Newsgroups, mailing lists and discussion forums
This service is a commercial aviation directory service that can be browsed or searched. It contains links to sites related to aircraft acquisition, air carriers, employment, flying clubs, training, professional services, safety and pilot supplies, and has won awards for both design and content. There is also a feature that enables you to track real-time flights. Messages can also be posted to the newsgroups on the site, of which there are a variety dealing with different aspects of aviation.
Australian UAV Special Interest Group
This informal Special Interest Group (SIG) on UAVs was initiated by a meeting of people interested in UAVs on Friday 28 February 1997. Membership is currently open to anyone having an interest in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Remotely Piloted Vehicles (RPVs), and/or drones. The web site provides access to a variety of information resources. These include an electronic discussion group, e-mail list, and terms of reference and objectives of a proposed UAV Association. The site also provdes a collection of links to other UAV internet web sites.
Aviation Week : Overhaul and Maintenance
This is one of the channels on Aviation Week's site. The Overhaul and Maintenance magazine section brings together a range of information resources, in particular current news headline stories and a calendar of the MOR industry (maintenance, repair & overhauls).
This is an online resource centre for the topic of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and the main part of the site takes the form of an annotated listing of high quality web hyperlinks organised by subject area. In addition there is a jobs database for both employers and job seekers. This is browseable by type of job, or by continent and country and is also searchable. The books guide aims to become a catalogue listing all CFD-related books which is browseable by subject or searchable. The site also makes several discussion forums available.
This service provides market intelligence and business to business information (b2b) on the aerospace and air transport sector in Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Eastern Europe. Information is collated by journalists based in these areas and their findings are then further researched by editors in the UK and finally published on this site. A selection of recent articles are available for viewing in full free of charge. Details of how to subscribe and subscription costs are given on the site. The site also includes a search facility.
End Terrorism Forum Archive
Established by the Global Learning Group The End Terrorism Forum was established in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Its purpose was to discuss the security lessons learned, and means of avoiding future terrorism worldwide. The archive contains around 70 messages posted between September and December 2001. They provide an interesting insight into initial reaction to the outrage to the event and discussion of the role of the media and educational initiatives in reducing future terrorist threats.
Eng-Tips Forums : Aeronautic Engineers
This is a mailing list service or 'Web community' designed for engineers to make contact and discuss issues and problems. It is free of charge and the forums can be browsed and messages read without registration. However, if you wish to post a message you must register. The service has more functionality for registered members, including searching and the 'personal profile' facility which allows engineers to tell others something about themselves. The 'Aeronautic engineers' section includes forums devoted to aircraft engineering, aerodynamic engineering and rotorcraft engineering.
Eng-Tips Forums : Aerospace Engineers
This is a mailing list service or 'Web community' designed for engineers to make contact and discuss issues and problems. It is free of charge and the forums can be browsed and messages read without registration. However, if you wish to post a message you must register. The service has more functionality for registered members, including searching and the 'personal profile' facility which allows engineers to tell others something about themselves. The 'Aeronautic engineers' section includes forums devoted to Aircraft engineering, Aerodynamic engineering, Rotorcraft engineering, and other topics.
Maintained by ex-forces personnel for people serving in the Armed Forces and ex-services personnel. This site aims to help memebers of the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force and their friends get in contact with one another. It enables users to register details about themselves for free and search the database for information on others. There is also a links directory with useful sites for forces personnel and further sites which will help with organising reunions.
GASCo : General Aviation Safety Council
GASCo is a UK charity that works to improve flight safety in all forms of general aviation. It is funded by the contributions of member organisations, pilots, aviation authorities and the public. It is also a negotiating organisation with an office and three part-time staff at Rochester Airport, Kent. It sends its magazine GASCo Flight Safety free to all UK aircraft owners and flying instructors (and to others for a small subscription) and organises seminars and flight safety events.
Landings is an established aviation directory service. It provides access to a wide variety of aviation related resources. It includes mediated expert forums covering topic areas such as GPS, maintenance, aviation medicine and law. There are listings of newsgroups and e-mail groups. An extensive reference section includes links to various databases of FAA Regulations, Canadian Regulations, Service Difficulty Reports, Airworthiness Alerts, NTSB Briefs, N Numbers and many more. The reference section also includes coverage of aerospace companies, museums, reports and other publications. Landings also has sections devoted to aircraft/parts; air transport/airports; services; general aviation; government/military: and pilot supplies.
Landings: Aviation EMAIL Lists
This service is part of the Landings aviation website, and brings together email discussion lists and newsgroups in the areas of aviation, aerospace, and air transport. Each list has a description of the subject area involved, together with joining instructions, and contact details. The site also incorporates Landings' Aviation Directory, a comprehensive collection of aviation and aerospace resources.
Landings: Aviation News Groups
Part of the Landings aviation website, this subsection lists aviation and aerospace newsgroups. Previous messages can be read by accessing the list, and a number of FAQs are available for new visitors. Netiquette guidelines are available for one of the newsgroups, but provide useful guidelines for newsgroups in general. Some newgroups are provided via Deja.com, and to access these, you will need to register as a user of Deja. The site also also incorporates Landings' Aviation Directory, a comprehensive collection of aviation and aerospace resources.
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
This NBAA is a US trade association which protects the interests of the US business aviation sector. The large site is divided into non-member and member areas, much of the full text material is available to members only. A major part of the site is devoted to providing news and updates of events within the industry. There is a discussion area and a products and services facility which allows members of the NBAA to be identified according to their business activity. Background information to the organisation is presented and the site is searchable.
