Posts Tagged ‘aviation’

Airplane Flying Handbook in EPUB format

Friday, August 6th, 2010

I have completed converting the Airplane Flying Handbook into EPUB format, a type of digital book. The Airplane Flying Handbook is an FAA publication designed to teach basic piloting skills. I used the Airplane Flying Handbook in ground school when I was studying for my private pilot certificate. You can purchase the EPUB version of the Airplane Flying Handbook in my store.

The digital version contains all of the content from the paper version. But since it is digital you can easily search for terms using your reader. (It still has the index from the paper version too.) I found it to be very convenient to read on my Droid phone, an Android based device, using a program called Aldiko. Having the book on my phone allowed me to make use of my idle time: it was very convenient to open the book on my phone and read a couple pages as time allowed. I have provided a little screen tour of the EPUB Airplane Flying Handbook rendered by Aldiko, captured from my Droid phone. (more…)

Comic for every GA pilot who flies on a commercial flight

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

xkcd recently posted the perfect comic showing how every GA (or sim) pilot who has to fly commercial, I think, wishes the system worked:

Seat Selection

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To the moon, Cringely, to the moon!

Sunday, September 30th, 2007

Robert Cringely announced in his latest column that he plans to participate in the Google Lunar X Prize. The competition challenge is: “soft-landing a robotic craft on the Moon and roving on the surface”. I have been reading Cringely’s column for a long time. I watched him in his PBS show “Plane Crazy“. I wish him well. It would be so cool to work on his team for the challenge. I am sure that he will provide progress reports in his column. I expect them to be entertaining, to say the least. 🙂