Friday, May 30, 2008

Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group


Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group

United States Air force aircraft maintenance facility that located in Tucson, Arizona in known as AMARC. Established on 1946 shortly after the world war II this is the world largest aircraft storage.

Currently this has more than 4400 aircrafts including 700 F-4 Phantom IIs. You can find out the google image of this facility at the bottom of this note. Its amazing to see 1000s of aircrafts of different ages is same place stored in nice manner.

The storage in AMARC has 4 Categories.
  • Long Term - Kept intact for future use
  • Parts Reclamation - Kept and use as spare parts
  • Flying Hold - Kept intact for shorter stays than Long Term
  • Excess of Defend Department needs - Sold off whole or in parts
This facility have employment of around 550 people that works in the space of 11 square kilometers. Its difficult to outsiders to come and see the facility but there are few bus tours that are conducted by Pima Air and Space Museum that locate nearby.

Here are few photos of the facility...

Boeing 707s

B1 Bombers

Helicopters and Fighters

F-4 Phantom II

Aerial view of AMARC - But not a reason picture

Few other images...

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How to surview the day at the office

Working from 8.30 to 5.30 in front of a computer..... Its a headache sometimes.

Here are few ways that you can enjoy the day in front of your computer. But don't let you caught by your boss...

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Funny Wedding Photos

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Most accurate weather forecast

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Shameless attacks by LTTE in Sri Lanka last few months.

LTTE has done many shameless attacks to civilians from the beginning of their war. But no NGO that take foreign money talk regarding this things. Here is the list of attacks for last 2 month that no one from international talked...

May 26, 2008 – Time bomb explodes in rush hour passenger train near Dehiwela at 4.55 p.m. killing 9 and injuring 84;

May 25, 2008 - Time bomb discovered at Madawala junction in Wattegama near Electric Transformer, and defused in time;

May 25, 2008 - Time bomb placed in a passenger bus was discovered at Moratuwa and Defused;
May 24, 2008 - Time bomb discovered in a passenger bus near Ganemulla and diffused;

May 21, 2008 - Minor explosion at Katugastota Railway Bridge – Little damage;

May 17, 2008 - Sinhala youth shot dead in Vavunia;

May 16, 2008 - Suicide bomber on motorbike attacks bus in Colombo Fort killing 10 and injuring 95;

May 13, 2008 - Human Rights Lawyer, Maheswary Velayutham, shot and killed in her Sick mother's house in Jaffna;

May 12, 2008 - Tamil businessman shot dead in Kokuvil, Jaffna;

May 10, 2008 - Indiscriminate mortar attack injures 4 in Damana village;

May 09, 2008 - Bomb planted in New City Café in Ampara Town kills 12 and injures 31;

May 09, 2008 - Tamil businessman shot and killed in Nallur, Kopay;

May 07, 2008 - Tamil civilian shot dead at Puntotam, Vavunia

May 06, 2008 - Tamil dissient from PLOTE group killed in Vavunia;

May 06, 2008 - Claymore attack kills 2 civilians in Vavunia;

May 06, 2008 - 15 kg. Claymore blast injures 2 incl. Buddhist monk at Mahavilachchiya;

May 03, 2008 - Claymore blast injures 2 at Kebittigollewa;

April 30, 2008 - Artillery fire directed at civilians in Siripura, Welioya;

April 29, 2008 - Tamil youth shot dead in Kokuvil;

April 28, 2008 - Farmer killed by Claymore blast close to Nikawewa;

April 28, 2008 - Time bomb discovered in passenger bus at Ganemulla, and defused;

April 26, 2008 - Time bomb detonated in a passenger bus at Piliyandala, killing 26 and injuring 64;

Source Sri Lanka Guardian

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Funny George W Bush...

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Why Panjab start to win in IPL....

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Friday, May 23, 2008

Past that never forget...

Nazi concentration Camp in Auchwitz - Birkenau, Poland, 60 years ago. Hitler opened a lot of Death Camps not only in Germany. Aushvitz was one of the deadliest (if not the deadliest) of those hell places.

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ගම්පෙරලිය at Cannes

The masterpiece of Dr. Lester James Peiries, 'Gamperaliya' screened at Cannes Film Festival under section 'Restored Classics' on Sunday May 18.

As Srilankans its significant to us because it shows how our film industry were...

Source: Sri Lanka Guardian

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Hancock (Trailer)

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Junior Bachchans at Cannes

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fedore Core 9 officially released

Fedore 9 has released. This time its officially done. So why are you waiting. Just download and start to use it....

Seems they have given many many features than last time. Its better to check the release notes and compare that the new changes are needed by you or not. But I think Linux kernel 2.6.25 with GNOME 2.22 and Firefox 3 Beta 5 are worth to try and see.

Hope that this one have more support than previous for Sinhala.

Here are few screen shots I found at

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Vesak Greetings!