“Drive it like you stole it,” says Rob Innes. “You can’t break it.”We are skimming across the smooth blue surface of California’s largest reservoir in something that feels like the inside of a fighter jet, and Innes should know about its capabilities – he designed it. Obediently, I pull very hard on one of the two vertical levers in my hands, push on the other, and we switch instantly from a 80-plus knots per hour straight line to a carving, steep turn to the left.
When a jet’s design is inspired by a high-heeled Ferragamo shoe, you’d expect this to be the most striking aspect of it. But the first things anyone looking at Honda’s debut aircraft will notice are its engines, which thrust upwards from the wings like giant hairdryers, rather than being discreetly tucked in either side of the tail.
Three aircraft written off, the exclusion of a maverick pilot, detention for two days by a jumpy African government – if one were looking for adventure, the Vintage Air Rally could certainly be said to have provided it. Though in all fairness, the basic concept of elderly, open-cockpit biplanes flying nearly 13,000km at low level over breathtaking but sometimes inhospitable scenery, from Europe to the tip of South Africa, could hardly be described as unambitious.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".