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Let's get Technical

Post by skipperdan » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:58 am

I have noticed that the largest volume of posts pertain to "painting aircraft". I am not good that this subject. As a matter of fact, I still have scars from my kindergarden teacher slapping my hand for coloring outside of the lines.

I would like to see more Surclaro members flying "outside of the box" and trying to fly via Dead Reckoning or Pilotage. Try flying without a VOR. Try flying without a GPS. Try flying without a Moving Map.

OOOPs, I just asked you to treat this software as a Simulator instead of a Game. We have already gone down that road and everybody already knows that I consider it to be a "Simulator" and not a game.

I can not give advice on how to paint an aircraft. However, I have tried to jump in and provide support for anybody who wants to obtain answers about how to fly an plane and how the instruments work.

How many of you out there know the reason why the Air Force stopped monitoring 121.5 Mh and now only monitor 406 Mh?

How many of you out there know what Dead Reckoning and Pilotage mean?

How many of you out there know which instruments are controlled by the Pitot Tube and the Static Port?

If you can not answer all of the above questions, I suggest that you go to your local library and check out a book or spend some time at the local FBO and ask some question of pilots who are more than willing to spend time with you.
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
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Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Let's get Technical

Post by harkonnen » Fri Jan 14, 2011 2:34 pm

Thanks Skipperdan, for another post designed to challenge and inspire.
While having a look for the answer to the frequency question, I ran across this general aviation site which looked worthy of bookmarking and checking out further. The info I was after seemed to be contained in a podcast, but I don 't have a 'pod'.
Heading back now to read further though, and I'm interested in the article and video of some 747 overrun situation.

http://www.avweb.com/

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/exclusi ... 897-1.html

Oh, and I consider MSFS a sim, not a game. It's 'gamey' in the way I use it, much more for entertainment than education, but I often learn something just by 'playing'. I don't know how accurate a simulation it is compared to the real experience of flying, as I have nothing to compare it to, but it's a heck of a learning tool if you want it to be. Heck, at the very least, by flying around different parts of the world you learn something about geography!
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Re: Let's get Technical

Post by skipperdan » Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:20 pm

It is always my pleasure to motivate someone to do some "research" because there is a wealth of information available on the internet.

I appreciated the link that you provided because it gave me an update on the 121.5 Mh status. As an active member of the Civil Air Patrol, I am very interested in this subject.

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/fc ... 950-1.html

As stated in a different post, while most of you were sitting next to the fireplace watching football on New Years day, I was flying a mission looking for an ELT transmitting a signal on 121.5 Mh.

As an incentive to others who may be as motivated as you, here is a link for Dead Reckoning:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_reckoning

Here is a link for Pilotage:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilotage

I challenge someone to provide us with links that document which instruments are connected to the Pitot Tube or Static Port.
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Let's get Technical

Post by skipperdan » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:04 pm

I am going to repeat my challenge from above.

If you accept my challenge, that will prove that I am not the only one who thinks that this is a SIMULATOR and not a game.

Here is my challenge again:

Which instruments are connected to the Pitot/Static System.

Which are the Gyroscopic Instuments?
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Let's get Technical

Post by skipperdan » Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:44 pm

It appears that there is nobody out there who wants to spend a fews minutes doing some research. I guess that there are only two of us who think that this is a Simulator and the rest of you think that this is just a game!

Here are the answers:

Pitot/Static System
Altimeter
Vertical Speed Indicator
Airspeed Indicator

Gyro Guages
Attitude Indicator
Turn Coordinator
Heading Indicator
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Re: Let's get Technical

Post by skipperdan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:30 am

I recently posted my resignation as a Moderator because of lack of participation from the Surclaro fans who are "gamers" and who do not share my preference in treating Microsoft Flight Simulator as a "Simulator".

I even posted several times a link that would enable you to obtain a free membership in AOPA (Airplane Owners and Pilots Association) and requested that you just send me a Personal Memo indicating if you took advantage of the offer. Nobody responded.

I have received some great Personal Memos from several of you expressing appreciation for my challenges to you to exercise your brain instead of exercising your buttox. I wish to say thank you for each of these personal memos.

Follow-up to my recent posting about activities on Saturday, February 12th. I volunteered to assist as a Ground Team Volunteer for the Young Eagles event hosted at my local airport. This is something that I have been doing for the past five years. We were able to provide FREE rides for about 100 kids ages 8 to 17. I was wearing my Civil Air Patrol uniform because we utilized our headquarters for a base station for the Pilots and Ground Team Volunteers. At 3:00 on Saturday, two members of my CAP squadron arrived for an hour training flight. When I asked the pilot if I could fly in the back seat (I normally fly in the front right seat), he asked me a question, "What do you want to accomplish today". I told him that I just wanted to "LISTEN AND LEARN". During this flight, we practiced searching for a test ELT (Emergency Locator Transmitter). By sitting in the back seat and just LISTENING and taking notes, I was able to LEARN! This has been my attitude about Microsoft Flight Simulator for many years. I use this software to Learn and I have frequently encouraged other Surclaro members to "think outside of the box". Flying from point "A" to point "B" using the GPS Moving Map is nice but it does not exercise your brain. I can remember about two years ago when a new member to Surclaro posted a question about how to use the "Auto-Land" feature. As Knute Rocknie said when he walked into the Notre Dame Locker Room, "This is a football. We are going to start with the basics".


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I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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