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ACAS/TCAS
Aerobatics
Aerodynamics
Ageing Aircraft Problems
Airbus Fly-By-Wire Technology
Aircraft Accident Investigation
Aircraft Accident Statistics
Aircraft Accident Reports, Commentaries, etc.
Aircraft Civil Registers
Aircraft Design, Construction and Testing
Aircraft Engines
Aircraft Fleet Status
Aircraft and Other Equipment Sites (Manufacturer/specific Types/Models)
Airport, Airline, etc., Code/Decodes etc.
Airport Engineering
Airworthiness
Air Traffic Control
AIS/ATS Sites
Almanac
Astronavigation and Astronautics
Atmospheric Optics
Cabin/Cabin Attendents/Passengers
Circuit Breakers
Climbing
Cockpit Design and Philosophy
Cold Weather Operation
Computers ... and Problems
Commuter Category Notes
Confidential Reporting Systems
Conflict Resolution
Corrosion Problems
CRM Reports of Note
Crosswind Operations
Decision Making
De-Icing/Anti-Icing
Dictionaries, Quotations, etc
Disorientation
Diversions - Technical - For Those Dreadfully Slow Wet Afternoons on Airport Standby
Environmental Concerns
Ethics
ETOPs/LROPs
Fatigue
Fire and Smoke
Flight in Turbulence
Flight Instruments
Flight Manuals and other esoterica
Flight Mechanics/Engineering/General Pilot Training Material
Flight Operations Quality Assurance
Flight Planning
Flight Testing
Foreign Object Control (FOC)/Foreign Object Damage (FOD)
Fuel and Fuel Systems
Glossaries
GNSS/GPS/etc
Ground Operations
High Altitude Flight and Handling
High Lift Devices
Hydroplaning (Aquaplaning)
Hypoxia and related problems
Icing
Instrument Letdowns (Procedure Design)
Jet Upset
Landing Techniques
Leadership
Lightning Strikes
Maintenance Related Matters
Manufacturer Operational/Training Documents/Magazines (and back issues)
Mapping, Maps, Charts, GIS
Mathematics - Background
Medical Matters
Meteorology
Miscellaneous Useful Sites
Mountain Wave Upsets
Navigation/Systems/Instruments
Noise
Noise Regulations etc
Off Aerodrome Landings/Ditchings
Operations in Adverse Weather
Operations Specifications
Passenger Evacuation
Performance
Pistons and Props
Pitot Static Systems
Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) - Hazards
Psychology/Personality/Skills Testing/Profiling
RADAR
Radiation Levels
Radio Matters
Regulator Websites
Regulatory Standards and Related Documents
Rescue and Survival Equipment
Restraint of Freight and Cabin Baggage
Safety Management Systems
Safety Related Matters
Search and Rescue
Spatial Disorientation
Stalling
Standard Atmosphere
Standards - Miscellaneous
Statistics
Supercharging
System Safety
Tail Strike
Takeoff
Technical and Similar Reports - Magazines, etc. - Miscellaneous
Test Flying Memorabilia
Time and Timezones
Training Matters
TSOs
Turnback after Takeoff
Turning Performance
Unit Conversions
Vibration
Volcanic Ash
Vortex Generators/Nacelle Chines
Wake Turbulence/Wing Tip Vortices
Wheels, Tyres and Brakes
Windshear
Winglets
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ACAS/TCAS
ACAS II/TCAS II Contents Page - Eurocontrol ACAS Program
Honeywell TCAS II User Guide

Aerobatics
Aileron as an aid to recovery from the spin - NACA TN776
Comparison of model and full scale spin test results for 60 airplane designs - NACA TN2134
Flight investigation of stall, spin, and recovery ... low wing, single engine, T-tail, light aircraft - NASA TP2427
Tail design requirements for satisfactory spin recovery - NACA TN1045

Aerodynamics
Advanced Topics in Aerodynamics - Dr Antonio Filippone
Aerodynamics Index - Glenn Research Center - NASA
AllStar Network
Aerodynamics for students - Doug Auld - Univ of Sydney
Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook - Desktop Aeronautics, Inc.
B1 Shocks - Airliners.net photograph
FoilSim Glen Research Center - NASA
Reducing Induced Drag - Aviation Intranet

Ageing Aircraft Problems
Ageing - The Electrical Connector: Part 2 - Airbus

Airbus Fly-By-Wire Technology
Airbus Fly-By-Wire Aircraft at a Glance
Training Philosophy for Protected Aircraft in Emergency Situations - Airbus FBW Philosophies

