The Beauty Of A Well-Made Machine

I was at the GE Aviation Center in suburban Cincinnati yesterday to participate in a CLE program.  The Learning Center on the GE campus features huge examples of the aircraft engines that GE has built there for decades.

It’s jaw-dropping to walk around these enormous, intricately designed and manufactured engines that are capable of producing earth-shaking power and thrust.  I was particularly struck by the GE-90 pictured above, a massive engine large enough for a person to stand upright in, yet possessed of obvious grace and artistic quality with its curved blades.