DECEMBER/JANUARY 2010 VOLUME 14 - ISSUE 1 - This is the full magazine in digital form!
Australian Air Adventures – Part I
“The following two-part article is not a review of the scenery, nor is it a complete tour of Australia as the word limit of the article won’t allow for that! Over the last couple of months I’ve completed many flights around Australia and invite you to follow me on this journey as I write about some of my favorites.”
The Story of Major Thomas Robert “Doc” White
Dr. White joined the United States Army Air Corps in June of 1941. His duties were primarily medical as a new Lieutenant serving in the Air Corps. “Doc”, as I will refer to him, with respect of course, had gotten wind of an operation that was seeking volunteers. In his own words, he “had a habit of sticking his neck out”
Aircraft Spotlight: The MD-11
In the early 1980’s, McDonnell Douglas Corporation realized that a successor to the famous DC10 Series was needed, at least for the company to stay in business. Due to the global recession nothing was planned or executed based on these ideas at the time but around the mid 80's, McDonnell finally decided to continue with his plans and launched, in December 1986, the MD-11 Program.
Flying the Dash-8 Q300
The ubiquitous DeHavilland DASH-8 is one of the finest airplanes in the world. There are many design variations of the DASH-8. We will fly the Q300 version from the Netherland Antilles starting from Willemstad Hato International Airport (TNCC) on Curacao Island to San Juan, Puerto Rico Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (TJSJ).
World War I Combat Sims – Rise of Flight
Mike Ray offers a unique insight into the new WWI combat flight sim, Rise of Flight – The First Great Air War, with an informational-style review and look at the history of aerial combat in the early years of aviation.
Commands and Datarefs
Datarefs and commands are ways to communicate with the operation of X-Plane. They resemble each other in hierarchical arrangement and format, but not in function.
“I Learned About Flying From That…”
This is the first in a continuing series of articles. While I plan to take a lighter approach with these stories, the “lessons” are meaningful and serious. For my initial topic, what is more appropriate than the first airplane I flew?
Trevor Thom - Pilot & Author
We take a look at the life history of our newest author and real world aviation training guru, Mr Trevor Thom, author of many popular aviation training manuals used by hundreds of thousands of pilots accross the globe.