Linked List: August 2019
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
- Mysterious Missing Airplanes #
Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer:
Using the faintest of photographic clues as inspiration, one of history’s greatest treasure hunters may be on the brink of explaining one of the 20th century’s enduring mysteries. Robert Ballard, the man who found the Titanic, is hot on the case of the mysterious disappearance of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, looking for her Lockheed on the slope of an underwater volcanic mountain.
Friday, 16 August 2019
- Personal Pictures in IL-2 Sturmovik Cockpits #
Another popular request has been the ability to place a personal picture in the cockpit of your plane. We have now added this capability.
These are the kind of details we need more of in simulations, that help personalize the world and bring it alive for the player.
If you have not played this wonderful flight simulator yet, an “Endless Summer Sale” is now on, with as much as 66% off the base game.
Saturday, 10 August 2019
- A Spitfire Girl #
The story of Mary Wilkins Ellis, RAF Air Transport Auxiliary WW2 pilot.
On one occasion Mary delivered a Wellington bomber to an airfield, and as she climbed out of the aircraft the RAF ground crew ran over to her and demanded to know where the pilot was! Mary said simply: “I am the pilot!” Unconvinced the men searched the aircraft before they realized a young woman had indeed flown the bomber all by herself.
Thursday, 08 August 2019
- Tacview #
Tuesday, 06 August 2019
- Kindness in the Air War #
Nicely animated story of a BF-109’s encounter with a severely damaged B-17, as told in the book A Higher Call.
- DCS MB-339 Flight Model Developer Interview #
Sunday, 04 August 2019
Thursday, 01 August 2019
- Solar Sailing #
A small spacecraft in orbit around Earth has managed to increase the height of its orbit using light from the sun only. Flight by light!
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye:
Carl Sagan talked about solar sailing when I was in his class in 1977. But the idea goes back at least to 1607, when Johannes Kepler noticed that comet tails must be created by energy from the Sun. The LightSail 2 mission is a game-changer for spaceflight and advancing space exploration.
You may be able to see the spacecraft overhead at dusk or dawn.