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AEROBATICS
Aerobatics Images International Aerobatic Club
International Aerobatics Club

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AERODYNAMICS
also see.. §Bicyle Aerodynamics§, §Fluids§, §Ships§

Aerodynamics of Bicycles: Princeton U
Aerodynamics Database

Aerodyn.orgUse It! Advanced Topics in Aerodynamics, Search, SiteMap
• no mathematics, large use of graphics, tables, summaries..
Quick Guide, Table of Contents
Database
Reference Desk
Wind Energy Systems
    º Rotors Aerodynamics, Rotor Coefficients (definitions), Dynamic Stall, Aerodynamic Models

Arizona Glider Stuff by Jim D. Burch
Performance Airspeeds for the Soaring Challenged

Compressible Aerodynamics CalculatorUse It! William J. Devenport, Aerospace & Ocean Eng, Virginia Tech

Desktop Aeronautics, Inc., FAQ
Manuals
• ($) Programs for Aerodynamic Analysis and Design, Demos, Order Form & Pricing
    º Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook free online version

Gyles AeroDesign aerodynamics accessible to the airplane modeler
Aerodynamic ResourcesUse It! Links: Electric Motors, General, Propellers, Stability, Wings & Airfoils
Downloads Freeware Calucalators & Shareware Pitch Stability & Drag Estimators
Useful Books

HowStuffWorks.com, Links
How Airplanes Work: Aerodynamic Forces, Drag
How Gliders Work: Getting off the Ground, Parts of a Glider

NASA, Glenn Research Center, Learning Technologies Project
Beginner's Guide to AeronauticsUse It!
    º Aeronautics Resources
Free Software Java Applets, Simulations
    º FoilSim IIUse It! investigate wing lift by changing related factors, Download
Wind Tunnels

Stanford U, Dept Aeronautics & Astronautics, Links
Aircraft Design: Synthesis and Analysis, Course AA 241A,B by Prof. Ilan Kroo
    º Aircraft Design: Synthesis and AnalysisUse It! Supplemental Notes

MORE LINKS TO CHECK

Aerodynamics explanations
Airfoil Lifting Force Misconception in K-6 Textbooks
Stalling Wing Cross Sections
How Ground Effect Works
Different aerodynamic concepts demonstrated


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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
Aerospace Engineering Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Aircraft Aerodynamics and Design Group Stanford U news, projects, reports
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AAIA)
Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics NASA, Glenn Research Center
Introduction to Aerospace Design AERO 215Use It! Cal Poly course, Links
Java Applets for Engineering EducationUse It! Virginia Tech, NSF funded

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AIRPORTS
Airports: WWW Library

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ASSOCIATIONS
13th Bomb Squadron Association Korean War, low-level night interdiction missions
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AAIA)
Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI, World Air Sports Federation) Links
Groups & Organizations: WWW Library: aviation
Recreational Aircraft Association (Canada) Amateur-built kits, calculations, flight testing, manual, software
WarbirdsResourceGroup.org ties the 6 existing resource groups together, includes Luftwaffe Resource Group

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AVIATION - GENERAL
General Aviation - Home Page

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AIRSHIPS & BALLOONS
AIRSHIP: The Home Page for Lighter-Than-Air CraftUseIt! John Dziadecki
Aviation: Airships and Balloons: WWW Library
Balloon Life Magazine

Dan Freeland, Links
Balloon Designer Freeware for designing candle-powered model hot air balloons

Overflite.com build small homemade hot air balloons, math, technology, spreadsheets

Sol Aria Solar BalloonsUse It!

Zeppelins John Dziadecki

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COMMERCIAL FLIGHT
Airlines on the Internet: WWW Library
Commercial Aviation Database - Extensive BACK Associates
Reservations Online, Airlines, etc. WWW Library

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COMPUTERS
Raoul R. Schild, Publications
Rule Optimization for Airborne Aircraft Separation, TK Solver Conflict Simulation

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ENERGY ALTERNATIVES, SOLAR (ELECTRIC) FLIGHT
also see.. §AUTOMOTIVE (Green)§, §ENERGY & POWER§, Human Power

DIRECTORIES-Solar Flight
Yahoo

Academy of Achievement
Paul D. MacCready, Ph.D. Engineer of the Century

AeroVironment, Inc. Paul MacCready's company

Ardmoreite.com, Exploring the Stratosphere on a Gossamer Wing a high altitude solar research craft

