Flying Page - Links
- Every pilot should
belong to the Aircraft
Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).
- For aviation
- ...and Weather Underground
has the best satellite pictures and radar information, as well as
- If you fly a
Cessna, the Cessna Pilots
Association is another must.
- Another plug for
Flying Club, Attitude
Aviation and Sirius Flying.
you wanted to know about spins, especially
best weather analysis you can hope to find - this is for
California but just replace /ca/ for the state of your choice
- For Northern
California pilots, the Fort
Ord Profiler to tell you what's going on with our famous
- A great
unpublished book on flying and how airplanes fly is See How It Flies.
- it's the only place I've found that explains the commercial pilot
test manoeuver called "turns on points" for example. It's really a
shame that this book has never made it into print.
- The best and most entertaining aviation discussion site is PPrune.
It has a bit of a UK bias, since it was started by a UK airline pilot
and probably half the regulars are in the UK, but it's a lot of fun and
lately seems to have become the journalists' first resort when they're
trying to find interesting things to write about accidents and other
industry goings-on (the thread about the BA038 incident at Heathrow in
January 2008 is up to 112 pages at the time of writing, and still
growing - despite massive pruning of irrelevant or just plain stupid
material by the moderators).
- Not directly related to flying, but at least one of the above articles would be lost for ever but for www.archive.org,
where you can find everything (well almost) that has ever been
available on the web, even if the actual site is long-since defunct.