Word For The Day 6-7-2017

Chandelle

chan·delle \shan-ˈdel, shäⁿ-\
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Definition

A sudden, steep climbing turn of an aircraft,executed to alter flight direction and gain altitude simultaneously.

Examples

Recovering on a reciprocal heading, the Spad pilot added power, climbing into a chandelle to perhaps 5,000 feet heading outbound.
On Yankee Station

She was either using too much rudder in her chandelle maneuvers or not enough.
Silver Wings, Santiago Blue


Origin

The word ‘chandelle’ comes from a French word meaning ‘candle’. According to Propilotguide.com, the maneuver was perfected by WWI French aviators, who described it as ‘monter en chandelle’, “to climb around a candle”.


Did You Know?

See here for a great article -https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandelle

 

See here for video-https://youtu.be/Ml8YI7oj2Q8

 


https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chandelle

JSW Prompt April 10, 2017

Feel free to jump in and tackle the prompt yourself. Please keep your posts under 300 words. If you link back to this post, I will re-blog your post to my site.
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I’ve always wondered how one’s life can flash before one’s eyes in six minutes, but it can. Doesn’t seem possible but I was there. I knew.

Six minutes. Did that mean my life hadn’t been worth more than six minutes? Or is that just the time angels give you to make amends, get your name upgraded from hell to heaven? Or downgraded.

It’s like there is a suspension of belief, those six minutes when you can’t accept that, yes, you are going to die. That all the pain and suffering of your life is almost over. No one can hurt you any more. You’ve got hurt enough to last six minutes and longer, but all you have is six minutes.

Still, you have time to regret those things you did wrong, and those you did right. I like to think I did more for the right than the wrong, but I know better. I’d killed people, people I didn’t even know. People with sons and daughters; wife and parents and friends.

Killed them for no reason except the man in power told me so. Ship out and kill some of those bastards. Kill as many as I could, truth be told.

Now, I know better. Killing doesn’t make things right. Not for the winners or the losers. Whoever said war solved problems didn’t know shit about war. You can’t solve your problems with fighting. It just makes more fighting. More death.

I’m about gone now. The pain is gone completely and I can feel my body going, death rolling up my frame like ocean waves.

The ocean. I used to love to go to the ocean. Swim. Play on the sa…..