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Apr 27th 2010 5:08PM Curious idea. The bigger questions are whether this would be sustainable and if it really is "green." It may cut emissions on the train side, but livestock production is notoriously reliant on fossil fuels, so any benefits might be for naught. A thorough study is in order.
Apr 5th 2010 9:13PM Good for you! If I were to give one piece of advice it would be to stay long enough to see more than the Kona/Kohala coast side of the island--just make sure to plan accordingly and stay a few nights in each region so you're not making overly long drives to get places. It's a large island and the best (and really the only) way to get around is via the northern perimeter road. Must-see regions include the volcanoes national park, the Hamakua coast, Hilo, the Waimea/Kamuela area and north of there and, of course, the Kohala/Kona coast. The Ka'u region is very remote and has its charms, but it takes a very long time to get there.
Apr 5th 2010 10:19AM Beautiful video and music--got back from a trip to the Big Island in early March and seeing the clouds/sunset from Mauna Kea was a real treat. Thanks for sharing the video, Kent!
Feb 9th 2010 10:17PM Kent--I just watched the full Frontline episode and came away a bit disturbed. Sadly, I think most Americans are blissfully ignorant of the realities faced by employees in the airline industry. What is even more disturbing is that the Frontline episode didn't make clear whether Colgan has ever met the safety standards it promised to attain--and is required to attain, yet it is still flying. I'm not clear on this point. If anything we need to get the word out and we need to improve regulation and also be willing to pay more. Will it take more accidents like Continental 3407 to move the public to action? I'm moved to write to my representatives in Congress to make mainline carriers jointly responsible for the regionals the sell tickets for as well as have higher standards for pilot experience/pay.
Dec 7th 2009 1:38PM I'd love to win--pick me! Thanks.
Nov 30th 2009 2:52PM Kind of reminds me of Wonder Woman's invisible airplane. I wish I had one.
Oct 12th 2009 10:41AM Happy Birthday Gadling Blog!
You help me get my daily travel fix.
Aug 20th 2009 1:36PM Thanks for a very enlightening column. My respect for your profession continues to grow!
Aug 3rd 2009 9:54AM The accompanying video simply shows water vapor condensing into visible droplets. This also happens on occasion in cars when you turn on the A/C. That said, I know some plans are fumigated for pests and perhaps jet fumes leaked into the cabin. Why don't we ask our resident pilot/blogger Kent Wien what he thinks?
Jul 24th 2009 11:53AM I happen to think their law banning billboards is a nice thing. I grew up in Vermont which has a similar law and it's refreshing not to be bombarded with advertising when driving down the road. The scenery is left unspoiled--and Hawai'i has some great landscapes it should keep protecting.
I'm not sure the Wienermobile has the same effect as a billboard--it's a moving vehicle and doesn't have the same visual impact on a landscape.