Solar Powered Airplanes?

When I was growing up, electricity was the only form of energy we used. Fast forward 20 years into the future, and you will find more forms of energy than you can count on your fingers. Technology is a beautiful thing; it makes everything around us do what they do. One of the most popular types of energy that is used all over the world today is solar energy. Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the U.S. has some of the richest solar resources in the world.Screen Shot 2015-12-18 at 1.04.43 PM

Solar energy is energy that comes from the sun, so that explains why it’s the cleanest form of energy that we use today. For the use of solar energy, companies create large solar panels that are placed on top of roofs in homes to help save on the owner’s electric bill. At first, I thought the solar panels could only be used on houses than I started hearing about things like phone chargers.

Then one day I received news that the airline company that I worked for, Spirit Airlines, were going to start using solar panels on the airplanes. It was at that moment that I realized how useful solar panels could be. At the time, I thought the news announcement was something that was going to be happening in the future. There was no way they could build that many solar panels in a short period. That’s when one of my co-workers informed me that the airline company was getting the solar panels from a company called Roller Die. Roller Dies is a company who is known for manufacturing solar panels.

I wanted to know more about solar panels, so I did some research on the Roller Die company. It turns out; they are one of the leading manufacturers of solar panels in the entire world. They specialized in anything that could use solar energy, which explained why the airline I work for chose them to work on the solar panels for the airplanes. They did more than just make the roller panels; they even made custom roll forming that the solar panels use to get direct contact from the sun.

3025215-inline-s-airplane-11Within one week of receiving the news, the airline company was introducing new solar powered airplanes. After the first month, nearly every airplane at the airport was solar powered. The use of solar power in genius, the sun has been producing energy for billions of years. It’s about times we figured how to put all of this energy to use. Solar power is a renewable source of energy unlike non- renewable sources such as fossil fuels. Solar energy technologies use the sun’s energy to light homes, produce hot water, heat homes, and electricity. The most important thing about solar power is that we are saving the planet by using it. I am proud to work at an airline company that cares. Read More...

Visiting Central Florida

Lake Whales FloridaI didn’t like Lake Wales. Check that, I liked Lake Wales, I just didn’t love Lake Wales. For years now, my baby cousin has been telling how much she loves Lake Wales and how much she wants me to visit. It’s so much fun here; there’s great food, incredible drinks, and beautiful nightlife. You’ll never want to leave,” she would explain as if she was talking about paradise. When I started traveling to Florida, I rarely heard the name Lake Wales mentioned. It was far from a top tourist attraction, and I wasn’t one to take boring trips. Over the years, my baby cousin grew more fond of Lake Wales and continued to ask me to visit. After all these years, I decided on this trip that it was time for me to finally check out what all the fuss was about.

The flight to Lake Wales, Florida was smooth. When I arrived the first thing I did was call my baby cousin. She was so excited to hear from, she made me leave the taxi, and she picked me up from the airport. As I explored the city later that day, I started to see why my baby cousin felt the way she did about Lake Wales. Lake Wales is the perfect little town for raising a family. Nature and wildlife really come to life in Lake Wales. Everything was picture perfect that day, and I was impressed. In fact, the only thing that stood out from this picture perfect day was a big truck with Petersen Industries written on the side that was parked outside near a construction sight. Honestly, I had know idea what kind of truck it was, but through a quick Google search, I realized that this type of truck was known as a Knuckle Boom Crane Loader. It’s quite strange that I didn’t know what it was, as I pride myself on knowing as much as I can. Either way, it was quite a sight and I’m always eager to learn more about a subject that I don’t know about. That’s what makes me a great flight attendant is that I love learning about the most random of things.

But my Knuckle Boom Loaderfavorite place that I saw that day was Bok Tower Garden. Bok Tower Gardens is located right in the center of Tampa and Orlando in Polk County, Florida. Which made my trip to Lake Wales even more interesting. Going to Orland was the highlight of the entire trip to me. Orlando is home to more than a dozen theme parks. Although its most know for being the home of Walt Disney World, a theme park that comprised of 4 parks, including Magic Kingdom and Epcot, and two water parks. Another major Tourist attraction, Universal Orlando, offers two parks: Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter straddling both. The possibilities here are endless. After visiting Orlando, we went back to Lake Wales for the perfect Read More...

