST

Thanks, Aim!

February 18, 2016
8:20 am CST

R, M8E!

With a big tip o' the hat to Lord Vanscoy

February 15, 2016
10:20 pm CST

February 15, 2016
10:58 am CST

February 14, 2016
11:17 am CST

The Valentine's Day Song

February 14, 2016
10:28 am CST

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February 13, 2016
1:11 pm CST

Yet Another Unscheduled Musical Interlude

February 12, 2016
12:02 pm CST

Rick's Rant

February 10, 2016
6:48 pm CST

February 10, 2016
6:29 pm CST

February 9, 2016
1:36 pm CST

February 8, 2016
7:24 pm CST

February 8, 2016
6: 39 pm CST

Let's Dance

February 8, 2016
11:57 am CST

Tweet Of The Day

February 7, 2016
4:03 pm CST

Unscheduled Musical Interlude

February 7, 2016
1:56 pm CST

Tweet of the day

February 7, 2016
8:57 am CST

February 5, 2016
4:43 pm CST

Welcome To The Weekend, Kiddies

Congrats on making it through the week, kiddies. Go park.

February 5, 2016
4:28 pm CST

February 4, 2016
8:54 am CST

February 3, 2016
6:18 pm CST

News You Can Use

Estimating Crosswind on Landing


"Is there a quick way to estimate the crosswind component when landing? It would be helpful when deciding whether to attempt a landing, or choosing a suitable runway."


"History shows most loss of directional control during landing crashes occur with less than 10 knots' crosswind component. Loss of control isn't an airplane problem, it's a pilot problem.

The problem is twofold: One, pilots don't go out of their way to practice and remain current in crosswinds. And two, while pilots may compute the crosswind component for takeoff and decide whether or not to fly, we almost never compute the crosswind component for landing after hearing ATIS, AWOS or other current wind reports. We use the reported wind to decide which runway to use at a non-towered airport, but it's extremely rare when a pilot decides not to attempt the landing at all, and diverts to another airport.

Using the recommended aileron and elevator control inputs for taxiing that you learned for your first checkride, even in the lightest winds, will reinforce your reactions when you need them in a crosswind. Actually going out of your way to practice crosswind landings, using care not to exceed your current abilities, will help keep your crosswind landing skills sharp.

When you get the local winds and choose, or are assigned a landing runway, take a moment to estimate the crosswind component using this rule of thumb: A wind from 10 to 45 degrees from runway heading results in a crosswind component of about one-third of the reported wind speed. If the wind is 45 to 60 degrees off runway heading, figure the crosswind component to be two-thirds the wind speed. And if the angle between the runway and the surface wind is greater than 60 degrees, assume the crosswind component equals the reported wind speed.

Listening to AWOS or otherwise learning the winds at your planned destination drives two decisions: which runway to use, and whether to try landing at that airport at all.

Compute and record the crosswind component for every landing you make, with a subjective judgment of your level of comfort making that landing. Then, do not exceed the strongest crosswind component you have comfortably flown in the past month, reducing the crosswind component by one knot for each week after that. If your personal crosswind component gets down to five knots, or less than the typical crosswinds you encounter, it's time get some dual instruction on crosswind landings."

You're welcome.

February 3, 2016
5:40 pm CST


Thanks, Gary!

February 3, 2016
4:07 pm CST

February 3, 2016
2:38 pm CST

Rick Mercer Calls On Tories To Cut The Harper-Era Amnesia Shtick

February 1, 2016
3:28 pm CST

Guinness World Record?

Guinness Book of World Records: World's Largest Snowball Fight from Preston Kanak on Vimeo.

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