Aircraft Accident Investigation
AAIB - UK
AAIU - Ireland
Aircraft Accident and Incident Notification, Investigation, and Reporting - FAA Order 8020.11B
ATSB - Australia
Ministerio de Fomento - Spain
NTSB Aviation Site - USA
NTSB Investigation Guides - USA
TSB - Canada

Aircraft Accident Statistics
WAAS Data - Airclaims/FAA
NTSB Databases

Aircraft Accident Reports, Commentaries, etc.
Accident and Other Videos - Alexis Park Inn site
Air Disaster.com
Aviation Safety Network
Cessna 404 - Glascow - September 1999 - Confusing failure indications
Kegworth - B734 - G-OBME - 08Jan89 - UK AAIB
Trident - Staines - June 1972 - Inappropriate Flap Retraction and Stall
Historical US accident reports (1934-1965) - US DOT
Jacdec.de

Aircraft Civil Registers
Australia
UK Register

Aircraft Design, Construction and Testing
AC 43.13-1B 'Aircraft Inspection, Repair and Alterations' (ToC and download links) - FAA
AC 65-9A 'Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics General Handbook' (download links) - FAA
Aircraft Design and Construction - Zenith Aircraft Company
Airfoil Section Database - Prof Kevin D Jones - USN Academy
AUF Website
BMAA Technical Data - BMAA
ESDU Data Sheets etc - limited non-subscriber access - ESDU
Muroc EAA Chapter 1000 Site - lots of useful links and things
NASG Airfoil Database - Nihon University
PFA Engineering Page - Popular Flying Association
Prelim Calcs - Neal Willford/EAA (download) http://www.eaa.org/benefits/sportavi...4-Design3e.xls
Repair Fasteners - Airbus
UIUC Airfoil Database

Aircraft Engines
Aircraft Engine Design - Jack Mattingly

Aircraft Fleet Status
Commercial Jet Aircraft Census - Bill Harms - also has lists of codes and abbreviations

Aircraft and Other Equipment Sites (Manufacturer/specific Types/Models)
Aircraft Study Guides - Airplane Driver's Network
AOPA Aircraft Data Page
The Unofficial Airbus Study Site - Bob Sanford
B707 Site - Boeing
B717 Site - Boeing
B727 Site - Boeing
B737 Information Site - Chris Brady
B737 Classic Site - Boeing
B737 Site - Boeing
B747 Classic Site - Boeing
B747 Site - Boeing
B757 Site - Boeing
B757/767 Training - American Airlines Flavours - Chuck Harman
B767 Site - Boeing
B777 Site - Boeing
DC8 Site - Boeing
DC9 Site - Boeing
DC-10 Site - Boeing
Harrier site
Honeywell
Manufacturer Link Page - Landings.com
MD-11 Site - Boeing
MD-80/90 Site - Boeing
MyBoeingFleet Guest Tour - operator-restricted password access - Boeing
Pratt and Whitney Canada PT6A site
Rest of the World Military Aircraft - FAS

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Airport, Airline, etc., Code/Decodes etc.
Airlinecodes.co.uk
Airline/Airport Codes etc. - Douglas Holland's website
Airline Info Database - The Mueller Quadrant
Airport Details - Basic (IATA/ICAO codes, lat/long, elevation, runway lengths) - ARG
Airport identifier encode - Prof Stephen Emery

Airport Engineering
Airport Design - Prof Stephen Emery
Airport Technology Site - Boeing
New Aircraft Characteristics Related to Airport Planning - Uni Calgary
Runway Foaming - FAA Certalert 02-04

Airworthiness
Technical Airworthiness Familiarisation Course - RCAF

Air Traffic Control
North Atlantic Program Co-ordination Office - ICAO
Pans-Ops (Large PDF file)

AIS/ATS Sites
Australia
France
New Zealand
UK

Almanac
Almanac Calculator - Brian Casey

Astronavigation and Astronautics
Astronavigation - Peck/Purdue ?
Definitions of Astronomical Events - GeoScience Australia
(Sun)rise, Set, and Twilight Definitions - USNO

Atmospheric Optics
Atmospheric Optics - Les Cowley - unusual inflight pix always welcomed by email

Cabin/Cabin Attendents/Passengers
Fog in the Cabin - Airbus

Circuit Breakers
The Deliberately Weak Link in the Electrical Chain - Transport Canada article via Michael Murphy's site

