Transporting the CIA A-12 Blackbird By Frank Murray, A-12 Pilot and Roadrunners Internationale Historian The Challenge of Transporting the A-12s to Area 51 - V.2 Foreword: This piece of the History of the Lockheed A-12 is dedicated to the memory of Dorsey G. Kammerer. FSDreamTeam - GSX Ground Services X for Microsoft Flight Simulator X FSX Purchase Method GSX is a Try-Before-Buy product. You will freely download a Demo version, that will work in full at all FSDT airports, and with a couple of default FSX airports. The Demo can be unlocked by purchasing the product, directly inside Flight Simulator. Refer to the fsdt_install_guide.pdf document found under the fsdreamteam folder under the FS folder after the installation for more details.
[XPGFS] NOAA Weather XPGFS brings alive the x-plane atmosphere, providing 7 layers of real wind and 8 turbulence layers using fresh data downloaded from NOAA servers. Provides correct upper wind levels and jet-streams over the globe and close-to real weather on remote locations without a close METAR report. Features: VATSIM - Pilot Resource Centre (PRC) Navigation Charts and Flight Planning Tools Created and Maintained by Neil Dewson-Smyth and Chad Black Last update 070206 - NDS There are hundreds of places that navigation charts can be found, both on the internet and at local flying shops. The links provided on this page are for flight simulation use only and are not posted for use in real world aviation. Please note that all links are to external websites over which we have no control. Sites may be VATSIM related or in many cases are real world AIP (Aeronautical Information Publication) sites.
Flightradar24.com - Live flight tracker! In order to save data consumption Flightradar24 web page times out after 30 minutes. Please reload the web page to get another 30 minutes. or get a Flightradar24 Premium subscription and Flightradar24.com will not time-out again! First Person: My Uncle Was First to Fly Over Everest Eighty years ago this month, my uncle steered his open-cockpit Houston-Westland biplane toward Tibet, a young explorer hoping to be the first to set eyes on the summit of Everest. Uncle Douglo is how I've always thought of him, but his name was Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, Marquis of Douglas and Clydesdale. Most people knew him as just Clydesdale. Also with him, as "observer," was Stewart Blacker. Although primitive by today's standards, their plane was a marvel of its day, with its supercharged Pegasus engine capable of soaring above 40,000 feet.
India India Alpha Foxtrot Echo: Boeing T-45C Goshawk version 2.75 I know that I have announced that version 2.70 would have been the final T-45C release, but during the development of the MB.326 I spotted some very minor defects, which were easy to fix so here we are with version 2.75. Given that the changes are very small, this release will only be available from this blog at the moment. Changes are as follows:
727 Series 200Adv in this package you will get the 727-200Advanced, which is 20 feet longer then the 100, and holds the most passengers. The 727 entered service in the early days of airline service during the 1960s, in a time before advanced flight computers, and many other systems seen in airliners today. With 1832 build between 1963 and 1984, the 727 held the record for most built for a long time before the 737 surpassed it. The 727 was a common sight at airports for more then 30 years and now you can experience what it was like to fly in the beginnings of the jet age, and the hay-day of air travel. Features: Bugatti - REVE BLEU - the "Blue Dream" will finally fly! by Scotty Wilson Bugatti's Only Aeroplane Ettore Bugatti was a master at fusing art and technology. He built eight-thousand exquisite automobiles, but he built only one aeroplane. The Bugatti 100P - designed by Belgian engineer Louis de Monge - was an art-deco classic and the most technologically-advanced airplane of its time.
X-Plane 10 HD Mesh Scenery v2 The “X-Plane 10 HD Scenery Mesh v2″ scenery is completely free to download and free to use. I call it Donationware because if you like the scenery, you are invited to donate for it: A “Known issues” section has been added (and what and how will / can be fixed). I have added a new subtopic on this page describing the difference between HD Mesh Scenery v2 and SimHeaven.com photoscenery, because obviously still a lot of users are confused! Please read it if you don’t know what this is all about! I ask you to NOT REDISTRIBUTE / MODIFY / OR CHANGE (for 3rd party purposes) it without asking for permission (usually I allow almost everything, but I like to know about it!)
How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life There has never been anything like the Saturn V, the launch vehicle that powered the United States past the Soviet Union to a series of manned lunar landings in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The rocket redefined "massive," standing 363 feet (110 meters) in height and producing a ludicrous 7.68 million pounds (34 meganewtons) of thrust from the five monstrous, kerosene-gulping Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engines that made up its first stage. At the time, the F-1 was the largest and most powerful liquid-fueled engine ever constructed; even today, its design remains unmatched (though see the sidebar, "The Soviets," for more information on engines that have rivaled the F-1). The power generated by five of these engines was best conceptualized by author David Woods in his book How Apollo Flew to the Moon—"[T]he power output of the Saturn first stage was 60 gigawatts. This happens to be very similar to the peak electricity demand of the United Kingdom."
Mission - VIP Shuttle Service (FSX only) FREE DOWNLOAD !It was one of those days you are glad you are a pilot. One of those super clear winter days with cold dry air that makes for great visibility and super smooth air. What better way to spend the late afternoon with a flight over the Alps from Munchen to Milan? CIVA Navigation System Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System. Nicknamed "CIVA", An inertial navigation system (INS) is a navigation aid that uses a computer, motion sensors and gyroscopes to continuously calculate via dead reckoning the position, orientation, and velocity of a the aircraft without the need for external references. it was easily the most popular inertial navigation system used before wide adoption of GPS became possible in the 90's.
Detailed Photographs of Various Aircrafts from Below Goodyear GZ-20A Blimp When traveling, it's typical to see the sides, the front, even the tail of an airplane, but it's not often that you get to see the details of a plane's underbelly. American photographer Jeffrey Milstein gives us this opportunity in his project, entitled Aircraft: The Jet as Art. Each machine is perfectly centered within the composition, which results in a sense of graphic symmetry and precision that is unique to the perspective. By presenting them in this way, the artist encourages his viewers to examine the beauty and form of this modern technology.