Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Karl Reisman of Tumansky Heavy Industries (THI) has created a Trainer Aircraft in SL. This aircraft can be used by 2 avatars. Great for training new pilots.
These are not easy economic times in RL with Oil and Food prices climbing higher each week, so I met with Phin recently to discuss the future of his Jazz Club in New Toulouse. We were trying to decide whether to keep the club or not. We've decided to keep it a little longer and see how things go during the next few months.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Inspired by AirChiefMarshal Phineas Messmer (who sent this hilarious photograph to remind me we have a para-troopers unit in the RCAF), I bought my own parachute and even a skyboard. Holy Nekos that was fun!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
To which I reply, "Rez your ass on over to Skies of Tomorrow in the Extropia sim!"
Thanks again to Bancos Milestone and his fantastic aircraft!
Monday, May 26, 2008
"....Today is Memorial Day, which is the day the US sets aside to reflect on the sacrifices of those wore the uniform to protect their nation. Although at its heart Star Trek has been a show about exploration, it also has many elements of the military and so on this Memorial Day we reflect on Star Trek and the military...."
Remembering Star Trek’s Military Moments | TrekMovie.com
This Horsa glider crashed in France on D-Day, killing its pilot and passengers...."
Remembering World War Two Airmen: World War Two Glider Pilots--A Rare Breed
".... Diana Barnato Walker set a speed record as a pilot in 1963.
By John F. Burns
Monday, May 12, 2008
LONDON: Diana Barnato Walker, an heiress to a South African diamond mining fortune who took up flying in the 1930s and became a celebrated aviator as one of a group of women who delivered new fighters and bombers to combat squadrons in World War II, died on April 28. She was 90...."Remembering World War Two Airmen: Diana Barnato Walker, Acclaimed Pilot, Dies at 90
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Video captured in Second Life by Zoe Connolly: Just testing an idea for an adventure story. Part Hitchcock and part Indiana Jones....
Music by Yes "Siberian Khatru"
I account for most of my success due to my January 2008 upgrade from a laptop that could barely handle SL to a new dualcore desktop that can handle just about anything. Yay!
Beyond that I have a few simple tips....On to the video!
After an engine test of my F-94 Starfire from Bancos Milestone, I turned my plane around and made a typical take-off from Skies of Tomorrow in the Extropia sim.
One thing I learned in all my SL flights is patience. Don't be too eager to launch or too quick to land. As in RL flying, know your aircraft, airfield, and where you're flying.
Use your mini-map as your compass. Observe your instruments. Watch your airspeed and altitude. A good question to ask is - Will the weather (Lag) be too much for my controls (my computer, SL Client) to handle a flight today?
The altitude of the Second Skies runway is 41 meters. You'll note on the video that my first approach is far too high at about 100 meters. I pulled away from the runway and flew north again in order to lose more altitude before my second approach. My 2nd approach was much better at approximately 60 meters in altitude. Satisfied I could make a good landing, I set my bird down, brought her to a stop and powered down. Another successful SL Flight and landing! Double, nay...Triple w00t!
Friday, May 23, 2008
"....The Yankee Air Museum is proud to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of "Thunder Over Michigan". A decade in the making, the 2008 Edition of Chrysler Jeep Superstores Thunder Over Michigan promises to be the warbird show not to be missed! Featuring a salute to the "rough and tough" P-47 Thunderbolt and special segment dedicated to the beloved WWII Heavy Bombers, a wide variety of vintage & modern military Fighters, Bombers & Transports will help celebrate the event's 10th Anniversary! ...."
Thunder Over Michigan - Air Show - Yankee Air Museum
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Zabrina captures video from SecondLife: Engine Demonstration of Bancos Milestone's B-24 Liberator at Skies of Tomorrow in the Extropia sim ---
Take a look at Mr. Milestone's selection at the following SLurl...