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The new MS Flight Simulator taught me how to fly an actual plane

The new MS Flight Simulator taught me how to fly an actual plane

Doesn't require Excel '97 — Ahead of closed alpha, Microsoft takes the wraps off its ambitious return to the skies. Sam Machkovech - Sep 30, 2019 7:01 am UTC Two GoPro cameras were mounted in the Cessna 172 plane that I flew over the Seattle area. I had never flown a real plane before. I…
All I want to do is chill and play ‘Flight Simulator’ – Engadget

All I want to do is chill and play ‘Flight Simulator’ – Engadget

It feels like Flight Simulator was made for exactly this scenario: coming down after a long day. But, after soaring around a digital Earth for four hours, casually exploring exotic and familiar locations, it's clear that the game offers plenty more than mere relaxation -- though developers at Microsoft and Asobo Studio would recoil at…
All I want to do is chill and play ‘Flight Simulator’

All I want to do is chill and play ‘Flight Simulator’

It feels like Flight Simulator was made for exactly this scenario: coming down after a long day. But, after soaring around a digital Earth for four hours, casually exploring exotic and familiar locations, it's clear that the game offers plenty more than mere relaxation -- though developers at Microsoft and Asobo Studio would recoil at…
Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous Unidentified Aerial Vehicles

Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous Unidentified Aerial Vehicles

Preprint Article Version 1 This version is not peer-reviewed Version 1 : Received: 21 August 2019 / Approved: 22 August 2019 / Online: 22 August 2019 (11:50:30 CEST) A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists. Knuth, K.H.; Powell, R.M.; Reali, P.A. Estimating Flight Characteristics of Anomalous Unidentified Aerial Vehicles. Entropy 2019, 21, 939. Knuth,…
Why Your Flight to San Francisco Was Three Hours Late

Why Your Flight to San Francisco Was Three Hours Late

Three days into the closure of the main arrival runway at San Francisco International Airport and the disruption to travelers’ plans has hardly let up. On Tuesday, 208 flights into and out of SFO were delayed; 103 were canceled. The fact that the numbers were even worse on Sunday and Monday will be little consolation…
Google Travel adds flight price notifications and a limited time flight price guarantee

Google Travel adds flight price notifications and a limited time flight price guarantee

Google is building out its travel product with more features to convince you to use it to book flights and plan trips directly, instead of having to go anywhere else. The company is adding more sophisticated pricing features, including historical price comparison for specific itineraries – and notifications about when a price is likely to…
A Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight Had Its Ups and Downs

A Boeing 737 MAX Test Flight Had Its Ups and Downs

Erik Simonsen/Getty ImagesIn the nearly five months since the Federal Aviation Administration grounded Boeing’s 737 MAX, investigators have revealed a series of issues with the jet’s software and raised questions about how the planemaker and the regulator allowed it to take off in the first place. The timeline for returning the MAX to passenger service…
The Twisted Flight Paths of ‘Global Girl’ and the Lolita Express

The Twisted Flight Paths of ‘Global Girl’ and the Lolita Express

Though Epstein exploits an obscure federal policy that lets private owners hide their movements from the public record, the manifests from hundreds of flights are available—and they clearly show the names of the celebrities, from Alan Dershowitz to Bill Clinton, linked to Epstein.Marcinko’s flights are somewhat harder to pin down, as girls in Epstein’s circle…
Live Flight Tracker – Real-Time Flight Tracker Map | Flightradar24

Live Flight Tracker – Real-Time Flight Tracker Map | Flightradar24

Terrestrial based tracking with very high levels of GPS accuracy for most aircraft. Some older aircraft use inertial reference units instead of GPS for positions, decreasing positional accuracy. Read more Satellite based tracking with very high levels of GPS accuracy for most aircraft. Some older aircraft use inertial reference units instead of GPS for positions,…
RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter makes any headphone jack wireless

RHA’s Wireless Flight Adapter makes any headphone jack wireless

Scottish earphones specialist RHA is releasing a new accessory today, which should prove handy for users of wireless headphones from any brand. Called the Wireless Flight Adapter, its main purpose is to make the connection between an airplane’s in-flight entertainment system and your wireless headphones. It lasts for up to 16 hours on a charge,…

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The Polaroid Lab delivers instant prints using your phone display

It's not just a printer though. The Polaroid Lab from Polaroid Originals is described as a "miniature table top darkroom", using chemistry to create the images rather than just printing.To use the device, you select an image from your smartphone using the Polaroid Originals app, then place your phone screen-side down onto the platform on…

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