The Internet Craftsmanship Museum
“FEATURED CRAFTSMAN! 2011 Craftsman of the Decade, Louis Chenot
Visit Lou’s page, which is linked from the Model Engineering Masterpieces section to see superb models featuring a running 1/6 scale 1932 SJ Duesenberg in miniature. Lou was presented with his $2000 award at the NAMES Expo in Detroit April 30th, 2011. He and his wife, June visited the Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA on September 2, 2011 to display and discuss the model for local visitors. It was the last time the engine will be run before being reinstalled in the car. Video of the special event has been posted HERE.”
Mathematical Association of America
Welcome to the Mathematical Association of America’s NumberADay blog. Every working day, we post a number and offer a selection of that number’s properties.
Waves Contents | Sounds Amazing | AS/A Level Physics Revision | University of Salford – A Greater Manchester University
Model Makers—Young C. Park – aluminum models
“The corsair had always been a favorite of mine, so I decided to build its tail fin and rudder to see what it would look like in aluminum. I also decided on moveable trim tabs and rudder and planned to use it as a decorative piece if I could complete it. At this point the tail was my only objective. Had I considered building an entire plane at this point I would have surely become discouraged and never started.”
Military Aviation Museum – Virginia Beach VA
Fighters • Bombers • Trainers • Liasions – The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War One and World War Two era military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at th”
Computer simulations can be as effective as direct observation at teaching students
“Students can learn some science concepts just as well from computers simulations as they do from direct observation, new research suggests.
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A study found that people who used computer simulations to learn about moon phases understood the concepts just as well — and in some cases better — than did those who learned from collecting data from viewing the moon.”
“This is what I must do”
“Amelia Rose Earhart says she “knew” after taking a first flight lesson in 2004 that she and her famous ancestor had more than a name in common. Now a private pilot training for an instrument rating, Earhart launched Dec. 26 on the first legs of a flight designed to recreate some of the milestones that led up to Amelia Mary Earhart’s 1937 attempt to encircle the globe. “
Wave Types | Sounds Amazing | AS/A Level Physics Revision | University of Salford – A Greater Manchester University
“In a longitudinal wave the particles vibrate parallel to the direction the wave is travelling in…not at 90 degrees as for waves on a string.
A longitudinal wave can be shown using a slinky spring; have a look at the animation below:”
Amelia’s flight journal from her cross-country flight | 9news.com
“Day four: Austin to Miami
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”
Back in Black Widow
When the world’s only flyable Northrop P-61B Black Widow returns to the skies a few years from now under the command of Mid-Atlantic Air Museum director Russ Strine, it will do so at an appropriately named airport – the Carl Spaatz Field, in Reading, Pennsylvania. That’s because US Army Air Force general Carl Spaatz, born in nearby Boyertown, Pennsylvania, will be just as integral to this amazing first flight feat as Strine.
“I first started thinking about airplanes and flying when I was about 12. We
lived next door to an airline pilot and I thought that his job was really cool.
My sister became a pilot first and she convinced me that I should also learn
to fly. After she became an instructor she helped me earn my instrument
rating and eventually I too became an instructor. I now hold Single and Multi-
engine, Instrument, Certificated Flight Instructor, Advanced Ground
Instructor ratings, and a Master Instructor accreditation.”
Life on the Road as a Pilot: Amy’s Message to GWW
“My name is Amy Blechman and I am the 2008 Scholarship recipient. Winning the Girls with Wings scholarship meant the world to me because it allowed me to further my training and I was able to afford my first solo flight! That was the best experience of my life thus far and it gave me an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and a smile from ear to ear that made it difficult to make my radio calls!”
Light Sport Aircraft and Sport Pilot certificate| Sebring, Florida Sport Aviation Expo – Page 2
Jan 19-22, 2012
“I love to
fly. I’ve flown in jetliners, in sailplanes, in balloons, in helicopters, in gyro-
planes, in small airplanes, and in antique aerobatic airplanes. But more than
any other type of flying, I love ultralight-type flying.”