Climbing
Climb Performance - USN FTM

Cockpit Design and Philosophy
Less Paper in the Cockpit Concept - Airbus

Cold Weather Operation
Altimeter Corrections (part of RAC 9) - Transport Canada
Altimeter Errors at Cold Temperatures - draft FAA AC
Getting to Grips with Cold Weather Operations - Airbus
Polar Routes - Boeing
The Chilling Result of Cold Temperatures on Barometric Altimeters - FSF report

Computers ... and Problems
Computer-Related Incidents with Commercial Aircraft - Univ. Bielefeld - Faculty of technology
Flight Crew Reliance on Automation - CAA Paper 2004/10
Flight Deck Automation Issues - Oregon State Univ/Research Integrations, Inc

Commuter Category Notes
FAA Memo on SFAR 41

Confidential Reporting Systems
CHIRP - UK

Conflict Resolution
Addressing Interpersonal Conflict - Carter MacNamara - MAPNP

Corrosion Problems
Corrosion Control for Aircraft - AvStop Magazine
Corrosion - The Insidious Foe - AvStop Magazine
Note on Mercury Corrosion of Aluminium - Dr Barry Ornitz

CRM Reports of Note
Please refer to the "Safety, CRM, and QA" Forum for numerous CRM references
Error Tolerant Crew Procedures - Steve Last
Evolution of CRM Training in Commercial Aviation - RAeS HFG - UTA Paper
Evolution of CRM Training in Commercial Aviation - Helmreich, Merritt, and Wilhelm - UTA paper
Methods Used to Evaluate the Effectiveness of .. - UK CAA SRG Paper 2002/05
Reasons for the Failure of CRM Training in Aviation - Johnson Uni Glasgow paper
Threat Error Management - ICAO

Crosswind Operations
Landing Techniques - Crosswind Landings - Airbus FOBN

Decision Making
Pilot Decision Making - Transport Canada

De-Icing/Anti-Icing
De-Icing/Anti-Icing Fluids - Boeing
De-Icing Forum - Aviation Ground Support Equipment site
Holdover times - links - Transport Canada

Descending
Descent Performance - USN FTM

Dictionaries, Quotations, etc
Babel Fish - phrase translator - AltaVista
Dictionary/Thesaurus - Dictionary.com
FreeDictionary.com - translations
Rhymezone.com

Disorientation
Disorientation - or; Whose Gyros Do You Trust ? - CAMI - FAA
Spatial Disorientation - Seeing is Not Believing - CAMI - FAA

Diversions - Technical - For Those Dreadfully Slow Wet Afternoons on Airport Standby
Clock Watching - Yugo Nakamura ?
IQ Tests - Tickle Your Brain Website

Environmental Concerns
The Environmental Effects of Civil Aircraft in Flight - Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

Ethics
Ethics Courses in Engineering - Texas A&M University

ETOPs/LROPs

Fatigue
Aircrew Fatigue - CAA Paper 2005-04
Fatigue Countermeasures Group - NASA

Fire and Smoke
Response to In-Flight (Cabin) Smoke - Boeing
Cargo Smoke and Fire - C/D/E Compartments - Boeing
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Flight in Turbulence
Flight in Severe Turbulence: A Close Encounter of the Rough Kind - Airbus

Flight Instruments
Erroneous Flight Instruments - Boeing

Flight Manuals and other esoterica
Blackbird SR-71 - SR-71.org - Paul Kucher

Flight Mechanics/Engineering/General Pilot Training Material
Aerospace Digital Library - Georgia Institute of Technology - Aerospace Engineering
Airbus Briefing Notes - Airbus
Aviation Courses - Miscellaneous Notes - click on subject headings - Selkirk College - Canada
Flight Theory Modules - AUF
See How It Flies - Dr John S Denker
Technical Flying - Prof David F Rogers - USN Academy - collected technical reports
Thai Technics

Flight Operations Quality Assurance
Flight Data Monitoring - CAP739 - UK CAA

Flight Planning
International Flight Information Manual - FAA

Flight Testing
Aircraft Performance Flight Testing - AFFTC-TIH-99-01 - USAF
Dryden Flight Research Center - NASA - Education page
Dryden Technical Reports Server
FAA Heavy Flight Test Guide
Introduction to Flight Test Manoeuvres - NASA Dryden
Society of Experimental Test Pilots
Society of Flight Test Engineers
Wet/Cont Runway spray test - also shows trailing static cone - B737 - Airliners.net photograph

