Articles, books, films and documentaries related to flight simulation.
Article - FSX launch, Sydney, October 2006
Comments - On an unusually grey Sydney afternoon in October 2006 MiGMan was a guest of Microsoft at the launch of their new flagship product - Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
Article - Flying T-6 Texans in Germany, 2006
Date - 2006
Author - Mark Schimmer
Description - "I was able to fulfill a dream last week, that is, I always wanted to fly in a World War 2 piston-powered fighter aircraft."
Air to Air Guns
Carrier: Catapult launch
Carrier takeoff video
F/A-18 Suoper Hornet carrier take off
Take -ff in a jet fighter
Basic switch assignments on your HOTAS
Virtual Cockpit 4
Virtual Cockpit 5
Gerry Anderson's Captain Scarlet
Comment - Captain Scarlet is basically Biggles reimagined for the 21st century, in the 1960s. Ripping yarns and tales of derring-do.
Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy - the story behind the Hornet scenes in the film.
Exhibit - Deadliest Warrior
Platform - TV
Description - A comparison of classic warriors and fighting styles achieved with the aid of weapons experts and weaponeers, professional martial artists and trainers, biomechanical engineers and statistical modelling.
Comparative costs of home entertainment
Comments - I ran a quick comparison, showing what PC flight sims cost per hour in relation to other popular forms of entertainment. It is interesting to note the both the most expensive and the cheapest items per hour are comic books. The content is the same, the media has changed from print to digital. Flight Sims turn out to be nearly the cheapest form of home entertainment per hour!
- Flight Test your sim aircraft
- Flight Test defns
- Flight Test your fuel-flow
- Flight Test: general
- Flight Test: your graph paper
- Flight Test your max speed
- Flight Test your split-S
- Flight Test your stall-speed
- Flight Test your Vclimb
- Flight Test: your Vclimb card
Examples of computer graphics: the 1990s
Graphics resolutions in the late '90s.
Texture Mapping 101
20 Years of Military Flight Simulations on the PC by Len "Viking 1" Hjalmarson.
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Aviation education and learning websites
Flight Sim and Game Hardware Websites - deprecated
External Links - deprecated
Multiplayer Games and Virtual Squadrons - deprecated
Flight Sim and Game Websites - deprecated
Title - PC Pilot Magazine
Release Date - Sep 1999 to present
Developer - PC Pilot Magazine
Publisher - PC Pilot Magazine
Collection - Yes, various issues.
Comments - PC Pilot is published 6 times a year, with issues published at the end of January, March, May, July, September and November. This mag is beautifully presented with generous screenshots. The writers range from professional aviation authors to academics - and they are all flight sim nuts! What a relief to find a quality games mag - and one that treats our beloved hobby with the respect it deserves.
Exhibit: RAAF in Korea
Exhibit: Simulating Reality
Description: X,Y and Z axes, vectors, ray tracing, polygons, texture mapping, these and many more are the tools used to model real events inside a mathematical simulation.
Exhibit - Weapons of War Vol.1 'Fighters'
Release Date - 2009
Platform - DVD
Publisher - imp
In collection - Vol.1 "Fighters"
Comments - An adequate base level introduction to the subject. Afficionados will find the information too shallow. Content comprises a 40 minute documentary with stock footage and a single voice-over. The ""hard cover book"" is a 24 page booklet nested in the DVD case.
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- Please be patient as I rebuild the index
Exhibit - Indexes
Exhibit: Videos by MiGMan
Release Date: Various
In collection: Yes
Comments: Videos uploaded or authored by MiGMan.
Exhibit: World War II
Description: From 1939-1945 the entire world was embraced by a conflict between the Axis powers of Germany, Japan and Italy versus... just about everbody else! This conflict shaped the world we live in now.