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0) Thanks Bill, & everyone @ LUGOD for all your work. :)


1)  I'm interested in seeing if I can get a flight-ride up to LUGOD from
Berkeley.  So, to anyone interested in attending this meeting, & who
could:

Do you pilot a flying vehicle?  Are you interested in attending this
talk?  -  It looks rather interesting, from several aspects.  

Could you give me a lift from in or around Berkeley up to the talk?

I'd be willing to help share expenses, fuel, etc.

Possible pick up places, depending on details, might be some rather
unused road near the Berkeley Marina, The ex Alameda Naval Air Station,
Oakland Airport, or the water near the Berkeley Marina if you have a
water capable flying craft.

Would regular airplanes, or ultralight two-plus person aircraft, be able
to land & take off from a place that is not a regular airport?

Thanks.  :)


[PS: Also of interest: Marble (global mapping sw), & integrating aerial
images into that.]




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----- Original message -----
From: "nbs" <nbs@sonic.net>
To: vox@lists.lugod.org
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 17:43:05 -0800
Subject: [vox] Linux Users' Group of Davis,     March 21: "Full Scale
Flight Simulators"


The Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) will be holding the following
meeting
this month:

  Monday
  March 21, 2011
  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Presentation:

  "Full Scale Flight Simulators"
  John Wojnaroski, Chief Engineer, LFS Technologies, Inc.

  LFS Technologies has developed a suite of hardware, electronics,
  and software that has been integrated with open source projects such
  as FlightGear flight simulator, JSBSim flight dynamics model, and
  OpenSceneGraph. The preferred platform is a Linux-based PC with the
  real-time extensions provided by RTAI/Xenomai.

  Both hardware and software are designed to function as an integrated
  package that provides turn-key operations out of the box while
  retaining
  the ability to customize and tailor hardware and software to customer
  requirements. A 737NG flightdeck simulator was delivered to NASA/Ames
  in 2008. The Global Observer program at AeroVironment is currently
  using the electronics to operate a pilot workstation for the air
  vehicle. LFS developed flight simulators include electro-mechanical
  devices that provide flight control force loading systems, autopilots,
  and auto-throttle control systems.

  One of LFS's goals is to provide a more flexible and dynamic
  environment
  for research organizations and an alternative simulation platform to
  Microsoft based systems. The software architecture employs object
  oriented design principles and C++. To that end several licensing
  options are available that allow the end user to replace LFS developed
  libraries and modules with in-house products that maximize software
  efficiencies and speed of execution by direct compilation and linking
  into an executable binary program.

  The architecture employs Linux-based IPCs such as shared memory and
  UDP
  network interfaces and task structures and organization that operate
  on single-CPU PCs and can just as easily run on multi-core machines.

About the Speaker:

  John Wojnaroski is the Chief Engineer with LFS Technologies. A member
  of AIAA, he has held research positions at CalTech/JPL and the Mitre
  Corporation. At Northrop he led the Avionics Department developing
  the software and graphic displays for the B-2 aircraft. He has over
  3000 hours of flying experience in high performance fighter aircraft
  and holds a multi-engine commercial pilots license with an instrument
  rating as well as a BS in engineering and a MS in Astronautics from
  Purdue University.


This meeting will be held at:

  Yolo County Public Library, Davis Branch  (Mary L. Stephens Branch)
  315 East 14th Street
  Davis, California 95616


For more details on this meeting, visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/


For maps, directions, public transportation schedules, etc., visit:

  http://www.lugod.org/meeting/library/


------------
About LUGOD:
------------

  The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
  dedicated to the Linux computer operating system and other Open Source
  and Free Software.

  Since 1999, LUGOD has held regular meetings with guest speakers
  in Davis, California, as well as other events in Davis and the greater
  Sacramento region.  Events are always free and open to the public.

  Please visit our website for more details:  http://www.lugod.org/


-- 
Bill Kendrick
pr@lugod.org
Public Relations Officer
Linux Users' Group of Davis
http://www.lugod.org/

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