Foreign Object Control (FOC)/Foreign Object Damage (FOD)
Foreign Object Debris and Damage Prevention - Boeing

Fuel and Fuel Systems
Aeroshell Book, The
Fuel Densities - Transport Canada
Fuel dumping - B742 - Airliners.net photo
Fuel Imbalance - Boeing

Glossaries
Aviation Abbreviations and Acronyms - CASA - Australia
Aviation Acronyms and Abbreviations - FAA GPS Site
Aviation Glossary - AOPA
Avionics Glossary - Rockwell Collins
Aviation Terms Glossary - Key Publishing
CSGNetwork Glossary - very extensive and useful link
Jargon Buster - IFALPA

GNSS/GPS/etc
All About GPS - Trimble
EGNOS/Galileo - European Space Agency
Geospatial Intelligence - National Imagery and Mapping Agency - US Government
Global Positioning System Overview - Dr Peter H Dana - GPS and related subject material
GPS Information - UK Ordnance Survey
GLONASS - Russian MoD Site - English language optionGPS Information Website - Joe Mehaffey/Jack Yeazel
RAIM Prediction - EuroControl Augur Site

Ground Operations
Preventing Runway Incursions - Airbus

High Altitude Flight and Handling
High Altitude Handling - Effect of CG - Boeing

High Lift Devices
High Lift Systems - part of an Aircraft Design course - Stanford

Hydroplaning (Aquaplaning)
Don't 'Hang Ten' in your Airplane - Avemco via AvWeb article
Landing on Slippery Runways - Boeing Airliner magazine Oct/Dec 1992 - App E of RVTV Report 1999011
Tire Hydroplaning - NASA Langley - videos

Hypoxia and related problems
Altitude induced decompression sickness - CAMI - FAA
Altitude Tutorial - Mountain Medicine Information Center
Hypoxia - CAMI - FAA
When Humans Fly High: What Pilots Should Know ... - AvWeb article

Icing
A pilot's guide to inflight icing - NASA
Effects of Icing on Control - FAA AC 91-51A
Icing Branch - NASA Glenn

Instrument Letdowns (Procedure Design)
Circling differences between PANS/OPS and TERPs - UK CAA document

Jet Upset
Aerodynamic Principles of Large Airplane Upsets - Airbus
Aerodynamic Principles of Large Airplane Upsets - Boeing
Airplane Upset Recovery - Airbus
Upset Recovery - FAA
FlightLab Handling Notes Downloads

Landing Techniques
Preventing Hard Nosegear Touchdowns - Boeing

Leadership
Big Dog's Leadership Page - Donald Clark

Lightning Strikes
Lightning Strikes and Airbus FBW Aircraft - Airbus
Lightning strike sequence - B747 - Kawasaki via NWS - a MUST see URL

Maintenance Related Matters
Maintenance Cost Analysis - Airbus
Operator/Manufacturer Scheduled Maintenance Development - ATA MSG-3 - via FAA website

Manufacturer Operational/Training Documents/Magazines (and back issues)
Aero Magazine - Subject Index - Boeing
Avco Lycoming 'Flyer' Key Reprints - Textron Lycoming
CodeOne Magazine - Lockheed Martin - military
FAST Magazine - Airbus
Understanding Takeoff Speeds - Airbus Flight Operations Briefing Notes
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Mapping, Maps, Charts, GIS
FLIP Charts, etc - National Imagery and Mapping Agency - US Government

Mathematics - Background
Mechanics and Mathematics Reviews - ETPS Test Pilot Course Notes (via NTPS site)
Miscellaneous Maths - Plus site
The Math Forum@Drexel - Ask Dr Math - Drexel Univ

Medical Matters
BMI calculator - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Meteorology
Aspects of Cloud Formation - Uni Leeds School of Earth and Environment
Meteoblue - useful links - Uni Basel
Photographs - Cloud Formations - Cloud Appreciation Society
Photographs - Mammatus Cloud - Jorn Olsen
Saturated air - water vs temperature - Penn State Univ
Useful Things - Uni Wyoming

