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  1. Another bizarre event in the world of aviation ... Virgin Australia crew discovers owl hidden in the aircraft's engine - Aviation24.be WWW.AVIATION24.BE During a pre-flight check on a Virgin Australia aircraft, an owl was found. The engineers rescued the lovely bird from the engine and released it back into the wild. The airline took to social media to... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.aviation24.be/airlines/virgin-australia/crew-discovers-owl-hidden-in-the-aircrafts-engine/
  2. That’s promising, I just wish it was the 777 as I miss flying that bird!
  3. I wonder if this will help ORBX True Earth GB load I a reasonable time now?
  4. Another bizarre, but awesome video from the world of civil aviation... SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  5. Courtesy of FSElite .. a nice scenery coming for the Bahamas very soon... is there any scope for seaplanes too?? == Scenery developer RWY26 Simulations has today announced that they are working on Exuma International Airport for X-Plane. The airport in the Bahamas sees traffic primarily from local islands as well as chartered services to and from the United States. The airport will feature custom 3D buildings and ground vehicles, PBR material work on the textures as well as detailed night lighting. Full Feature List Custom 3d Scenery Static Aircraft and Ground Vehicles 3d Grass and Trees PBR materials Night Lighting SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : RWY26 Simulations Announce Exuma International Airport for X-Plane | FSElite FSELITE.NET Scenery developer RWY26 Simulations has today announced that they are working on Exuma International Airport for X-Plane. The airport in the Bahamas sees traffic primarily from local islands as well as chartered services to and from the United States. The airport will feature customer 3D buildings and ground vehicles, PBR material work on the textures […]
  6. Courtesy of NonstopDan... I couldn’t work out if this was an April Fools joke, but it seems to be genuine! Frankfurt airport have opened a new free lounge where you can meet some real alpacas before your flight! It is supposed to help calm nerves of anxious flyers. I think I’d go to get the free drinks and snacks! SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK :
  7. This will make a very interesting place to fly in and out of. I just hope there will be more ORBX TrueEarth coming soon to cover Spain so that the boundaries of the airport don’t look too much like a DMZ or Trump’s Mexican wall!
  8. Courtesy of the BBC: Tracking aeroplanes anywhere in the world just got a lot easier. The US firm Aireon says its new satellite surveillance network is now fully live and being trialled over the North Atlantic. The system employs a constellation of 66 spacecraft, which monitor the situational messages pumped out by aircraft transponders. These report a plane's position, altitude, direction and speed every eight seconds. The two big navigation management companies that marshal plane movements across the North Atlantic - UK Nats and Nav Canada - intend to use Aireon to transform their operations. The more detailed information they now have about the behaviour of aeroplanes means more efficient routing can be introduced. This ought to reduce costs for airlines. Passengers should also experience fewer delays. {} How does the new system work? Increasing numbers of planes since the early 2000s have been fitted with Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B) transponders. US and European regulators have mandated all aircraft carry this equipment as of next year. ADS-B pushes out a bundle of information about an aircraft - from its identity to a GPS-determined altitude and ground speed. ADS-B was introduced to enhance surveillance and safety over land, but the messages can also be picked up by satellites. Aireon has receivers riding piggyback on all 66 spacecraft of the Iridium sat-phone service provider. These sensors make it possible now to track planes even out over the ocean, beyond the visibility of radar - and ocean waters cover 70% of the globe. The rapid-fire nature of the messaging also means aircraft visibility is virtually continuous. Existing data links only report ocean-crossing aircraft positions every 14 minutes. {} How will traffic management change? The limited visibility that has existed up until now means planes moving between Europe and North America have had to use regimented tracks in the sky. The rigid structure maintains large areas of clear space around planes to remove the possibility of a collision. But with the near-realtime surveillance from satellites, it becomes possible to introduce greater flexibility into the management of the airspace. For example, in the North Atlantic, traditional in-line safe separation distances will eventually be reduced from 40 nautical miles (80km) down to as little as 14 nautical miles (25km). As a result, more aircraft will be able to use the most efficient tracks. == see link below for more details. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47793983
  9. Details are emerging of the planned software update for the flawed initial MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) - which appears to be behind the tragic LionAir and Ethiopian 737 MAX accidents. Updates include: * Dual AOA sensor inputs * a new ‘AOA disagree’ warning on the PFD when inconsistencies are found between the two AOA sensors * restrictions on the amount (and number) of stab trim movements * updates to training, FCOM / QRH and other documentation. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : WWW.BOEING.COM
  10. BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Dusseldorf by mistake! A British Airways flight destined for Dusseldorf in Germany has landed in Edinburgh (in Scotland) by mistake, after the flight paperwork was submitted incorrectly. The passengers only realised the error when the plane landed and the "welcome to Edinburgh" announcement was made. The plane, which started at London's City Airport, was then redirected and landed in Dusseldorf. WDL Aviation ran the BA flight through a leasing deal. == Sophie Cooke, a 24-year-old management consultant, travels from London To Dusseldorf each week for work. She said when the pilot first made the announcement that the plane was about to land in Edinburgh everyone assumed it was a joke. She asked the cabin crew if they were serious. The pilot then asked passengers to raise their hands if they wanted to go to Dusseldorf. Everyone raised their hands. SOURCE INFO DEVELOPER POST LINK : NEWS SITE ARTICLE LINK : https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47691478
  11. Another reason that I should consider P3D, especially now PBR has been added. I miss this bird in XPlane!
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