JUST STUFF TO DO & READ
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Incredible F16 Flight Sim
53-year-old Kurt has spent most of his adult life making a dream come true. He has built his own simulator of an F-16 aircraft. He spends his free time in the cockpit with his fingers on the buttons ready to shoot down enemy planes. Together with friends from all over the world, he manages missions that almost feel real using the three giant screens.
No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter
With No Ejection Seats, Skyknight Fighter Crews Slid Down A Tunnel To Salvation
Even special operations commandos used the Skyknight’s escape chute as a clandestine insertion method.
Epic DIY 3D Printed Planeprint Eagle Build
79in RC 3D Printed Eagle full step by step build guide. I will show how you can take a few roles of PLA and build this awesome flying RC Eagle from Planeprint.
How The $30 Million 'Super Scooper' Plane Was Built To Fight Wildfires
This $30 million Super Scooper is the only plane in the world that was designed specifically to fight wildfires. The aircraft performs a dangerous dive down to a body of water, scoops up 1,400 gallons of water in 12 seconds, and drops its load of water on raging forest fires
Story of Triple Ace Robin Olds
The life of Triple Ace Robin Olds, one of America's great fighter pilots who also became one of America's most colorful military mavericks, as presented by Christina Olds.
Thank you Phil Kogan for the link!
RC aircraft hits a stunning 548 mph – without a motor
No props, no jets, no rockets – California's Spencer Lisenby just broke the world speed record for remote controlled aircraft, taking an unpowered RC glider transonic at 548 mph (882 km/h) using nothing but the wind. Well, that and an incredible degree of skill in a highly dangerous technique called dynamic soaring. And while it's more or less an extreme hobby at the moment, he's got some very interesting plans for the technique and the technology behind it.
Just after the First Gulf War, myself a young Corpsman at the time and a Marine Driver were northbound on Hwy 5 in a 5-ton truck. We broke down just east of Laguna Hills. We spent all day waiting for a tow. We had people honking, waving and bringing us food and other gratitude's.
This video more than I can express shares my feeling at that time. As grateful as I was, I couldn't help but feel some guilt to this day... feeling our Vietnam Vets deserved so much more than what they came home to.
To those era vets... and all the others... from an old Navy Corpsman...
How Microsoft Flight Simulator Recreated Our Entire Planet
We talk to Jorg Neumann (Microsoft) and Sebastian Wloch (Asobo) about the bleeding-edge technology that enabled them to recreate the digital twin of planet earth in the latest iteration of Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Very interesting look at how the planet was modeled.
Battle of Palmdale California - Full Scale plane goes rogue
The so-called 1956 Battle of Palmdale was not a proud moment for the United States military. After a Grumman F6F-5K Hellcat drone went rogue, two F-89 Scorpion jets started a calamitous pursuit to destroy it.
These state-of-the-art interceptors were armed with 208 rockets and carried cutting edge military targeting technology. Yet, even though their foe couldn’t fight back, the pilots of the jets couldn’t take the drone down. The Hellcat flew away from them without a scratch.
In their attempt to destroy the drone, they did, however, leave a path of destruction through Palmdale, California. By sheer luck, no lives were lost during the incident, but it took 500 firefighters to deal with the aftermath of the chase...
See story HERE
World War I was the first major conflict involving the large-scale use of aircraft. Tethered observation balloons had already been employed in several wars, and would be used extensively for artillery spotting. Germany employed Zeppelins for reconnaissance over the North Sea and Baltic and also for strategic bombing raids over Britain and the Eastern Front
Want to see the inside of a cockpit in full 360 degree freedom?
You've got to check this out.
Select a plane and station. Once image loads click on image, hold it down and move mouse...
This has all the airports in the world and will look so real you can't tell it's a simulation. Work in progress.
Look for videos on YouTube. Simply incredible. Just a small example in image to the left.
Watch the OFFICIAL TRAILER HERE. Remember - This simulator is still being worked on so imagine the finished product!
DCS Combat Flight Sim
To me, this is one of the most awesome use of graphics in a computer flight simulation to date.
The initial game is free and it only comes with a couple of airplanes and you buy the rest.
Here is the link to DCS Website.