AstroFlight.com
Industrial Motors up to 5HP

Aviationtomorrow.com eplane, World's First Fuel-Cell Powered Aircraft
Article from Transformations Magazine, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Highlights, Fuel Cells

FlightGlobal.com
ILA: Elektra One Solar looks to year-end certification Sept 11, 2012
Solar One: UK's First Solar-powered Aircraft (Jun13, 1979)

NASA: Dryden Flight Research Center
Gossamer Albatross & Gossamer Penguin
Solar-Power Research and Dryden research overview

Solar-Flight.com
Gallery - Edelweiss, SunSeeker,

SolarImpulse.com long-distance solar-powered airplane flies night and day

Wikipedia
    º Category:Electric aircraft
    º Category:Solar-powered aircraft
AeroVironment
    º MacCready, Paul
    º Gossamer Penguin manned solar flight (May 16, 1980)
    º Solar Challenger 1st manned solar airplane capable of long-distance flight (Jul 7, 1981)
AstroFlight, Inc. supplied motors designed by Robert Boucher for Solar Challenger
Electric aircraft
Mauro Solar Riser 1st manned solar powered aircraft; converted hang glider (Apr 29, 1979)
Robotic spacecraft
    º Sky-Sailor
Solar Impulse long-range night/day flying solar powered aircraft; 4 10HP motors; planned Earth circumnavigation
    º innaugural test flight (Dec 3, 2009); innaugural totally solar powered flight (May 28, 2012)
    º Andre Borschberg
    º Bertrand Piccard
Solar-Powered Aircraft Developments Solar One 2nd manned solar powered aircraft (Jun 13, 1979)
Unmanned aerial vehicle
    º AstroFlight Sunrise 1st aircraft to fly on solar power (Nov 4 1974)
    º Boeing SolarEagle
    º DARPA Vulture
    º NASA Pathfinder solar and fuel-cell powered
    º Pegasus UAV
    º Qinetiq Zephyr


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EXPERIMENTAL & RESEARCH
Aviation: Research WWW Library
Experimental Aircraft Association
Wright Research Site Air Force Research Laboratory

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FAA - FERDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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FIND IT HERE
DIRECTORIES-Flight
dmoz Open Directory | Google | Virtual Library | Wikipedia | Yahoo


AirNav.com the pilot's window into a world of aviation information
Airports
Airspace Fixes
Aviation Fuel
Nav Aids Search
Air-Online.com Links - air charter, airports, flight tracking, navigation, tickets
AV Canada - Aviation Links
AviationCentral avionics & autopilots, distributors, mfrs, overhaul, parts, software, travel, training...
The Aviator's Reference Guide Search
Boeing 757-200 Page
College Aviation Resource Page
Commercial Aviation Database - Extensive BACK Associates

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UUse It! - Virtual Libraries:
Aerospace
Aviation
    º Aircraft
    º Airships and Balloons
    º Groups and Organizations
    º Helicopters and Gyrocraft
    º Homebuilts and Ultralights
    º Museums
    º Pioneers and History
    º Soaring and Hang Gliding
    º Software
    º Weather

FAA Aeromedical Reports Index
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI, World Air Sports Federation) LinksUse It!

Flabob Airport “since 1925” LinksUse It!

FlightInfo.com, Links
Airline Addresses mailing
Instructor Hints
Learn to Fly overview on what to expect
Rules of Thumb for Pilots

Landings.com ( alt ) Portal “busiest aviation hub in cyberspace”
NTSB Aircraft Accident Reports (AARs) Hunt Memorial Library

Skytec Aircraft Development
• Aircraft: Commuter, HALE (high altitude long endurance), HPA (human powered), Unmanned
Paraglider

VectorSite.net (Greg Goebel / In The Public Domain) Search, SiteMap
Air VectorsUse It! aircraft around the world & through history

