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Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 20, 2015 @ 08:13 PM | 29,211 Views
In the Scale Drawing and 3-views forum, I have a sticky thread containing my research into the contents of the Flight Magazine Archive.

This zip contains a backup of the current data files (1909-1974).
Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 11, 2015 @ 11:22 PM | 28,767 Views
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/armstron...armstrong.html

After serving with NASA for nearly four decades, the agency’s YO-3A, an unusual airplane designed to fly silently, recently departed Armstrong Flight Research Center for its new home at the Vietnam Helicopters Museum (VHM) in Concord, California. One of only 11 aircraft of this type built by Lockheed Missiles & Space Company (LMSC) in 1969, the “Quiet Star” had a colorful history.

The YO-3A was easily recognizable by its narrow wings, distinctive bubble canopy, and wide-bladed wooden propeller. The pilot sat in back while the observer occupied the front seat.


Before serving as a civilian research aircraft the YO-3A, seen here in its original livery, provided the Army with covert, nighttime battlefield surveillance capabilities in Southeast Asia.

Posted by davidterrell80 | Jul 02, 2015 @ 08:30 PM | 28,574 Views


We are in SOFIA, a converted Boeing 747SP that is the largest airborne observatory in the world. The re-fitters have clearly been busy: gone are the familiar rows of airline seats and overhead bins, ripped out to make room for a multitude of computer monitors – and a German-built 2.5-metre telescope. There are no flight attendants, no movies, no free whisky. I even had to bring my own food.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...l#.VZXk4xtVhBc

http://www.sofia.usra.edu/