Miscellaneous Useful Sites
Aerospaceweb.org
Alf501h's PPRuNe Website
Area Tecnica - Iberia Pilots' Website (?) - useful links similar to this thread
Currency converter - Yahoo
Useful links to other sites - AirServices Australia site
AvWeb site
Flight Safety Foundation
Index of on-line articles - Air and Space magazine
PilotPointer.com - lots of useful links
RAeS homepage
RAeS Library
Smilies, All you ever wanted to know about
Thirty Thousand Feet - lots of links to other places
Wing Files - Nathan Gutierrez - similar to this thread with links to various places
World Fact Book - US Government

Mountain Wave Upsets
B707 Loss over Mt Fuji - BOAC 911 - March 1966

Navigation/Systems/Instruments
Aviation Formulary - Ed Williams
EGPWS Website
Great Circle Distance Calculator - Prof Stephen Emery
Great Circle Mapper - Karl L Swartz
Great Circle calculator with midpoint option - AeroPlanner
ILS Errors - B767 ILS Incident at Apia - NZ CAA Report
Lateral and Vertical Navigation - Boeing
PNR Usage - offtrack PETs & PSRs - PPRuNe thread
PNR Calculation - differing fuel flow PSRs on the circular slide rule - PPRuNe thread
Polar Route Operations - Boeing
Slide rule manuals - Eric Marcotte
Slide rules and other mathematical instruments - Chris Sangwin

Noise
Making a Quieter Jet Engine - Marcus Williams - CalTech

Noise Regulations etc
Airport Noise Regulation Information Site - Boeing

Off Aerodrome Landings/Ditchings
Ditching Myths - ETS

Operations in Adverse Weather
GA Pilot Behaviour in Adverse Weather - ARIR B2005/0127 - ATSB
Getting to grips with CAT II/III Operations - Airbus - via Wingfiles

Operations Specifications
Ops Specs Site - MMELs etc - FAA

Passenger Evacuation
A Safety Study of Evacuations of Large, Passenger-Carrying Aircraft - TSBC (Canada) Report SA9501

Performance
Aeroplane Performance - UK CAA Booklet
Aircraft Performance Data (GA) - myplane.com
Aircraft Performance Database (GA) - risingup.com
Getting to Grips with Performance - Airbus (via Wingfiles - mix of pilot and engineering approach - useful pilot study paper)
Max Range & Endurance (piston) - Prof. M. Byington
Propeller Aircraft Performance - ALLSTAR
Understanding and Using Performance Data - BMAA Technical Leaflet
Level Flight Performance - USN FTM
Vx,Vy and a TechLog discussion of the above site - PPRuNe thread
Excess Power Characteristics - USN FTM

Pistons and Props
Aircraft Engine Historical Society
AvWeb's Pelican's Perch articles - John Deakin

Pitot Static Systems
Pitot Static System Performance - USN FTM

Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) - Hazards
Effects of Interference from Cellular Telephones on Aircraft Avionic Equipment - UK CAA
EMI - The Nigel's Aviation Safety Page (also has a comprehensive URL link listing for other aviation entities)
Interference from mobile phones - UK CAA Report
Interference from PEDs - Boeing

Psychology/Personality/Skills Testing/Profiling
CBT Cognitive Skills Testing - CogState Ltd
German Aerospace Centre (DLR) Site

RADAR
Radar Hazards - anecdotal tales - PPRuNe thread
RAF Radar Standard Technical Training Notes (AP 3302 Pt 3) - Dick Barrett (scanning part completed)
Terminal Area Weather Radar Technique - PPRuNe thread
Weather Radar Guide - Everything Weather
WXR-700X Operating Manual Weather Radar Description - Chuck Harman
X band radar tips - PPRuNe thread

Radiation Levels
Inflight Radiation Levels - FAA CAMI Site
Radiation doses in operation, pilots & cabin crew

Radio Matters
Q Codes - Ralf D. Kloth
Radio Telephony Manual - UK CAA CAP 413

Regulator Websites
Seattle Aircraft Evaluation Group Home Page - FAA site
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Regulatory Standards and Related Documents
AC - Advisory Circulars - FAA - (Explanatory Supporting Documents for the FARs)
Canadian Regulations
DOT Archival Special Collections Library - google for "DOT library" will link to this site - very useful historical data
FAA Ops Specs Page - FAA
FAA Resource Link Site
US Federal Regulations - Comprehensive - US Government
FAR - Federal Aviation Regulations (CFR 14) - US Government
Historical AC/CAM/CAR/FAR - US DOT
EASA - JAR 25 (now CS 25)
ICAO Documents
STC - Supplemental Type Certificates - FAA - USA
TC - Type Certificates - Australia
TCDS - Type Certificate Data Sheets - FAA - (Basic Certification Data - Types/Models)
TSO - Technical Standards Orders - FAA - (Equipment etc. Design Standards)
UK Military Aircraft Standards

