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2014-03-31 23:02:54

“We all know that Robert Zemeckis is one of our industry’s finest Directors,” said Mark Wolper, President & Executive Producer of The Wolper Organization at Warner Bros. and Chair of the Endeavor Awards Host Committee, to which Mr. Zemeckis has been named. “What his fans and even friends might not know is that Zemeckis is also a compassionate supporter of Public Benefit Aviation.” Santa Monica, California (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Robert Zemeckis, who is a licensed pilot,...

flying Paradise tree snake
2014-03-05 04:36:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The flying Paradise tree snakes of lowland Asia are renowned for their ability to glide from tree to tree and a new study in the journal Physics of Fluids has shown that these reptiles ride tiny vortices of air that give them a little extra boost. The study expanded on previous research that showed the snakes get an extra boost of lift when facing the air flow at a certain angle. “After experiments uncovered this, we decided to...

2014-03-04 12:24:07

A team of researchers exploring the aerodynamics of flying snakes finds that whirls of wind, the little vortices surrounding it, give them an extra lift. WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Animal flight behavior is an exciting frontier for engineers to both apply knowledge of aerodynamics and to learn from nature's solutions to operating in the air. Flying snakes are particularly intriguing to researchers because they lack wings or any other features that remotely...

A Wingsuit Could Let Usain Bolt Fly On Saturn's Largest Moon
2014-03-03 10:40:17

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Usain Bolt, who holds records as the fastest man on Earth on two feet, may be so fast that he could fly if he was dropped off on Saturn’s moon Titan and given a wingsuit. Physics students from the University of Leicester have calculated that, based on the world-record holder’s superhuman speeds, he would be able to take flight on the distant moon. Bolt has been recorded reaching speeds of up to 40.25 feet per second, or...

Building Better Aircraft Based On Bat Wing Motions
2014-02-18 12:57:54

[ Watch the Video: Bats Inspire Next-Gen Aircraft ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers are studying how bats flap their wings in hopes it will help in designing small flying vehicles in the future. The team studied how bats use their wings to manipulate the air around them and wrote about their findings in a paper published in the journal Physics of Fluids. Over 1,000 bat species have hand membrane wings in which their fingers are “webbed” and are...

Snake's Ability To Fly May Be Due To Aerodynamics
2014-01-30 10:37:45

[ Watch the Video: How Can A Snake Fly? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Paradise tree snake is probably best known for one unique behavior: its ability to "fly" from tree to tree. New research from a team of American scientists has revealed that these snakes shape their body into an aerofoil mid-flight to allow them to glide around 100 feet from the top of a tree. Study author Jake Socha, a biomechanics expert at Virginia Tech, said the snakes appear to...

2014-01-21 23:04:02

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces Integration of the Mid-Continent Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) into its North American Fleet of Stall and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Airplanes - Effective Pilot UPRT Mitigates the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) Threat to the Traveling Public, the Leading Cause of Crash-Related Fatalities in Commercial Aviation Worldwide over the Past 10 Years. Mesa, Arizona (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 Aviation Performance Solutions...

flying jellyfish drone
2014-01-16 07:56:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists at New York University announced Wednesday that they have built a prototype of the world’s first jellyfish drone. The tiny, electrically powered machine weighs in at just 2.1 grams and can hover in a stable manner without the use of sensors, recover from disturbances and maneuver in ways resembling a flying jellyfish, the researchers said. Previous designs for so-called flapping wing aircraft, or ornithopters, have...

2013-12-03 23:22:55

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announces an Instructor Training Resource for Airlines to Comprehensively Comply with FAA Part 121 Subsection N and O Requirements on Stall and Upset Recovery Training for US Air Carriers – Effectively Delivered Stall and Airplane Upset Recovery Training Aid (AURTA) Instruction to Aircrews Mitigates the Loss of Control In-Flight (LOC-I) Threat to the Traveling Public, the Leading Cause of Crash-Related Fatalities in Commercial Aviation Worldwide over...

2013-12-02 12:20:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first for the U.S. Air Force, an industry team led by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully conducted a high-fidelity virtual aerial refueling demonstration, networking geographically dispersed flight simulators and providing a realistic simulation of an air-to-air refueling process. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121024/LA98563LOGO) The Air Force Air Mobility Command has pursued integrating the...


Latest Flight Reference Libraries

Microraptor
2012-03-21 23:43:50

Microraptor, meaning “small thief,” is a genus of dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous Period (120 million years ago). This small, four-winged animal was first discovered in the Jiufotang Formation in Liaoning, China, with more than two dozen specimens unearthed. There are two known species of Microraptor. The type species, M. zhaoianus, has been hotly debated for years. It was initially placed in the genus Archaeoraptor before a more accurate description placed it in the...

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2006-12-12 13:36:41

The Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps), sometimes called the Flying Sugar, is a small gliding possum. It is native to eastern and northern mainland Australia, New Guinea, and the Bismarck Archipelago, and introduced to Tasmania. Physical description The Sugar Glider is around 6.3 to 7.5 in (16 to 20 cm) long, with a tail almost as long as the body. It weighs between 3 and 5.3 oz (90 to 150 g). The fur is generally pearl grey, with black and cream patches at the base of the black or grey...

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