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New Hampshire ‘REAL ID’ — IF You Plan To Be Flying After June 2016 Be Aware.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access original ‘Union Leader’ article.


Not sure how many of you Granite Staters are aware of this. I have, because I tend to keep an eye on such matters, known about this for at least 4 years.

It can become a REAL ISSUE if you fly from commercial airports. Basically after June 2016 our current NH licenses will CEASE to be accepted as adequate federal identification. That could be very inconvenient. I, luckily, have two other forms of ID that will work BUT I would rather not carry those around.

Yes, I will be following this closely and, yes, will keep you appraised.


by Anura Guruge


Do YOU Know YOUR Planes? Fun Airliner Identification Quiz.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Airplanes is yet another of my very long list of interests, albeit one fairly high up on that list. I was going to be an aeronautical engineer before I was told, in 1969, that there were this new fangled things called ‘computers‘ that were the wave of the future. Plus, I have spent a fair amount of my life on planes. During 1985 & 1986, I must have spent 35% of my life on planes since I was in the top 2% of frequent fliers on both American and United. During 1992 to 1999, I must have spent 20% of my life on planes. I used to know my planes real, real well. These days, at most, we fly once a year. But, I still look up in the sky, like a little boy, when I hear a plane.

So when I saw this quiz I wasn’t sure how well I would do. I was amazed. I got 90%; just one wrong in the 10 I was asked to identify. I call that residual knowledge, stuff that your brain absorbs and holds on in the hope that it might someday be useful.

If you like planes or spend a lot of time in them try the quiz. It is fun. Also lets you appreciate how similar Boeing and Airbus designs are; now acknowledged as proof of how form always has to follow function.


Click to access airline identification quiz at ‘OpenNav’. No signup. No catches. In-and-out.