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Pushing the Envelope

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In aviation and aeronautics the term ‘flight envelope’ had been in use since WWII, as here from the Journal of the Royal Aeronautical Society, 1944:

“The best known of the envelope cases is the ‘flight envelope’, which is in general use in this country and in the United States… The ‘flight envelope’ covers all probable conditions of symmetrical maneuvering flight.”

That envelope is the description of the upper and lower limits of the various factors that it is safe to fly at, i.e. speed, engine power, manoeuvrability, wind speed, altitude etc. By ‘pushing the envelope’, i.e. testing those limits, test pilots were able to determine just how far it was safe to go. By 1978 the phrase was in use in print. In July that year, Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine had:

“The aircraft’s altitude envelope must be expanded to permit a ferry flight across the nation. NASA pilots were to push the envelope to 10,000 ft.”

reference http://www.phrases.org.uk

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Written by Michael Donovan

23/08/2009 at 9:34 am

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The Learning Curve

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Don’t forget to do something when you get to the top… If that sounds challenging or like something you don’t want to do, then it is DEFINITELY time for you to work on the next skill.

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Written by Michael Donovan

18/08/2009 at 12:22 pm

Pick a Number

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This will tell me a lot about you… 😀 Come back later to check in with the results as time passes…


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Written by Michael Donovan

16/08/2009 at 10:50 pm

Posted in Culture

Clara @ Trump

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Written by Michael Donovan

15/08/2009 at 9:36 am

Posted in fashion, Photography

10 Lessons from the Past Month

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10. You can be productive every second of the day; pace yourself and create a schedule to avoid burnout
09. You can talk to anyone and get help if you are smart
08. Keep your rates and prices fair for your customer AND yourself
07. Focus on making products with the highest quality
06. Everyone has a devil inside, it’s rewarding to be the one who releases it
05. People enjoy flirting, so do it often
04. Decide what you want and go for it; never hesitate to say or do anything that will get you closer to your goal. Be selfish.
03. The people judging you are not important and the people who are important are not judging
02. It isn’t OK to be known as the guy that shoots sexy, it is great and should be enjoyed
01. Your work and time is valuable; stay true and never let anyone barter this down

Written by Michael Donovan

14/08/2009 at 1:23 am

VIDEO: The Killers – When you were Young

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It’s been replaying in my head so I thought I would share a retro classic! I think I like this because of the overall mood and tone of the lyrics and instrumentals; but the video itself has a good story-line with a great sense of fashion and styling.

Written by Michael Donovan

10/08/2009 at 5:29 pm

Posted in Video

Cool People: Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Written by Michael Donovan

09/08/2009 at 10:40 pm

Posted in Culture