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Pilots in Asia: the airport of '''Manila, Philippines (RPLL)''' is actually in redesign. Terminal 1 and 2, the Tower and many shared models are available now via TerraSync. All new models are illuminated so that the approach at night will give a complete new impression. Terminal 3 and Cargo Area are work in progress and will be added in near future.
 
Pilots in Asia: the airport of '''Manila, Philippines (RPLL)''' is actually in redesign. Terminal 1 and 2, the Tower and many shared models are available now via TerraSync. All new models are illuminated so that the approach at night will give a complete new impression. Terminal 3 and Cargo Area are work in progress and will be added in near future.
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==A living community==
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==Community News==
 
===FS Weekend===
 
===FS Weekend===
 
The [[FS Weekend]] is the largest flight simulator event in the world. Each year it takes place at the first or second weekend of November, this years event is held at '''7 and 8 November'''. The event is held in the Aviodrome musuem, located at [[Lelystad Airport]], the Netherlands. Since 2006 FlightGear has been represented each year, by a small team of enthusiastics, and this year will be no exception. If you like to join the team or if you happen to be around, write an email to the [http://flightgear.org/mail.html mailinglist]. Of course you may also show up at the show without prior notice.
 
The [[FS Weekend]] is the largest flight simulator event in the world. Each year it takes place at the first or second weekend of November, this years event is held at '''7 and 8 November'''. The event is held in the Aviodrome musuem, located at [[Lelystad Airport]], the Netherlands. Since 2006 FlightGear has been represented each year, by a small team of enthusiastics, and this year will be no exception. If you like to join the team or if you happen to be around, write an email to the [http://flightgear.org/mail.html mailinglist]. Of course you may also show up at the show without prior notice.
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The previous flightgearliveries.co.cc (aka Liams hangar) is no longer, It has now been switched to [http://www.flightgearliveries.ning.com Flightgearliveries.ning.com],  using a different server as well as being more user friendly and having a much improved appearance. It now features more simple-to-use pages, and is now FlightGears devoted Airline repaint resource, unlike UnitedFreeWorld which is for scenery, and military aircraft- and a whole lot more. However all is submitted to unitedfreeworld as well. Users also have the ability to join this new site and post on the main page, add their pictures to the gallery; etc. You can also follow the progress of work on Ibiza airport scenery, on the scenery page. I hope you will find this little hangar useful and hope it attracts new members to our community. With the recent release of the Airbus A320, Work going ahead on the 737-900ER, Etc;- This site is expected to expand dramatically with Airliner repaints- and I hope to draw a small crowd.
 
The previous flightgearliveries.co.cc (aka Liams hangar) is no longer, It has now been switched to [http://www.flightgearliveries.ning.com Flightgearliveries.ning.com],  using a different server as well as being more user friendly and having a much improved appearance. It now features more simple-to-use pages, and is now FlightGears devoted Airline repaint resource, unlike UnitedFreeWorld which is for scenery, and military aircraft- and a whole lot more. However all is submitted to unitedfreeworld as well. Users also have the ability to join this new site and post on the main page, add their pictures to the gallery; etc. You can also follow the progress of work on Ibiza airport scenery, on the scenery page. I hope you will find this little hangar useful and hope it attracts new members to our community. With the recent release of the Airbus A320, Work going ahead on the 737-900ER, Etc;- This site is expected to expand dramatically with Airliner repaints- and I hope to draw a small crowd.
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===Virtual Airline News===
===Airport Diagram Generator===
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Ever wondered how pilots know what exit to take on the runway, how to get from the gate to the runway and how the tower can tell them what route to follow? Well, they use maps, like you and I use in daily life when we need to find an adress. Instead of streetnames, the run- and taxiways have numbers and a letter of the alphabet (eg. 28L, S1).
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The [[Airport Diagram Generator]] is a Java application capable of generating [[:Category:Airports|airport]] diagrams using FlightGear data only. These diagrams are [[GNU GPL]] and can be used for all kinds of purposes whether you are [[ATC]]ing or flying. The diagrams contain a schematic layout of the airport (taxiways and runways), ([[ILS]]) frequencies, navaids and so on.
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Budd Davisson is a long time aviation journalist in the USA. His [http://www.airbum.com website] includes a huge archive of [http://www.airbum.com/pireps.html pilot reports] from lots of different aircraft, many of which are modeled in FG. It's a great resource for those wanting to get an impression of what flying the real aircraft is like, and also often contains useful information on how to actually fly them.
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==Virtual Community==
   
