Forget car models, what about airplane models?

Many gals harbor big aspirations for walking the catwalks of Paris and Milan. But they often don’t achieve such lofty heights, and instead find themselves splayed across vehicles at the local convention centre car show. I’d like to say for the record that these ladies’ talents should not be underestimated.

I recently received a copy of Finnish aeronautical publication Ilmailu in the mail, and there on page 28 is a photo of yours truly looking far too demure beside Embraer’s ethanol-powered Ipanema aircraft. I’m rather certain that the  photo would have been more effective if I had mounted the aircraft, legs akimbo, in a bikini. But then again, Embraer may never invite me back to Sao Paulo.

Nonetheless, I’m grateful for Ilmailu’s inclusion of this pic in its magazine. Now could somebody tell me what the article says?

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2 Responses to Forget car models, what about airplane models?

  1. Kevin Kitura June 28, 2008 at 6:13 pm #

    Hey Mary,

    That’s a nice picture of you in front of the green machine. Definetly a tall glass water on a hot day.

    I was wondering if you would be willing to check something out for me using your super duper journalism skills?

    Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in his weekly friday journal update had really great write up on the electical power up of the 787.

    Well speaking of electricty I was wondering how the 787 protects it self from lightening strikes. Since the average airliner is stuck at least once or twice a year. Normally the faraday metal cage effect protects crew and passangers from the lightening strike but since the 787 is made mostly of composites their is no visible Faraday cage.

    I think with your journalistic creditials you would get alot farther with Boeing on the subject then I would.

    Thanks,

    Kevin Kitura
    Edmonton Alberta, Canada

  2. Mary Kirby June 30, 2008 at 11:14 am #

    Thanks! You’re far too kind. I look like a 6ft tall Umpa Lumpa. I’ll do some sniffing about for you.