Thursday, May 12, 2011

250.000 $ for the first human powered helicopter flight

The Sikorsky Prize is a $250,000 reward established in 1980 by the American Helicopter Society to the first controlled flight of a human powered helicopter. It was named in honor of Igor Sikorsky.
The prize has not yet been won, although multiple attempts have been made, therfore people around the world can still have the chance to be mentioned in the history of aviation.
In summary, the requirements to win the Sikorsky prize include a flight duration of 60 seconds and reaching an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft) while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square.

More details....

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

G.A.P. Mega Corfu X released

Greek Airports Project has released a very complete scenery for Kerkyra (Corfu) area, a busy European holiday destination. The scenery, which is based on over 2000 high res pictures of the area, models a large part of the island, the city, harbor, castles, as well as the Kapodistrias airport of Corfu (LGKR). It also features the floating sea base & helipad at at Agios Georgios bay.

More details on the official site.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Infinite Flight - new mobile flight simulator

A new mobile phone flight simulator, produced by Flying Development Studios, has been released for Windows Phone 7 devices. It features very nice graphics, 15 airports in San Francisco Bay area, multiple day/time and weather presets, a Cessna C172SP trainer aircraft and many more features.

More details can be found on the official site.