Neil Krey's CRM Developers Forum
This site provides a means to identify needs, coordinate processes, and facilitate development of crew resource management and human factors resources and products. The site provides a careers service where job seekers can post their details and organisations post details of vacancies, a mailing list called crm-devel, extensive links to relevant Web sites and full text publications, and the full text of 'CRM Advocate', a newsletter which was published between 1993 and 1996.
This listing of links to aerospace-related newsgroups is part of a personal page dedicated to aerospace and aviation.
Professional Pilots Rumour Network
This service is aimed at pilots, those who are thinking of a career as a pilot, as well as cabin crew, air traffic controllers, operations, crewing and rostering staff. The main focus of the site are the forums which are divided into several major topic areas including flight deck, aircrew, airline specific, ground operations and regional issues. It is necessary to register (free of charge) to post a message, although the forums can be browsed without registration. The site also contains information and advice to those who are job seeking, information on safety at selected airports, weather and a guestbook.
Speedbirds - By Concorde fans FOR Concorde fans
Concorde - to-date the world’s only supersonic commercial aircraft, is both a work of art and a triumph of engineering. Concorde’s unique style incorporating its marriage of aesthetics and sophisticated engineering, its reputation for comfort and unfaltering efficiency, have assured its landmark status. Indeed its unprecedented ability to sustain a cruising speed of mach 2 for up to three hours remains unchallenged.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS)
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. It was founded in 1980 at MIT and Princeton and consists of an international group of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds who are working to promote space as a whole. SEDS is a chapter-based organization with chapters throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The SEDS site provides access to a large number of electronic discussion forums covering a wide variety of topics including space literature, commercialisation, space law and policies, fund raising and alumni. Details of regional SEDS Chapters are available.
Submarine World Network
A submarine directory with over a thousand links to information on submarines, covering all nations and all periods of history. There is also a Directory of Online Submariners which provides names and email addresses of submariners.
Super70s - The Concorde
Truly faster than a speeding bullet, the Concorde was both extremely elegant and incredibly expensive. It had an equally interesting history involving environmentalists, an economic crisis, and espionage. The battle began in 1962, the year French President Charles de Gaulle called on Anglo-Franco cooperation in building aircraft to curtail what he termed the "American colonization of the skies." The Boeing 707 had not only taken the lead in the jet age, but was starting to dominate (along with the American Douglas DC-8) and Boeing's short-haul versions (the 720 and 727) were giving the Americans a family of aircraft to sell to the world. If the Europeans had lost this round, perhaps they could win the next one. It was believed that the future belonged to supersonic transport (SST) aircraft and the Europeans wanted to ensure they would dominate - or at least compete in - the SST market. Neither France nor Britain had the resources to develop such an advanced plane if the other did too and crowded the market. By cooperating, they believed they could beat the Americans in the SST race.
A specialised mailing list aimed at aeromedical practitioners, Aeromed-list was established in 1996, and now has over 600 members worldwide. Users must register to join the list, so previous communications are not visible to unregistered visitors. List members can use the list to search for particular topics in aviation medicine, and a medical publishing database is being developed, to allow list members to search publication references by keyword.
The Information Warfare Site(IWS)
This is a web site containing information about all aspects of computer security. It has a military history page which includes articles on defence, e-documents, defence news, and U.S. security news. There is a discussion forum and relevant links. The site is searchable.
The Terrorism Research Center
This organisation aims to provide information to the general public and specialist research about terrorism and information warfare. The site provides essays, analysis and commentary on topics including chemical and biological warfare, WMD (weapons of mass destruction) terrorism, and the future of terrorism. The site also offers profiles of terrorist and groups, links to related sites and hosts an email discussion forum. Most of the reports require authorisation before viewing.
UBIQUE: Artillery Links
UBIQUE is the artillery worldwide links page, which hopes to bring together gunners from around the globe. This site provides news, a history of artillery, a guestbook and general information about artillery. Links are provided to US, Canadian and worldwide artillery units.
UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS)
SEDS is an international organisation of students dedicated to raising awareness of space education and space related issues in society. The organisation was founded in the United States in 1980 by students at MIT and Princeton University and now has more than 60 branches worldwide. UKSEDS was formed in 1988 and is one of the fastest growing national SEDS groups. The site contains a number of space-related mailing lists to which users can subscribe, and a news archive.
Vertical Reference : Your Online Helicopter Resource
Created and designed by a helicopter pilot this website aims to help all of members of the helicopter world through the professional exchange of information in all aspects of the helicopter industry. The site provides information ranging from learning to fly through to job vacancies, photo galleries (to which you can add photos), industry news, helicopter links and government links. Services are also provides such as a forum and chat, email, online store and free downloads.
The site is intended to be an international forum for Warbird enthusiasts and promotes the international register of historic warbird aircraft, which is published by Airlife Publishing. The site features news and information on aircraft preservation and rebuild projects, a discussion forum (Warbirdtorque)and a large collection of links to related sites of interest.
Women in Aviation Resource Center (WIARC)
This site is devoted to the topic of women in aviation. It is maintained by Henry M. Holden, who is an aviation historian and writer. The site takes the form of a browseable catalogue of Web sites with descriptions and links. A mailing list is also available which provides information on site updates and issues related to women in aviation. There are also links to the latest industry headlines.
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