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Free, downloadable U.S. Satellite Photos by Jonathan Gere
It just keeps getting easier: http://onearth.jpl.nasa.gov/gis-wms.cgi?request=GetMap&width=1200&height=800&layers=us_landsat7_nopan&styles=visual&srs=EPSG:4326&format=image/jpeg&bbox=-130.295,23.1728,-60.7053,51.8272 At this site the images are already in unprojected lat/long, are automatically...
November 22nd 03 05:01 PM
by Steve Pawling Go to last post
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PW-5 and NHRA Pro Stock Trucks........ by Scott Correa
The lack of respect for the PW-5 has little to do with looks or performance. It shares the same fate as NHRA Pro Stock Trucks do. A great cost saving idea that was abandoned by the promoter after they changed their minds on how good an idea it was. So when the FAI didn't put World Class in...
November 22nd 03 03:27 AM
by Arnold Pieper Go to last post
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Civil Air Patrol by JJ Sinclair
Hi Gang, Me again. Just got my copy of Eagle Call, which is the official publication of the California Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. They participated in the search for the downed ASW-20 out of Hemet Ryan wit 43 personnel, 4 corprate and 5 private aircraft. They flew 217 hours looking for a Cessna...
November 22nd 03 01:52 AM
by Vaughn Go to last post
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Soaring in an Airplane (Katana DA-C1) by Mark James Boyd
It seems that FAI sporting code section 3 definition 1.0.5 is very liberal in its definition of a motor glider "Motor glider - A fixed wing aerodyne equipped with means of propulsion (MoP) capable of sustaining soaring flight without thrust from the means of propulsion" So it seems that even a...
November 22nd 03 01:22 AM
by BTIZ Go to last post
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Venting... by Marc Ramsey
I go to all the trouble of winning a regional contest so I can get my mug shot in Soaring, and nobody there bothers to try to contact me for a copy of my photo for the annual winners spread. Maybe I'll take up sailing, Marc
November 21st 03 09:40 PM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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Thermal locators! by Bob Johnson
Serusly, maybe Dr. Jack can log in with his forecast of when he thinks real-time moving map cockpit displays of current thermals, or (let's not be unreasonable here) 1-hr old thermals will be available. Or does he think there is a physical limit to this problem, beyond which we cannot go? (Like 7...
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November 21st 03 08:37 PM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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Revised IGC-approvals for some types of legacy recorder by Ian Strachan
This GFAC announcement has been prepared with the agreement of the IGC GNSS Committee and the IGC Bureau. It was put out a couple of days ago on the FAI IGC email mailing lists and ). A question that has been asked is where the current 24 types of IGC-approved...
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November 21st 03 06:02 PM
by Ian Strachan Go to last post
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Finding vent hole in wing skin by Martin Eiler
We have a Lak 17 in the shop and have found that water cannot be put into the left wing. It appears that during some previous repair, apparently the shop glassed and refinished over the vent hole in the underside of the wing. The problem now is how to find the exact spot to drill in order to open...
November 21st 03 02:44 PM
by Luka Znidarsic Go to last post
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On-Star* by JJ Sinclair
Just saw an On-Star commercial, went something like this: Mrs. Jones, This is your On-Stat advisor. I show an air-bag deployment and automatic activation of your on-star system, on Route 16, north of Albany, are you all right? Mrs. Jones, Nooooooo! On-Star advisor, I'm calling the State Police...
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November 21st 03 01:34 AM
by Eric Greenwell Go to last post
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Concept 70 opinions by Gus Rasch
Group, Anybody have experience with a Berkshire Concept 70? Its a 15M glass ship with flaps and I am considering one thats available. Thanks for your input. GR
November 21st 03 12:23 AM
by Ron Roberts Go to last post
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LS4 Image by Waduino
Can anyone point me to a good image of an LS4. I want to use it as a background on my PC, while I build up my hours and dollars to buy one. I've searched the Web to no avail. Thanks.
November 20th 03 06:29 PM
by Waduino Go to last post
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121.5 & Airliners by Nolaminar
The only time that 121.5 is monitored is over the ocean or very remote areas. While I can't speak for ALL Carriers, I am pretty sure that none listen in on 121.5 while over the continental US. Bob Gaines Retired Delta
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November 20th 03 08:35 AM
by Mark James Boyd Go to last post
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What determines LNAV "circling mode"? by Jack
I have been trying to figure out what is happening with my Cambridge LNAV since in several flights "speed-to-fly" bars have never appeared, even in a long continuous glide straight at the goal indicated by the connected Cambridge GPS. Since "speed-to-fly" bars only appear in "cruise" mode possibly...
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November 20th 03 06:15 AM
by Jack Glendening Go to last post
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Gliders for the larger pilot by Steve Hopkins
Do any American gliders cater for the larger glider pilot? Over on this side of the pond European 'standards' have seen the death of diversity and now our gliders only cater for the 'euro-standard-pilot'. Looking for something big and comfortable with reasonable performance.
November 20th 03 04:56 AM
by Slingsby Go to last post
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Antenna Inatallation? by JJ Sinclair
I'm going to install an antenna with a ground plane tube on the lower portion (about 24 inches) Question; Is it OK to mount the antenna on the side of my motorhome with only the antenna portion sticking up above the roof ? Just got us a TREK with the bed that raises up to the ceiling, don't even...
November 20th 03 01:43 AM
by JJ Sinclair Go to last post
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ELT's, On Star, etc by Tim Shea
I can't believe nobody has hit on the obvious...............LOW JACK! Tim
November 19th 03 09:13 PM
by Buck Wild Go to last post
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2004 Vågå Wavecamp by Øyvind Moe
Registration has opened at http://www.wavecamp.no/ The best wave soaring site in Europe ! Enjoy the mountain flying in Norway.
November 19th 03 07:01 PM
by Robert Danewid Go to last post
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Lowest Cost GPS Tracking System on the Market by Johann Blake
Polaris - Low Cost GPS Tracking System CloserWorlds introduces Polaris, a low cost product / service for tracking an object's physical location in real-time over the Internet and displaying its position on a geographical map. Polaris can be used to track vehicles on the road, ships, planes,...
November 19th 03 05:50 PM
by Guy Byars Go to last post
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Weather gadget by Bill Daniels
Think this might be useful? http://www.storm-hawk.com/ Bill Daniels
November 19th 03 04:38 PM
by Bob Johnson Go to last post
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The power of RAS by Clint
On the 10th of November, I started a thread about our gliding clubs new web site - and gave the URL for the website in the post (www.ggc.co.za). Yesterday - I checked with the webmaster to see if he had noted an increase in hits to the site. He sent me the following statistics: For the six days...
November 19th 03 03:54 PM
by Shawn Curry Go to last post
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