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  • An Altitude ...

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 10, 2008
     | 1,119 views

    An Altitude Problem A few years ago, a couple of adventurers tried to become the first to circle the globe in a hot air balloon. They took off from St. Louis, Missouri, rose to 24,000 feet, and started eastward across the Atlantic Ocean toward Africa. The prevailing winds carried the ...read more

  • There Is Little Difference In People, But That ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    "There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big ...read more

  • Don't Have A Bad ...

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Nov 7, 2009
     | 688 views

    "Don’t have a bad attitude Or you’re not gonna have the aptitude To get a higher ...read more

  • What Happens When A Pilot Experiences ...

    Contributed by Todd Catteau on Feb 11, 2009
     | 181 views

    What happens when a pilot experiences turbulence? He tries to find a different altitude. He tries to find a solution. The same must be done in our marriages. When we’re experiencing turbulence we need to seek solutions. Find help. The ...read more

  • Hile Parachuting Of Any Kind Is Risky, The ...

    Contributed by Bruce Ritter on Feb 2, 2008
     | 436 views

    hile parachuting of any kind is risky, the incoming fire of a fortified enemy, raises the danger profile for any special forces mission seeking to get behind enemy lines. Not only does a paratrooper become an easy target, but the sound of the aircraft would also alert the enemy. HALO stands for ...read more

  • The Balloon And The Ballast

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Mar 25, 2010
     | 847 views

    THE BALLOON AND THE BALLAST We need a balance between the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Imagine launching a helium balloon with no ballast. It would just up and away and finally burst when it reaches an altitude where the air is so thin that it cannot rise higher. It needs ballast--something ...read more

  • Repeat After Me

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
     | 725 views

    REPEAT AFTER ME A pilot was flying a plane-load of passengers to their destination when suddenly the rudder malfunctioned. He radioed the control tower in panic, and shouted, "The RUDDER has malfunctioned! What shall I DO?" The air traffic controller radioed back, "Keep calm, Captain. Just ...read more

  • The Eagle And The Vulture  PRO

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jul 9, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,137 views

    THE EAGLE AND THE VULTURE A story is told of two birds that soared far above a beautiful national park. They flew the same path, at the same altitude, at the same speed. The eagle returned to tell all about the beautiful waterfalls and streams full of trout, breath-taking landscapes of ...read more

  • A Hijacking Parable

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 8, 2011
     | 358 views

    A HIJACKING PARABLE Think of the human race aboard a hijacked jet-liner flying through time. God himself directed its takeoff from the divine control-tower. The initiator of all evil, whom we call the Devil, Managed to get a boarding pass. When the plane reached its cruising altitude, the ...read more

  • Larry Walters Bought 45 Helium Filled Weather ...

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,267 views

    Larry Walters bought 45 helium filled weather balloons and tied them to a lawn chair. With parachute, sandwich, and B.B. gun he was intent on flying (a couple hundred feet he thought). Before he was ready, the rope broke or came loose from his jeep to which he was tied. He rocketed into the sky, ...read more

  • Obedience For Our Own Safety  PRO

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Jan 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 488 views

    “Obedience for Our Own Safety” An aviation cadet, on a practice flight, temporarily stricken blind, in panic radioed that message to his control officer. The officer radioed back, “Follow my instructions exactly.” After keeping the blinded cadet circling the field until the whole field was ...read more

  • A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure Of Balloon's ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 9, 2009
     | 844 views

    A Simple Hose Clamp Causes Failure of Balloon’s Attempt to Circle the Earth Piccard and Richard Conniff writes in National Geographic that on January 12, 1997, two Swiss men, Bertrand Piccard and Wim Verstraeten, set out to be the first to CIRCLE THE EARTH in a balloon. Their aircraft was called ...read more

  • What You Can Live ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 23, 2008
     | 271 views

    WHAT YOU CAN LIVE WITHOUT Jules Verne, the famous author of "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea", also wrote another book entitled "The Mysterious Island." The story is about five men who manage to escape from a Civil War prison camp by highjacking a hot-air balloon. Once aloft, they very quickly ...read more

  • Base Camps  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 975 views

    BASE CAMPS When people are climbing Mount Everest, there are at least four camps that people stop at on the way up. They have to stop because of the physical limitations of their bodies. They need time to rest. They need time to acclimatized to the atmosphere. They need time to be prepared to ...read more

  • On October 1, 1947 Chuck Yeager Became The First ...

    Contributed by Bradley Kellum on Aug 11, 2009
     | 415 views

    On October 1, 1947 Chuck Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier when he flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane to a speed of MACH 1 at an altitude of 45,000 feet. In aerodynamics, the sound barrier is the apparent physical boundary stopping large objects from becoming ...read more

  • There Is A Fable Of A Kite Which Once Said To ...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jun 29, 2010
     | 171 views

    There is a fable of a kite which once said to itself, “If I could just get rid of that man who is holding me back, then I could fly above the clouds and kiss the stars.” One day the string broke. Now, at last, the kite was free to soar higher than it had ever gone before. But much to its surprise ...read more

  • This Is Your Captain...

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Jan 25, 2011
     | 562 views

    "THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN..." The 747 jetliner taxiing down the runway, with the passengers all buckled up for takeoff. A voice came over the speakers in the plane's cabin, "Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. Welcome aboard Flight 22 for London's Heathrow Airport. ...read more

  • A Pilot Was Flying His Small Plane One Day, When ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
     | 798 views

    A pilot was flying his small plane one day, when he heard a noise which he recognized as the gnawing of a rat. Wondering what its sharp teeth were cutting through, he suddenly realized with horror that it might be an electric wire. Then he remembered that rodents can’t survive at high altitudes. ...read more

  • The Gossamer Albatross Was A Human Powered ...  PRO

    Contributed by Trevor Woodget on May 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 708 views

    The Gossamer Albatross was a human powered aircraft which on Jun 12th 1979 completed a successful crossing of the English Channel. The aircraft was powered using pedals to drive a large two-bladed propeller. Piloted by amateur cyclist Bryan Allen, it completed the 22.2 mile crossing in 2 hours ...read more

  • In His Little Book On Christian Truth, Harry ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 9, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 664 views

    In his little book On Christian Truth, Harry Blamires suggests that we think of the human race aboard a hijacked jet-liner flying through time. “God himself directed its takeoff from the divine control-tower. The initiator of all evil, whom we call the Devil, managed to get a boarding pass.” When ...read more