Posted: 1/18/2010 17:35:46
Ok, after eaa.org and Oshkosh365.org what are your favorite aviation related websites?
Here are mine:
1. Aero-news.net: General aviation news.
2. Cartercopters.com: Follow the devolopment of a high tech gyroplane.
3. Avweb.com: Aviation news.
Posted: 1/19/2010 18:37:28
Modified: 1/19/2010 18:38:02
Here are some plugs for my favorites (mine get's the number one spot, of course)
1. Taildraggers, Inc. - www.taildraggersinc.com - Almost Daily "Aerotainment"
2. I'll second www.aero-news.net
3. Ohio Bush Planes - www.ohiobushplanes.com - Greg Swingle makes some of the coolest videos featuring a Rans S-7S and his buddies flying into and out of some really cool spots in Ohio and elsewhere. You gotta watch the videos!
4. Biplane Forum - www.biplaneforum.com - A discussion forum about homebuilt and other biplanes. Very informative
5. Van's Airforce - www.vansairforce.net - Doug Reeve's VAF forums.
6. Barnstormers - www.barnstormers.com - Aviation Classifieds (although the site's not as good as it used to be, in my opinion)
I'll add more later if I can remember them.
Posted: 1/19/2010 18:48:59
Uncontrolled Airspace - www.uncontrolledairspace.com. Probably many of you are regular listeners to their podcasts.
Posted: 1/19/2010 19:24:54
Luft46.com - if, like me, you are a fan of obscure German WWII designs.
Posted: 1/19/2010 23:43:14
Had never seen Luft46 before thanks for that one.
For anyone interested in building WWI aircraft the replica aircraft forum on The Aerodrome http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/replica-aircraft/ is a place of great joy and beauty
Global Plane Search is a good resource, they aggregate "aircraft for sale" ads from all over the internet - - www.globalplanesearch.com
Must also plug Aerofiles, a historical resource from which I have benefitted enormously over the years http://www.aerofiles.com/
Posted: 1/26/2010 12:19:31
http://www.skyvector.com Aeronautical Charts (not for actual navigational use of course)
http://www.apolloarchive.com Has a collection of all the Project Apollo photos. One of my personal favorite sites.
Posted: 1/27/2010 05:50:53
A space favorite of mine: http://www.spacex.com Follow the development of a private commercial space company.
Posted: 1/27/2010 08:12:35
Just a few...
Warbird Information Exchange: www.warbirdinformationexchange.org
HyperScale modeling website: www.hyperscale.com
Gyro website: www.rotaryforum.com
Luftwaffe and Allied Air Forces discussion forum: http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/index.php
Aviation marketplace: www.barnstormers.com
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Posted: 1/28/2010 12:29:41
Modified: 1/28/2010 12:31:44
Read Budd Davisson's insightful airplane reports at www.airbum.com
Sometimes things a get a bit political in the newsletters from www.leebottom.com. Entertaining and eyeopening. All airplanes and most pilots are welcome at their fly-in.
I read www.aero-news.net daily but the "You heard it here first!" stuff gets old at times.
Posted: 2/3/2010 21:51:38
A great mix of real pictures and fantasy art.
Posted: 2/4/2010 17:55:32
I'm a bit biased here but...
1. Aerographs - Aviation Fine Art Photographs and other products
2. Over the Airwaves - Common Sense Pilot Training
3. Smithsonian Air & Space Magazine
Posted: 2/5/2010 08:22:47
Posted: 2/5/2010 09:09:36
Modified: 2/5/2010 09:10:51
http://www.homebuiltairplanes.com/forums/ is where I spend most of my aeronautical browsing. If you are designing or building, this site probably has the most information on the internet.
Posted: 2/5/2010 14:03:45
When traveling and I need weather and other aviation information, my favorites are:
and of course I get to plug my own...
just for the fun of it.
Posted: 2/6/2010 21:59:54
For you fans of the Cessna 172, go visit www.cessna172club.com , the only club and forum dedicated exclusively to pilots, owners and enthusiasts of the world's most prolific aircraft, the Cessna 172. The first 1,000 who register receive free lifetime memberships. See you at www.cessna172club.com !
Posted: 2/9/2010 14:11:16
I created a site based on the premise that pilots add fun stuff to do around their home airport and an instant network of fun places and activities is created. You can check it out at weekendwaypoints.com. We would put all the data in ourselves but it is impossible to visit every airport in the US, although we would love to try. You can add places and events to the site by simply clicking the add waypoint or add event button. We have discovered all sorts of fun that is transportation free i.e. the businesses will pick you up or you can use a courtesy car. The activities include kayaking, fishing charters, skydiving, golf, paintball, hunting charters, skiing etc. We have another top secret all aviation site coming soon.
Posted: 4/1/2010 19:15:42
a great weather site:
(set to your own city/airport)
Homebuilt Rotorcraft Info:
"Rotors, the only way to FLY" Commercial Rotorcraft Pilot, CFI, AGI, SP-FW
Posted: 4/2/2010 22:08:04
Some not mentioned yet...
Alexis Park Inn - Great video collection http://www.alexisparkinn.com/aviation_history.htm
Abondoned and Little Known Airfields - Kinda sad to see. http://www.airfields-freeman.com/
Airliners.net - They've got pictures of us little guys too http://www.airliners.net
Posted: 4/3/2010 09:04:48
A very well designed web site, with new essays every week and EXCELLENT photography is Max Haynes: