sobota, 26. februar 2011

From zero to shorts

Yesterday we got ourselves on a plane from Venice to Orlando. Quick stop on JFK in New York where there where the same temperatures as at home. After 24 hours on the road even hot Florida didn`t provide enough temperature to warm us up, so we just fell in to the bed and woke up to....

We woke up to a view to the beach from Radisson hotel. Nokia is spoiling us already since we touched down in Orlando. The black Lincoln was waiting for us with a nice driver who took us to the Melbourne beach.
Our schedule with Nena is that we stay with Nokia and Womworld for this 4 nights where we will tommorow go to Space Kennedy center to experience Zero G flight and day after tommorow for Universal studios park in Orlando.
So here we are in Florida where our good friends Jamie and Tim are living. They where both so generous that they will let us sleep over at their places even do they are not here at this time. Too bad, would be nice to see each other in their homeland. We might catch a dinner with Jamie if we get from Miami in time. We will do our best.
So, after we finish with Nokia it was originally scheduled that we should fly back but, it would be pity that we would go to another side of the world for 3 days. So we humbly asked Womworld to make our flight tickets back later in the end of the week. Jamie was so generous that she will borrow us her car so we could make a turn to Miami for one night. Imagine this coincidence, Nokia arranged a place to sleep for us and this place, this hotel, is only 8 km away from Jamies home house. Who have planned that? :)
Afterwards we are planned to be at Quest air. Originally we want to go to Orlando to see the sea world but who knows what will Quest air look like with out the glider :/

So tomorrow we will experience what astronauts do, the zero G. I know I will be white in my face :) Doing that stuff with such a big machine like Boeing 727 is, its gonna be a noisy ride. I wonder how will we look like when we come back down :) Or even when we will go on this plane :)

We are off now to have a dinner with all N8 producers and people from Womworld. Looking forward to see all the winning contesters.

Here are some pictures from today and yesterday.

ponedeljek, 21. februar 2011

It is here

The new toy has arrived and is looking great. I already had a chance to fly it for one hour. Totally different form 13,7 but I think I will enjoy this one. I will have more to tell about it after Florida and after a bit more time in the air with it.

četrtek, 10. februar 2011

Worlds Cucco, Florida and ZERO G

So many things in this week.

First of all I was waiting for a free place for the worlds as a 6th pilot. Nerve braking days ended when Flavio told me that there will be an open slot for me. I was soooo relieved, I spent last 6 months with focus on new gear and training. Now brand new gun is arriving at Aeros Winter race if it only happens to be at the first dates. If weather will push for spare dates I wont be at the comp as I have one of a kind trip to make :)

The Nokia video contest came to an end with a surprise for me. My video was chosen by the judges among around 120 entries. 8 winners will be on a plane from all around the world, including Slovenia :) to Florida Cape Canaveral. Schedule is for 2 days at Space Kennedy center where we will try the zero G flight and next day look around the space center.

This is like a dream come true for me. When I was a kid I was looking at Space shuttles and rockets via Discovery channel, always only dreaming about seeing this things live. Now I will be able to see that and even have a taste of ZERO G that is experienced in space.
Even better, I can take Nena with me... Good Valentines gift I think :) She deserves that after 6 years of "comp" holidays.

It would be pity to fly such a distance just for two days, so I hope I get the return tickets a bit later so we can annoy Jamie for few days at Florida. Carl don`t worry I wont bring her any chocolate :) only good cheese from Tolmin :D

So I go to the worlds, I go to Florida, I am afraid to ask for more, good weather next week so I can attend first competition this year in the northern hemisphere AEROS WINTER RACE

Let the fun begin :)