As an infrequent traveler, got to experience this USA idiocy yesterday at Dulles. Get in gigantic line 1 (“express” for US citizens, can’t imagine what it’s like for visitors in the non-express lines) scan passport and take photo at kiosk, get in long line again to have human look at passport, pick up bag and carry it 50 feet to put on conveyor (what is the point of this baggage recheck foolishness!). Then realize we are not even close as we have to go through an even giganticer security line. Finally finish participating in this TSA security theater about 5 minutes before departure time of next flight. Run through the airport in the hope that our United flight did not leave without us or close boarding. Given that we barely made our connection with 1:40 layover and the airline says boarding is supposed to end 15 minutes prior to departure, this means 2 hours would have been needed to barely make a connection.
Langley learned about Herring’s activities through a chance conversation with James Means, the influential editor of the Aeronautical Annual. Langley and Herring met in New York City on May 13, 1895, and Herring showed him the Lilienthal-type machines and some of his rubber-band-powered models. They discussed construction techniques, control and stability, steam engines, propellers and a host of other aeronautical topics. Langley was impressed. Before leaving for Washington, he offered Herring a position at the Smithsonian as ‘Overseer of the Work in Aerodromics,’ for $150 per month.
Piotr joined the IR team in March 2017. He will focus on providing analytical support to the IR team. Piotr joined Shell in 2011, and held previous roles as a Financial Controller for the Turnarounds in Pernis Refinery, Project Manager for SAP implementation in Finance Operations in Manila as well as Financial Modeler and Team Lead in the M&A department. Piotr holds an Master’s degrees in Corporate Finance (Warsaw School of Economics) and Business Law (Warsaw University), as well as a CFA charter. In his free time he enjoys travelling and diving.