Here is the real function of an airplane propeller.
The propeller is just a big fan in front of the plane used to keep the pilot cool. When it stops, you can actually watch the pilot start sweating.
Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™
Today is Earth Day and Tailwinds is proud to be a “green” company. While it is now popular to claim being green, Tailwinds has been actively green since the first recycled paper came on the market. All the paper we use in the office has recycled content. We also ardently practice the 3Rs of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. For instance, we have two waste receptacles in every office. One is used for recyclables and the other for non-recyclables. We have been able to reduce our trash by about 90%.
We intentionally seek products that are made from recycled materials or use sustainably grown materials. We market several hundred products crafted from wood. We are pleased that most of the wood models and decorative propellers we sell are all produced from sustainably grown forests. Our Pilot Balance Sculptures and Pilot Wine Caddy (my favorite) are crafted from recycled metals.
After all, we are pilots and we want to keep those blue skies blue. Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™
Fifi is flying again! The world’s only flying B-29 Superfortress is now air borne thanks to the efforts of the Commemorative Air Force. With years of hard work and making custom built engines the B-29 Fifi will be making its rounds at air shows this summer. Check out the air show schedule at the Commemorative Air Force web site. Wishing you Blue Skies & Tailwinds!™