Coastal Air Systems, with its seemingly endless continue growth in expansion, creates its own Board of Directors.  Late in the evening on October 15, 2009, the head of the virtual company sent emails congratulating the first 5 members on the newly formed Board of Directors.  Each person in CAS' Board of Directors has specific duties that will ultimately help Coastal Air Systems function and become better oriented into serving, promoting, and expanding the Flight Gear community.  Truthfully not every new member of the BoD for CAS knew that they were involved in the selection.  Yes, being a little embarrassed, that includes me.  However, not only me but I am sure the rest of the newly selected members are proud of the announcement.  This is Wookierabbit, and I will keep you posted on the most updated details throughout the month in this small section.
 
Coastal Air Systems, with its seemingly endless continue growth in expansion, creates its own Board of Directors.  Late in the evening on October 15, 2009, the head of the virtual company sent emails congratulating the first 5 members on the newly formed Board of Directors.  Each person in CAS' Board of Directors has specific duties that will ultimately help Coastal Air Systems function and become better oriented into serving, promoting, and expanding the Flight Gear community.  Truthfully not every new member of the BoD for CAS knew that they were involved in the selection.  Yes, being a little embarrassed, that includes me.  However, not only me but I am sure the rest of the newly selected members are proud of the announcement.  This is Wookierabbit, and I will keep you posted on the most updated details throughout the month in this small section.
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Airlines:
 
Airlines:
Americair Airlines,
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*Americair Airlines,
Aurelen Europe Airlines
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*Aurelen Europe Airlines
Skynet International Group
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*Skynet International Group
    
Alliances:
 
Alliances:
Sky Alliance (Partner of Star Alliance)
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*Sky Alliance (Partner of Star Alliance)
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If you are interested in taking part, have a look on the [http://www.flightgear.org/forums/index.php Flight Gear Forums].
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[http://www.flightgear.org/forums/index.php Flight Gear Forum]
      
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-By Wookierabbit
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==Addons==
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===Airport Diagram Generator===
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[[Image:Adg-KSFO-0.png|right|thumb|100px]]
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Ever wondered how pilots know what exit to take on the runway, how to get from the gate to the runway and how the tower can tell them what route to follow? Well, they use maps, like you and I use in daily life when we need to find an adress. Instead of streetnames, the run- and taxiways have numbers and a letter of the alphabet (eg. 28L, S1).
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The [[Airport Diagram Generator]] is a Java application capable of generating [[:Category:Airports|airport]] diagrams using FlightGear data only. These diagrams are [[GNU GPL]] and can be used for all kinds of purposes whether you are [[ATC]]ing or flying. The diagrams contain a schematic layout of the airport (taxiways and runways), ([[ILS]]) frequencies, navaids and so on.
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==Useful links==
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Budd Davisson is a long time aviation journalist in the USA. His [http://www.airbum.com website] includes a huge archive of [http://www.airbum.com/pireps.html pilot reports] from lots of different aircraft, many of which are modeled in FG. It's a great resource for those wanting to get an impression of what flying the real aircraft is like, and also often contains useful information on how to actually fly them.
    
==And finally....==
 
==And finally....==
 
With the ADC surpassing its records, new naming of CAS Board of Directors and countless improvements to the community, this month has been rather hectic but eventful, leading FlightGear a step closer to the best it can be.
 
With the ADC surpassing its records, new naming of CAS Board of Directors and countless improvements to the community, this month has been rather hectic but eventful, leading FlightGear a step closer to the best it can be.
 
[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2009 10]]
 
[[Category:FlightGear Newsletter|2009 10]]

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