WASP on the WEB Women WWII Pilots
Waterloo-Wellington Flight Centre - Links
Wikipedia
Category:Aerodynamics
Category:Aircraft
Category:Aircraft components
Category:Wind power
Category:Wind tunnels
Aerodynamic drag
Aerodynamics, Aerostatics
Airborne wind turbine
Airfoil
Airframe
Angle of attack, Angle of incidence
Elliptical wing
Flight
Insect flight
Lagrangian and Eulerian specification of the flow field
Laminar flow
Lift (force), Lift coefficient, Lift–induced drag
Mach number
Navier–Stokes equations
Origin of avian flight
Rayleigh flow
Reynolds number
Slipstream
Sonic boom
Speed of sound
Stall (flight)
Streamlines, streaklines, and pathlines
Subsonic and transonic wind tunnel
Subsonic flight
Supersonic
Supersonic airfoils
Vortex

Women In Aviation Resource Center
WWW Virtual Library Aerospace
WWW Virtual Library Aviation
www.landings.com Large Directory and Links

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GLIDING, SOARING

Arizona Glider Stuff by Jim D. Burch
Performance Airspeeds for the Soaring Challenged
Top Ten Ways to Fail a Practical Test
• Articles:
    º Glider Towing Accident Analysis
    º How to Prevent a Jammed Tow Plane Release
    º FAA Form 337 Major Repair Alteration for tow plane release

Landings.com, Soaring Related Links
Oxford Web Publishing, Soaring PublicationsUse It! books

Singapore Polytechnic ME Diploma Course, Singapore
Glider Competition

Soaring Association of Canada
Soaring Society of America Online Magazine
Soaring Images

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HELICOPTERS
Helicopter's History Site
RotorwayOwnersGroup.com (rotorway.org) building, flying
Sport Helicopter & Pilot Global Exchange articles & reference, homebuilt
WC Aviation Guide to Flying Helicopters

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HOME BUILT, DO-IT-YOURSELF & ULTRALIGHT

AffordAPlane.com
Free E-book on covering and painting your ultralight
Plans ($)

Amateur-Built Aircraft FAQ Jim Pratt

Australian Ultralight Federation
• Documents: Operations Manual, Planning & Navigation, Technical Manual, Theory
Gallery
Constructor's Corner

Buzzards Row UltrAlight Club Perl Acres, NJ, Links

KitPlanes.com

Homebuilt.orgUse It! About, Links
Homebuilt Aircraft
Classifieds, Clubs & Newsletters
Homebuilders Directory people building or flying homebuilt aircraft
Technical
Vendors

Homebuilt Network
Homebuilts & Ultralights WWW Library
PFLinden.com ultralight aircraft importer, dealer: paragliders, hanggliders, trikes, Sky-Bikes..

Rans Designs Inc.: Aircraft KitsUse It! Forums & Links

Recreational Aircraft Association (Canada) Amateur-built kits, calculations, flight testing, manual, software
Recreational Power Engineering Hirth Aircraft Engines
RotorwayOwnersGroup.com (rotorway.org) building, flying

Sirius-Aviation.com homebuilt airplane support
Planes we're working on
• on-line Store: Epoxy, HIPEC aircraft covering, instruments, Material, Plans, propellers, trim, safety harnesses

Sport Helicopter & Pilot Global Exchange articles & reference

Ultralight Aviation PortalUse It! ( www.ultraligero.net)
• Courses, Handbooks and Test; Engine Handbooks; Homebuilt Plans; Paper Models; Simulators...

World's first flying bicycle Para-Cycle, Inc.
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HUMANPOWER
also see.. Solar, §HUMAN POWER§

First Iranian Human Powered Aircraft (FARNASS) from Sharif U
About Human Powered Aircraft with timeline

Academy of Achievement, Paul D. MacCready, Ph.D. Engineer of the Century

Fédération Aéronautique Internationale
Human Powered Aircraft World Records, Links
    º World Records
    º Mailing List

TheFreeDictionary.com, Gossamer Condor
Human Powered Aircraft Design Germany

International Bognor Birdman annual human powered flight competition at Bognor Regis, England
Gallery
History

LASV.org

Nihon U Aero Student Group ( NASG.com) Links
HPA's of the World
• HPA Specification
    º Chrysalis, MIT, 1979, USA
    º Gossamer Albatross, Paul MacCready,etc., 1978, USA
    º Light Eagle, MIT, 1986, USA
    º Monarch, MIT, 1984, USA
    º Musculair I, 1984, Germany
    º Musculair II, 1985, Germany

