Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's A Bird It's A Plane

It's Solar Impulse Plane!!
It is kind of windy today, but I want to show you what I, Sweet
William The Scot, got to see.
The Solar Impulse Plane landed just two miles from my home at Lunken Airport.
This landing was planned only the day before.
It was one of only a few where the general public were allowed up close to the plane.
It flys on solar power WOW!
It is flying around the world on solar energy WOW!
It was a huge success for renewable energy.
Here the crew is pulling the plane by hand up to the terminal so the public can view.
The crew pulls it with a harness like horses.
Some of the Swiss Crew rides bikes out to the plane.
One of Ground Crew.  He was so friendly and has such a nice smile.  Told me what town he was from in Switzerland and all about the plane.
Lee loved his accent. 
There were a lot of women on the crew.
The next morning Lunken Airport was fogged in.  The dampness made the crew have to siphon the water out of and off of the solar panels before it could take off.
11,000 solar cells are on the super-long wings that seem to stretch as far as a jumbo jet's. It weighs about the size of a small car, and soars with what is essentially the power of a small motorized scooter
One of the two pilots talking to the media. 
I got to meet pilot Bertrand Piccard, doctor, psychiatrist and aeronaut, who made the first non-stop round-the-world balloon flight.  He flew around the world in a hot air balloon WOW.
He liked me a lot.  Lee had me in a big backpack so I was not walking on my leg.
This happened on June 14th, my leg is better now.
Lee was so tired, but it was worth the effort to see history being made.
Almost ready to leave Lunken.
Ohio is home to a lot of aviation history.
One of the Wright Brothers great granddaughter came to see this plane.
Lunken Airport has seen some history.
In 1927 Charles Lindbergh landed at Lunken and was mobbed by well-wishers.
In 1964 a large crowd of fans greeted The Beatles as they flew in to and out of Lunken for their concert at Cincinnati Gardens.
In 2011 the airport served as a backdrop for scenes in the film The Ides of March.
ByeBye Solar Impulse Plane.
You can become a friend and receive direct news free by going to their site.  We signed up.
The cross-country flight is a tuneup for a planned 2015 flight around the globe with an up-graded version of the plane.
I'm tired now, so byebye.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off

Sweet William The Scot


  1. OH that was cool Sweet William we didn't know anything about that plane, that guy did have a nice smile! We hopes you and your momma are feeling somewhat better, stay cool and out of the heat....your friends
    stella rose, mags and angus

  2. WOW Sweet William... you got to see the Pilot.. Piccard... he must be some relation to Capt. Jean Luc Piccard of the Starship Enterprise.
    We remember when you emailed us about this big exciting day... and we looked it all up on the intermutts and learned all about the plane and the crew and stuffs.
    Thank YOU and Miss Lee fur being OUR furend.
    Hugs to you from our hill.

  3. Oh my gosh how exciting to see such a thing and isn't it amazing what they can do? We wondered the same thing with the name Piccard - I bet the poor doctors gets asks about it a lot. It is so good to see you out and about again and we loved your adventure

  4. WOW sweet William, that was soooo exciting!! How fun was that and so interesting. We never knew that you have such an portant airport. Good job covering it and you and Lee rest up ok?? HOpe that she had a great birthday too.


  5. Wowsers Bowsers....How cool is that!!! Butt...I'd hate to be flyin on that thing on a cloudy or rainy day! :)

  6. Wow, that is a big adventure. We would need a rest after being part of history like that! Lee and Phod who have never been close to a plane

  7. The only way I could afford to take a flight on that is to use the "red eye special".

  8. Awesome outing, William. AND you got carried. Mom would get quite a work out carrying one of us in a backpack! BOL!!

    -Bart, Ruby and Otto

  9. Very famous airport. That's exciting. We've never heard of a solar powered plane. You are so lucky to see it!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Glad your leg is better and great of your mum to carry you around so you could see the plane, too.

  10. Wowed!! That's sooo cool, Sweet William! You and Lee got to see history in the making!!

    We are so happy to hear from you and Lee and that you are all doing better! Seeing your post made our day :)

    Edgar and his mum

  11. Wowzers that is so very cool. You are a lucky pup for sure to see it AND to talk to so many interesting people connected to the plane.

  12. Oh WOW Sweet William, that is just so totally brilliant. What a fascinating post. But I bet your friend in the ground crew with the nice smile was smiling even more broadly after meeting your good self.
    Toodle pip!

  13. That is so cool. Great to meet the team as well and we are impressed with the history of Lunken. You really got up close to a historic event. Hope all is well.
    Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  14. Great to hear from you Sweet William, and with such a fascinating story...Momz never heard of the Solar Impulse plane before and now she knows lots...This is the kind of outing a dog are a lucky got to see history and meet famous and interesting people...Lee was wise to bring you with her that day

  15. That is such a neat little outing! I can see why Lee liked the Swiss! Hope you are doing real good SWS!

  16. Wow that's a cool thingy! I will put it on my wishlist for Santa Paws. I had no clue that your airport has such an interesting history - even the Beagles were there. Have a funny Friday and a wonderful weekend

  17. Wow how cool is that! And interesting
    Benny & Lily

  18. That is very cool! We have lots of planes around here cuz we have an air force base. But me and Stanley never have been on a plane. Maybe one day we all can go on a plane!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. Holy Cow Patties!!!! That is SO COOL!!
    I heards about this...Ma was all excited and was wonderin' how soon it will be til they have like a whole fleet of these fabulous machines!
    Thanks for the picture's like I was there!
    Oh, and I am all jealous that you have a backpack to ride in...Ma said I would break her back...pfffft!
    I am so glads your leggie is better! That is amazin' news!
    I hopes your Moms is feelin' betters too!!!
    Ruby ♥

  20. WOW how amazing!!! Thanks for sharing this,it's amazing!! How great for you that you and Lee saw this. We hope you. Are on the mend snd your leg is better. It's great to see you back!



  21. How cool! I bet they loved you William!!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  22. We also were fortunate to see the SolarImpulse plane at Lunken. We saw it land but weren't able to see the take-off the next morning. I was also soooo fortunate to meet Sweet William last night as he (you) were walking in Mt. Washington across from my friend's house. Wish my little Abby (our little Scottie we lost a few weeks ago) could have met you too. Thanks for the tips about breeders especially in North Carolina. I'm guessing we'll start looking for a family member by early next Spring. I'm open to any other advice on the subject! ( Enjoy your next adventure, can't wait to hear from you, William.

  23. woooHoooo we hope this is you back. xxooxx

    Mollie and Alfie

  24. Hi Sweet William...what an interesting and amazing and your mom have the best field trips
    hugs madi your bfff
    BTW I love your music...I believe I've told you that once or twice

  25. We are always with you both,,We don't get emails that you have posted. Just put a smiley face on our blog and we will be right to you. That's what friends are for. We hope you are both well and you know we are always here :) xx00xx Love'z you

    Mollie and Alfie

  26. Saw your comment on another blog, and I realized I've been missing you---I hope all is well, and I hope you're enjoying your summer!!!

  27. Hey william - you forgot to turn comments on for the Task post :)