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Tsunami.... !!! the asian tsunami did not change the earths tilt at all, however it may have altered the earths wobble ! because the sumatran Tsunami was nearer one shore than the other,and one plate had a mch bigger force than the other,( which moved less, ) the effects will be lop sided !
H is for haggis- sheepy's stomach!
...Wind shear is a sudden and drastic change in wind direction or speed over a short distance along the flight path, usually associated with a microburst that often occurs in the vicinity of thunderstorms or typhoons.more from: http://www.geocities.com/khlim777_my/aswindshearz.htm [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
...Mark Granville and "Pete" Miller found twenty people to invest $100 dollars each and formed the Miller Aircraft Corporation. In 1936 they built a side-by-side sport plane (X1331) with a 125 HP Menasco engine. It was named "Zeta" because Miller's fraternity at NYU was Zeta Psi. The plane's first flight was made on DEC 11, 1937. No market was found, so Mark and his wife used it for short pleasure trips until W.W.II restrictions on private aircraft forced the plane into retirement with only 200 hours logged. The dismantled plane was found in a barn, refurbished and donated to the Springfield Science Museum in 1978. Thanks to Romaine Lambert...http://www.geocities.com/capecanaveral/lab/4515/Miller.htm [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
Hey Iko what's up with ya and aeroplanes?
...Gyrocompasses are basically navigation aids. Gyroscopes don't like to change direction, so if they are mounted into a device that allows them to move freely (low friction gimbal). Then when the device is moved in different directions the gyroscope will still point in the same direction. This can then be measured and the results can be used in similar ways to a normal compass. But unlike a standard magnetic compass is not magnetic environmental changes and readings are move accurate. Gyrocompasses are commonly used in ships and aircraft. http://www.gyroscopes.org/uses.asp [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
...The Instrument Landing System adds glide-slope, or elevation information. Commonly called the ILS, it is the granddaddy of them all when it comes to getting down close to the ground. In every sense it is a precision approach system and with the most sophisticated equipment it can guide you right down to the runway—zero Decision-Height and zero visibility. If you jumped to this point of the website without proceeding through the earlier sections, I strongly recommend that you return to the Air Navigation section and review the sections on VFR Sectional Charts, IFR enroute low altitude charts, and the basics of plotting a course. Further, you should go to the NDB Approaches/Approach Plates section and read the basics of Instrument Approach Plates, now called Terminal Procedures.... http://www.navfltsm.addr.com/ils.htm [Links inactive - To make links active and clickable, login or click here to register]
KNOT(Nautical Mile per Hour) Most common measure of aircraft speed equaling 6,080 feet or about 1.15 miles. (For mph, multiply knots by 1.15.)
...HMS Queen Elizabeth will be the first of the Royal Navy's two new Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers and is scheduled to enter service in 2014.Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship (Prince of Wales) will be the largest warships ever built in the United Kingdom. They are multi-purpose carriers that can adapt to complete multiple roles. It will be capable of carrying 40 aircraft (the F-35B Lightning II) or 25 Chinook helicopters, a major capability upgrade from the current Invincible class carriers.The ships will be built in four sections, at Portsmouth, Rosyth, Barrow-in-Furness, and on the Clyde, by BAE Systems and VT Group before being assembled on the Clyde.