My Top 10 Travel Tips After 3 Years of Traveling

I have been traveling all over the world now for three years. I always knew I wanted to travel, so I gave up a lot to see my dream come true. This is a list of my top 10 travel tips for anyone who loves to travel.

Patient Is Important

Don’t worry about the things you can’t control. Life is short, so don’t be angry and annoyed all the time. If you miss a deadline, don’t worry, there will always be another one. Sometimes, freakouts sneak up on us regardless.

Practice your breathing by taking a deep breath, and remind yourself that everything is going to be alright.

Wake up Early

Rise and shine with the sun and you will increase your chances at getting all the best attractions to yourself. The soft diffuse light from the morning also makes it the best time to take the best picture.

Stash Extra Cash

Cash is king around the world. To make sure you are always prepared for all type of emergency make sure to keep a stash in some different places. I recommend that you stash a few hundreds just incase you lose your wallet or your cards stop working.

Meet Local People

Make it apoint to meet some of the locals where you are visiting. Meeting other travelers is fun too but the experience you will gain from meeting the locals is priceless. Basic English is spoken all over the world so communicating with someone in a different country might be easier than you think. Read More...

Barrington’s Travels

Hi Barrington here, welcome to my blog! I am a flight attendant from California; I love traveling to new places. When I was growing up as a kid, my family didn’t travel as much as I wanted to. Traveling has always been a passion of mines for as long as I can remember. Growing up as a kid I always knew I wanted a job that would allow me to travel. I scored my dream job when I became a flight attendant. I am being paid to do what I love the most.

As you can imagine, I have seen a lot of different cities in the United States. In this blog, I am going to tell you about all of my adventures in different cities from around the country. I will reveal some of America’s best little towns and the great things they have to offer. So if you love traveling like I do, this is the blog for you! Read More...

The Can Maker

Trip to CaliforniaSoda cans, we drink them and then toss them in the recycle bin and that’s it just like that their journey is over. I never really thought much about soda cans. To me, they were just here to protect the soda from going flat. That was the case until I met an employee from OKL Can, on a flight to California. Her name was Sarah, and she was a project manager for OKL Can, a company that is known for selling parts of the machines that makes cans.

Her Favorite BodymakerMaking cans is not at the top of my interest list, but Sarah was easy on the eyes so I would be interested in just about anything she was interested in. I spent over an hour talking about how cans were made with her. The whole flight we talked, she invited me to come by whenever I was in town to see how that can making process goes. She also told me about her favorite machine, the Standun Bodymaker.

When the flight landed, as usual, the flight attendants let the passengers get off the plane first. Being that I was a flight attendant, I had to leave Sarah and do my job. We escorted all of the passengers off the plane and did the same routine to get the plane ready for the next flight. It wasn’t until 15 minutes later that I had realized that I never exchanged contact info with Sarah.

I could leave it alone but what were the chances that I would run into her on a flight again? That chances didn’t matter because I was not going to leave it to chance. I ran out to the terminal looking for a girl in a red dress with short brown hair. When I got to the terminal, everyone looked at me because of all the commotion that I was making. She was nowhere to be found though I looked everywhere I could in the short period I had but still no woman in a red dress.

I had given up; I told myself if it was meant to happen it would have happened and accept the lost. I went back to work and took my mind off her. One of my coworkers asked me why I looked so disappointed, I explained to her my situation, and she gave me the best advice anyone could. She said, “check on Facebook.” I don’t know why I didn’t think of that before.

At the end of my shift, it was finally time for me to go home. Jacquline’s face was in my head the whole rest of the day. It was a face that I didn’t want to forget. When I arrived home later that day, the first thing I did was grab my laptop and log into my Facebook account. I typed in “Jacquline OKL Can” in the search bar, and I couldn’t believe my eye she was the first account that popped up. I knew it was Read More...