Chevak High School students build a plane and watch it fly | Alaska Dispatch
“Chevak students and family members gathered in brisk conditions to watch as the Rans S-6S Coyote took flight over the tundra, after receiving its airworthiness inspection and certification. The aircraft was built by Chevak High School students as part of an aviation course offered by the school located on the tundra in western Alaska.
“The aircraft was beautifully built and was obviously the pride of the aeronautics class at the school,” said Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) John Davis.”
Rotax 912 ULS specifications, performance, weights and documentation
Engine in the Chevak Build A Plane project RANS
N291AK Maiden Flight on Vimeo
” The students of Chevak Aviation (chevakaviation.com) at Chevak School have been working on a Build A Plane Rans S-6S kit airplane. We completed the Rans and passed the airworthiness inspection on March 24th, 2011. After the inspection and all the necessary paper work was completed we took advantage of the nice weather and flew the airplane. The maiden flight lasted for 30 minutes and it went as planned. The S-6 is a very nice flying airplane with great performance. “
Eat your heart out EAA! [Archive] – EAA Forums
“GPS has been the biggest game changer. Before GPS with few navaids available you really had to know the country to navigate to a village in low visibility. Many of the villages out on the tundra are really hard to find even in CAVU. Now you just follow the line right to the runway and the things will even tell you where the terrain is. When I started my first flying job (before GPS) I was warned by my boss that all my passengers had more hours flying in that area and would know the country better than I did. He told me about the “Eskimo ADF” which means you watch your passengers and when all their heads turn at once you probably just flew past their village.”
EAA Chapter 42 – Fun Stuff
lots of interesting pictures and links provided by EAA Chapter 42 – Anchorage AK
Own a Collection of Aviation History: Aeromatic
“Everel Propeller AD 1937″ – single bladed prop
The Alaska Airmen’s Association
“Welcome to the Alaska Airmen’s Association! With more licensed pilots per capita than any state in the union, the Airmen’s Association includes 2,800 members, one of the largest General Aviation state memberships in the country.
Our mission is to promote aviation, enhance safety and support initiatives that benefit pilots and our growing aviation community.
Whether you’re a veteran pilot or just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen’s Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight on the Last Frontier!”
XCOR Aerospace: Company Overview
“XCOR Aerospace is a small, privately-held California C Corporation founded in 1999. The company has evolved from its original four founders, working out of our chief engineer’s tiny hangar, to a team of 20 plus highly-skilled, experienced and talented employees housed in a 10,375 square foot hangar on the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The company is the path to the dream of spaceflight for its founders who recognize that the only way for them to get to space is to make it affordable for private citizens. “
Space Adventures : About Us
“Space Adventures’ mission is to open spaceflight and the space frontier to private citizens, and Space Adventures vision actually stretches far beyond space tourism. Our goal is to benefit not only the private citizens who fly to space, but help open up the resources of space for all of mankind. We continually aim to develop new spaceflight experiences that are exciting yet safe, and are constantly seeking new ways of arranging more reliable, affordable and safer access to the infinite resources of space!”
“Spaceport America is the world’s first purpose-built, commercial spaceport designed with the needs of the commercial, space business in mind. Unique geographic benefits, striking iconic design and the tradition of New Mexico space leadership are being utilized to create a new way to travel into space.”
SR-71 Speed Run-New York to London
“New York to London SR-71 Speed Run – On September 1, 1974 Major James V. Sullivan, 37 (pilot) and Noel F. Widdifield, 33 (reconnaissance systems officer) (photo inset), flashed across the starting line (radar gates in New York) at approximately 80,000 feet and speed in excess of 2,000 miles per hour. Exactly 1 hour 54 minutes and 56.4 seconds later, they had set a new world speed record from New York to London England. The average speed was 1,807 statute mph over the 3,461 statute mile course, slowing to refuel one time from a specially modified KC-135 refueling tanker. “
“To Keep The Peace They Flew Alone…Unarmed – Reconnaissance in a Class of One”"
Aerospace education/Gender differences – WikiEducator
“Developing excellence in women pilots necessitates studying gender differences in learning to fly. Once flight instructors become aware of these differences, they are better able to minimize women’s weaknesses and build their strengths. “