Rescue and Survival Equipment
Eject, Eject - Ejection website - Jim Griffiths
Manufacturer/Supplier Contact List - Outdoor/Rescue/Survival Equipment

Restraint of Freight and Cabin Baggage
Overhead Stowage Bin Article Retention - Boeing

Safety Management Systems
Introduction to Safety Management Systems - TP 13739 - Transport Canada
Helicopter Risk Management - TP 10112 - Transport Canada
Safety Management Systems for Commercial Air Transport Operations - UK CAA CAP 712
Safety Management Systems - What's In It For You ? - AUS CASA Guidance Booklet
Score Your Safety Culture Checklist - Reason via Transport Canada site

Safety Related Matters
Advanced Qualification Program - FAA
Aviation Safety Magazine - FAA
Aviation Safety Site - Airbus
Aviation Safety Site - Boeing
International Aviation Safety Assessment - FAA

Search and Rescue
Australia - AMSA website

Spatial Disorientation
Spatial Disorientation Countermeasures - USAF

Stalling
Stall Speed Determination - USN FTM

Standard Atmosphere
Standard Atmosphere Computations - Applied Aerodynamics: A Digital Textbook - Desktop Aeronautics, Inc.

Standards - Miscellaneous
UK Defence Standardisation Website

Statistics
Electronic Statistics Textbook - StatSoft
Sample sizes - Prof Stephen Emery

Supercharging
Supercharging (Those Fire-Breathing Turbos (with links to subsequent articles) - John Deakin - Pelican's Perch

System Safety
System Safety - Transport Canada System Safety site

Tail Strike
Tail Strike - Boeing (Douglas)

Takeoff
Erroneous Takeoff Reference Speeds - Boeing
Rejected Takeoff Studies - Boeing/Evergreen
Takeoff and Landing Performance - USN FTM

Technical and Similar Reports - Flying Magazines, etc. - Miscellaneous
Archive FAA/CAA Reports - US DOT
NACA Reports - Archival Data. (The site has links to NASA reports)
NASA Glenn Research Center
NASA History - NASA
NASA Technical Reports Server
Situational Awareness reports - SA Technologies
USN Approach Magazine - US Navy

Test Flying Memorabilia
Test Pilots and Test Aircraft - Neil Corbett's site

Time and Timezones
GMT Site - time check and useful timezone data

Training Matters
Transition training onto advanced cockpits - Ecottris

Technical Standards Orders (TSOs)
US TSOs
European TSOs
Australian TSOs

Turnback after Takeoff
Should you turn back ? - Prof David F Rogers - USN Academy
The Possible "Impossible" Turn - Prof David F Rogers - AIAA Paper

Turning Performance
Turning Performance and Agility - USN FTM

Unit Conversions
Ask Numbers Site
Calculator.org site
Convert (download address) - Josh Maddison
ConvertIt.com
Dictionary of Units - Prof. Russ Rowlett
Google Site Calculator

Vibration
In-Flight Airplane Vibration - Boeing

Volcanic Ash
Volcanic Ash Avoidance and Recovery - Boeing

Vortex Generators/Nacelle Chines
Vortex Generators - Andre Ludovic
Vortex Generators - an example (Ryanair B738) - Airliners.net

Wake Turbulence/Wing Tip Vortices
Airplane Trailing Vortices - Boeing
(Von) Karman Vortex Flows - Prof M S Cramer
Wake Turbulence - NZ CAA Booklet
Wingtip Vortices and Contrails - Airliners.net photograph

Wheels, Tyres and Brakes
Tire Care and Maintenance - Desser (Goodyear)
Goodyear Tyre Manual
Tyre Care Manual - Dunlop
Wheel and Tire Servicing - Explosion Risks - Boeing

Windshear
Windshear - era paper

Winglets
About Winglets - Mark D. Maughmer
Blended Winglets - Boeing
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As the thread has grown without too much in the way of preflight planning, there will be things in it which could be done in a better way or links located in a more appropriate Index position. Please feel free to suggest changes to the Index and specific location of links as you feel the need ..

