I've been sitting here at my Crashpad for the past few days "Not Flying",,, The 1st day of NotFlying is usually fun, You catch up on Facebook or Twitter, Maybe even some Emails,,,
Today I'm on day 3/I have 2 more days to go... Followed by 48 hours off..Then another 5 days on... As of right now, I have 12 Hours & 10 Minutes of Flight Time for the 16th of December, That is normally unheard of, So I SIT,,, I had a NonFlying Friend of mine ask..."Why bother, Why do you do this?",,
TWO Words: "Flight Benefits"
The wall you see here is actually called the Piazza dei Miracoli. On the other side of Piazza dei Miracoli is
Torre Pendente di Pisa
Or Better known as: The Leaning Tower of Pisa....
Of course I had to do the preverbal "Holding up the Tower Pic" to bad the
BetterHalf cut off the top
The Tower of Pisa was a work of art, performed in three stages over a period of about 177 years. Construction of the first floor of the white marble campanile began on August 9, 1173.
The tower began to sink after construction had progressed to the third floor in 1178. This was due to a mere three-meter foundation, set in weak, unstable soil, a design that was flawed from the beginning. Construction was subsequently halted for almost a century. This allowed time for the underlying soil to settle. Otherwise, the tower would almost certainly have toppled. In 1198, clocks were temporarily installed on the third floor of the unfinished construction.
In 1272, construction resumed, In an effort to compensate for the tilt, the engineers built upper floors with one side taller than the other. This made the tower begin to lean in the other direction. Because of this, the tower is actually curved. The seventh floor was completed in 1319. The bell-chamber was not finally added until 1372. There are seven bells, one for each note of the musical major scale. The largest one was installed in 1655.
I believe this is the Best Family Portrait ,,,Ever!!!
This is why, I fly,,,, This is why I sit Reserve. . This is why I love my Job!!