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. Flight Simulator Aircraft Dynamics and Navdata Adacalc is an accurate aeronautical calculator including the following modules: ICAO standard and non-standard atmosphere: high precision calculation of all atmosphere parameters (including standard ratio) up to a geometric altitude of 85 km Speed calculations: calculation of any speed (CAS, TAS, EAS, Mach, TAT) at a given altitude and temperature, based on exact equations (compressibility equations) Changeover level for any IAS-mach pair of values
VATSIM - Pilot Resource Centre (PRC) Navigation Charts and Flight Planning Tools Created and Maintained by Neil Dewson-Smyth and Chad Black Last update 070121 - MB 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) Convert Coordinates A user account is not needed for the features on this web page. Enter latitude/longitude or position. Click the corresponding "Calc" button.
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.
Virtual AGC Home Page This Project The purpose of this project is to provide a computer simulation of the onboard guidance computers used in the Apollo Program's lunar missions, and to generally allow you to learn about these guidance computers. Since this can be quite intimidating, we invite you to look at our "kinder and gentler" introductory page before immersing yourself in the full, gory detail presented by the bulk of the website. The video clip above (courtesy of user Dean Koska and YouTube) illustrates some of the cute things you can do with Virtual AGC if you're of a mind to do so. Dean compiled our simulated AGC CPU to run on a Palm Centro—explaining that a regular Palm was too slow. He created his own simulated display/keypad (DSKY), presumably aided by the developer info we provide for just such a desire.
Contact SkyDemon Whether you're an existing SkyDemon subscriber, you're evaluating our products and thinking of becoming a customer, or you just have a general query about us or what we do, we would love to hear from you. Please ensure your question is not answered in the Frequently Asked Questions page before contacting us. Our contact details are below. We enjoy saying hello to customers who occasionally drop in (give us a call first) but we are a busy working office and unfortunately cannot offer any training at our premises. Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) | Airservices The following Airservices Australia Aeronautical Information Service (AIS) online material and publications: Aeronautical Information Package (AIP) Book; AIP Supplements and Aeronautical Information Circulars (AIC); Departure and Approach Procedures (DAP); Designated Airspace Handbook (DAH); and En Route Supplement Australia (ERSA), (together, the AIS Publications) are the copyright of, or are licensed by, Airservices Australia. Conditions of use The AIS Publications may be displayed and viewed on screen in an unaltered form (which retains this notice) for personal, non-commercial purposes only. For the avoidance of doubt, personal use does not include use for internal business purposes.
[XPGFS] NOAA Weather | x-plane joanpc 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: 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. World Magnetic Model - Software Download This site provides access to the DoD software and current WMM model and WMM online calculator. The software computes the main components of the geomagnetic field and their annual changes. The programs are designed to be used in demand mode.
Real world flightplan database for flight simulator use Since 2005 we have been serving the flight sim community with full, real-world flightplans with alphanumeric callsigns for those who wish to achieve "as real as it gets". Due to the AIRAC navdata not being free of charge anymore, we cannot update old flightplans. We serve as both an extensive archive of (mainly) European airline flights and a very regularly updated source of new flightplans. Although the flightplans we source are real-world, as strongly advise them for flight simulation use only. 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:
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."