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Old 23rd Mar 2006, 10:46   #8 (permalink)
 
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new link

May be this page about Fokker F70s and F100s should be added:
http://www.fokkerpilot.net/index.htm
Thank you!
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Old 1st May 2006, 23:14   #9 (permalink)
 
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http://enav.it/aip/aip_login_eng_err.html
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Old 1st May 2006, 23:15   #10 (permalink)
 
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Italy ENAV
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Old 1st Jun 2006, 13:29   #11 (permalink)
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Finland AIS Finland
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Old 11th Jul 2006, 10:51   #12 (permalink)
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SEARCHING TECH LOG (or any PPRuNe) - UPDATED NOV 2011

One of the great strengths of Tech Log is that it is an ever-growing repository of knowledge which can be searched. The search function is not completely friendly, so here is how to get the best out of it. The latest version of vBulletin software has a different set of rules for searching, and so this post has been amended and updated:

1. Click on search on the top menu, then click on advanced search on the drop-down menu (since the default for a normal search is to search only the very recent posts).
2. Change the 'find posts from' to an appropriate time span - I use 'a month ago' and 'older' for instance. Default is very recent posts. (You can save your preferences by the way, at the bottom of the screen).
3. Use several keywords to limit the search results. With only a single keyword there are potentially thousands of results but since there is a limit of +/- 400 posts in the search response, many won't be listed and will be discarded, and the results may not be much use. Typically the oldest posts get left out. It looks like the limit is one of 19 pages of responses.
4. To search with more than one keyword, the search phrase is a bit specific. So if I was chasing up discussion on brake cooling during turnarounds and whether the brakes should be released to aid cooling, my search would be looking for brakes cooling and release. I would use:

RIGHT WAY(S)
brakes cooling release
brakes AND cooling AND release

WRONG WAY
brakes +cooling +release

5. To search with one keyword excluded, say my search was looking for brakes without any discussion on fires, I would use:

RIGHT WAY
brakes -fires

WRONG WAY
brakes NOT fires

6. Check the number of results you've got. It should be less than say 25 or even 50 (well maybe 100 if the term is common). If the results are somewhere near 400, then you have hit the limit and an unknown number of posts have been discarded. The latest vBulletin version just stops searching, but doesn't tell you that it has. It looks like the limit is one of 19 pages of responses. Take a look at the last page of your search responses - if the posts are dated in the last year or two, then clearly a lot of the earlier posts have been missed.

Rephrase your search, or limit the forums you are searching, or put in date limits, etc.

.. thank you, good sir .. I shall inset this into the main text in due course ..

Last edited by OverRun; 2nd Nov 2011 at 01:24. Reason: New search rules
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Old 18th Aug 2006, 12:58   #13 (permalink)
 
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Fantastic job guys! Thank you very much.
Here goes another one: AIS Spain (requires to register and it is in Spanish) http://www.aena.es/csee/Satellite?pa.../Home_NavAerea
Thanks again
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Old 20th Aug 2006, 16:31   #14 (permalink)
 
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ICAO docs in pdf

Danish CAA published ICAO docs here - http://dcaa.slv.dk000/icaodocs/

Thanks for all the great links!

POL
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Old 20th Aug 2006, 17:34   #15 (permalink)
 
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EASA Airworthiness Directives at http://ad.easa.eu.int/
Requires registration (free).
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 10:32   #16 (permalink)
 
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Couple of updates for Aircraft Civil Registers
UK Register existing link listed - defunct.
UK Register:
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.asp...pplicationid=1
US register:
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...um_inquiry.asp
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 10:35   #17 (permalink)
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.. looks like I need to put an hour or two aside to bring all this up to date in the next little while ..
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 11:06   #18 (permalink)
 
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Spanish Aircract Register

Spanish Aircraft Register.

English version: http://www.aire.org/rnac/index_eng.htm
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 14:36   #19 (permalink)
 
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Some more AIS sites:

Netherlands http://ais-netherlands.nl/aim/eaip.php

Poland http://ais.pata.pl/index.php?lang=_en

Portugal http://nav.pt/ais
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Old 2nd Nov 2006, 16:20   #20 (permalink)
 
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I note there are several posts for EUR AIS sites. These are covered by EUROCONTROL at http://www.eurocontrol.int/aim/publi...e/web_eur.html

The front page for the @IS links is http://www.eurocontrol.int/aim/publi...is_online.html (going beyond Europe.)

An alternative to visiting individual AIS domains is to acquaint yourself with EAD,
http://www.eurocontrol.int/ead/publi...EAD_Basic.html
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