OzHPV, Links, SiteMap
TAFE Tasmania's Skycycle

Project DragonFly, Flight
Design A Human-Powered Aircraft

Raven Project (ended Dec01), About, FAQ
PhotoBase
Photo Essay & Visual Tour
Project Notes

The Royal Aeronautical Society Human Powered Flight Group (HPAG) LinksUse It! News, Site CD
Aircraft for sport
Airglow HPA ( more photos )
Kremer prizes
References

Single Track Vehicle Design (STVD), by Dr. Patterson, Cal Poly, Aerospace Engineering
history of the Human Powered Helicopter
Pictures, Movies
student bicycle designs
Tech

Skytec Aircraft Development
HPA (human powered aircraft), Vélair 88 & 89
    º Airglow
    º Musculair 2
    º Pelargos II & III

Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
MacCready "Gossamer Condor"


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IMAGES
Aviation Image Archives Totavia/Adrian Cybriwsky
Chock Full O' Missiles Page: missiles of today's military forces, images, vital statistics
Google.com image search engine
Images WWW Library

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KIDS
Aero Design Team Online: NASA middle school level intro, Links
The K-8 Aeronautics Internet TextbookUse It! Tutorial, UC Davis
Principles of Aeronautics, Fundamentals of Flight
    º How Air Moves Over Objects glossary terms


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LIGHT AIRCRAFT
Personal Flight the Sky Bike
Ultralight Home Page Jon N. Steiger, SUNY College
UltralightNews Ontario, CA
World's first flying bicycle Para-Cycle, Inc.

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MAINTENANCE
also see.. §MAINTENANCE§

Aircraft Maintenance Technology Magazine Cygnus Publishing, Inc.
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MATERIALS
Dow.com, Styrofoam Building Materials
HexcelComposites.com, Search, SiteMap

PolyesterConverters.com Mylar, SiteMap
Applications and End Uses
• History of Cellophane, Nylon/Neoprene, PET, Plastic, Polystyrene, PVC
Technical Data and Specs

Roehm.com Performance Plastics
Aircraft Materials ROHACELL

ThinkComposites.com ($) CD

TW Metals (TubeSales.com) About, SiteMap
Products & Services: Inventory
Technical Resources

WMberg.com flex-e-pitch chain

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MUSEUMS
AirlineSafety.Com free-market forum
Aviations: Museums WWW Library
B-17.com virtual tour of B-17 Flying Fortress
Brooklands Museum: UK
Cavanaugh Flight Museum Addison, TX; 50,000 sq ft of restored war birds
Mid Atlantic Air Museum Reading, Pennsylvania
Museum of Fight Seattle
National Air and Space Museum Smithsonian Institution
National Aviation Museum of Canada
Russian Aviation Museum
United States Air Force Museum Dayton, OH; Aviation history; oldest & largest military aviation museum

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MUSIC
The Cloudbuster Hootenanny Songbook

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NEWS
Air Letter On-Line aerospace daily newsletter
Air & Space Smithsonian online magazine
Aviation: Online Periodicals WWW Library
International Council of Air Shows Schedules & Links
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PROPELLERS

Google Search
"martin hepperle" "propeller", "propeller design"

WoodenPropeller.com, SiteMap
• Propeller Construction: Basic Design, Materials, Techniques


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RADIO CONTROLLED (RC)
BIg Jim's RC Aircraft Page
Radio Controlled Airplanes
R/C Beginner's FAQ Aerodynamics, Links, News
R/C Flyers Homepage
R/C Soaring

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ROCKETRY & SPACE TRAVEL also see..
§SKYMAPS & VIRTUAL SPACE TRAVEL§

Above The Blue Horizon animation, art prints, graphics, - spaceships, starships, rockets, ufos
AeroSpaceNews.com “Leading Edge”
American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AAIA)
Encyclopedia Astronautica chronology, people, programs, references, Search, spacecraft,
European Model Rocketry basics, Links, photos, services
European Rocketry Webring
European Space Agency earth observation, science, technologies, telecommunications

A Field Guide to American Spacecraft
• history, prototypes of US manned vehicles, Mercury, Gemini Apollo, X-15, Skylab, Space Shuttle

Houston Space Society dedicated to creating a free civilization in space
Index of /pub/archives/rec.models.rockets Newsgroup archive

Industrial Solid Propulsion (ISP)
• design/mfr small rocket motors, solid rocket propellant, gas generators, specialty propulsion

