We offer you an intriguing visual, sensual and educational experience with a handful of new, unexplored illusions. From kindergarten to groups of retirees, Museum of illusions welcomes and entertains all age groups. All our illusions are worth remembering. Choose over 80 various Dillema games for all ages!On the other side The Aeronautical Museum Belgrade owns over 200 aircraft previously operated by the Yugoslav Air Force, Serbian Air Force, and others, as well as aircraft previously flown by several civil airliners and private flying clubs.Professional simulator of the Boeing 737-800 passenger airliner, provides the opportunity for all passengers with fear of flying to free themselves from that fear, and for those who seek adrenaline, to experience a different way of flying. You can fly the 60 ton airplane yourself at a speed of 400 knots. Learn about controlling the plane, instruments, and procedures during the flight.
Through engaging narrative and first-person accounts, B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration captures the painstaking restoration of a World War II-vintage Boeing B-17 bomber by more than 100 volunteers in Pooler, GA. Airplane restoration and military aviation enthusiasts alike can follow the airplane's journey from the storage hangers of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum to the Combat Gallery of the Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, where it arrived in pieces on the backs of four tractor-trailers. B-17 Flying Fortress Restoration charts the volunteer team's frustrations and successes over a six-year period as they cleaned accumulated crud from the bomber's surfaces and carefully recreated its aluminum skin, operating systems, armament and even its nose art. In addition, the book traces the histories of the two City of Savannah B-17s - the original and the restored - and includes many personal stories of veterans as told by themselves or their families. The City of Savannah volunteers brought a wide range of skills to the task. They were airframe and power plant mechanics, painters, aeronautical engineers, electrical engineers, business people and administrators, even a former physics professor with a PhD and 30 years of flying experience. Many were drawn to the project after their day jobs at Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, LMI Aerospace, Inc., and the 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard. Others were retired and eager to make a long-term commitment to restoring a vintage warbird. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Nevitt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074886/bk_acx0_074886_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Like lethal insects undergoing a series of metamorphoses into ever more mature and dangerous forms, military aircraft moved rapidly from stage to stage of their development as the 20th century progressed. The catalyst of war provided the swiftest impetus to this evolution. The new mechanized armies existing from the later period of World War I onward seized on the fresh technology and sought to squeeze every possible drop of advantage from it that the limits of science and the era's materials would allow. Many military thinkers and even aeronautical enthusiasts believed that blimps would remain the chief military aerial asset more or less forever. These men thought airplanes would play a secondary role at best, and might even prove a uselessly expensive gimmick soon to fade back into obscurity, leaving the majestic bulk of the dirigible as sole master of the skies. Thus, when World War I began, airplane improvements occurred in an ad hoc, almost accidental manner during the war. However, when pilots' mounting of armaments on airplanes proved a successful means of defeating other aircraft and even attacking men on the ground, a much more active and systematic development of warplanes began across the continent. Each advance prompted a countermeasure, as the two sides strove for primacy in a deadly, unforgiving environment which rewarded real advances in equipment and tactics with survival and punished poor ideas with death. Before long, relatively powerful, heavily armed aircraft buzzed through the skies over battle-stained Europe, tearing each other apart with furious gusts of machine gun fire and sending many of the vaunted dirigibles plunging, burning, to the ground. The new era of fighting aircraft arrived in dramatic fashion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bill Hare. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/105312/bk_acx0_105312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The book deals with the conceptual design and LCC estimation concepts of very light airplane (VLA), very light business jet (VLJ) and unmanned air system (UAS). The greatest part of the results can be useful also for all other aeronautical products. The work consists of four main parts. The first one is a brief introduction to the innovative and brand new segment represented by the light aircraft. The second part consists of a detailed description of a new conceptual design method. It is a statistical model, which allows to calculate structure and systems weights, the main geometric characteristics of the wing and the fuselage and the airplane performance. The study of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) estimation is entirely described in chapter 4 of the book. A wide variety of pre-existing methods are discussed. In order to generate a unique LCC estimating tool, the standard methods are integrated with new models and CERs,. The last section illustrates some models applications, which are intended to validate the estimating methodology. The examples concern two of the most representative very light jets: the Eclipse 500 and the ATG Javelin.
Since the education of aeronautical engineers at Delft University of Technology started in 1940 under tae inspiring leadership of Professor H.J. van der Maas, much emphasis has been placed on the design of aircraft as part of the student's curriculum. Not only is aircraft design an optional subject for thesis work, but every aeronautical student has to carry out a preliminary airplane design in the course of his study. The main purpose of this preliminary design work is to enable the student to synthesize the knowledge ob tained separately in courses on aerodynamics, aircraft performances, stability and con trol, aircraft structures, etc. The student's exercises in preliminary design have been directed through the years by a number of staff members of the Department of Aerospace Engineering in Delft. The author of this book, Mr. E. Torenbeek, has made a large contribution to this part of the study programme for many years. Not only has he acquired vast experience in teaching airplane design at university level, but he has also been deeply involved in design-oriented re search, e.g. developing rational design methods and systematizing design information. I am very pleased that this wealth of experience, methods and data is now presented in this book.
Vibration control of flexible structures is an important issue in many engineering applications. As large lightweight structures used in the aeronautical and space fields are characterized by modal frequencies and damping ratios relatively low, they are widely affected by vibrations that may cause problems both in terms of safety and comfort. Structural vibration can cause structure-borne noise to the structure, which is especially critical to aerospace structure and underwater vehicle such as commercial aircraft or submarine system.The transmission of acoustic noise is one of the main issues and the improvement of the flight comfort trying to reduce radiated noise produced by the vibrating structures of the airplane represents an important challenge in civil aeronautics. Therefore, to comply with the request of vibration suppression and noise attenuation, the concept of actively controlled structures with sensors and actuators has to be introduced. In recent years, several studies have been conducted on active control, both using piezoelectric and inertial actuators .