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais Brazilian Space Agency
JimZ Rocket Plans scanned images, out-of-production rocket kit plans & decals
Jonathan's Space Home Page history, Space Report: Harvard U
The Last Nike Missile Site: Ajax, Hercules & other types
NASA Homepage, headquarters, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Kennedy Space Center
National Association of Rocketry (NAR) certification, clubs, events, launches, Links, Search
Rocketry.com articles, launch archive, Links, personal pages,projects
Introduction to rec.models.rockets and this FAQ

Rocketry OnlineUse It! adds, auctions, books, education, events, Forums, Links, News, Search, software

Rocketry.org amateur & experimental rocketry
Rocketry Web Ring from Mickey's Sport Rocketry
Space Careers free space employment Links: SpaceLinks.com
Space Day 2000 Forum, Links, News, Tutorials

Spudroks Tech Page
• reusable kinetic rockets, motors, night glow sticks, potato cannons, reusable plastic pressure pistons

Steam Rockets: BJ Engineering, UK
Sunsite FTP Rocketry Archive: graphics, plans, software...
Tripoli.org Rocketry Association, certification, clubs, documents, photos, testing...
UniverseToday.com archive, Forum, space-books, -Links, -News
U.S. Space Camp, John F. Kennedy Space Center
Vritucon Search model rocketry search engine, software downloads
Water Rocket Index: (AWARS) aerial photos, software, education, parachutes, recovery systems, WebRing
X-Planes Data Site 1950's, 60's and 70's, images, information, Links

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SAFETY
AirlineSafety.Com free-market forum
Hi Desert Airman: FAA
Military aircraft wrecks and casualty data WFI Research Group
NTSB Aircraft Accident Reports (AARs) Hunt Memorial Library

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SIMULATION & SIMULTORS
Flight Simulation: WWW Library
The Internet Flight Simulation File Archive
Flight Simulation News: NASA
Mike Marando's Flight-Sim Uploads

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SOFTWARE
Aviation: Software WWW Library

Gyles AeroDesign aerodynamics accessible to the airplane modeler
Aerodynamic Resources Links: Electric Motors, General, Propellers, Stability, Wings & Airfoils
• Freeware Calculators: Electric Motor, Lift Coefficient, Propeller Performance, Turn Radius
• Shareware: Aircraft Drag Estimator, Pitch Stability Estimator
Useful Books

Lookup Software Aviation Shareware
MacAirplane free DOS/Mac conceptual aircraft design

XFOILUse It! free Open Source GNU Subsonic Airfoil Development System, Forum


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SOLO VTOL
Solotrek.comUse It!  Individual VTOL Flight - step on, strap on, and fly

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TRAINING & TUTORIALS
AvKids.com education-the k-8 aeronautics internet textbook
Aviation: Training WWW Library

Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics (K-12) from Glenn Research Center, NASA

Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics ( alt ) interactive animations, equations, images & text from NASA
Aeronautics Resources
Aerospace Activities and LessonsUse It!
Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Beginner's Guide to Compressible Aerodynamics
Beginner's Guide to Kites
Beginner's Guide to Propulsion
Beginner's Guide to Rockets
Free Software, Downloads
Wind Tunnel Index

Bicamber Technology LLC: How & Why Bicamber Technology Works - In Depth, Fluid Dynamics & Aerodynamics

Civil Aviation Training (CAT) Magazine CAT Magazine, Inc.

Glenn Learning Technologies ProjectUse It! (LTP) from NASA Glenn Research Center: Aeronautics Resources
Wind Tunnel Index
Bernoulli's Equation
Boundary Layer

Klaus Weltner, U Frankfurt
Misinterpretations of Bernoulli's Law
Physics of Flight - reviewed Weltner, Klaus and Ingelman-Sundberg, Martin

See How It FliesUse It! Monmouth Aircraft Concepts Textbook by John S. Denker
Physics Documents
Measurements and Uncertainties versus Significant Digits or Significant Figures

Wing Geometry Definitions NASA, Glenn Research Center

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WEATHER
Aviation weather forecasts: MIT
Aviation Weather Center and Storm Prediction Center
FlightBrief.com aviation flight planning center
Pilot Weather Briefing
Weather information
The Weather Page Search by Airport
Weather for Pilots USA Today
The Weather Processor Purdue U

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