General Aviation Web Sites
In no particular
Note: The Downloads page contains links to web sites that also could fit in under the following headings.
- AAAA, the Army Aviation Association of America. Unclassified presentations from recent ASE symposia can be downloaded
- The Vertical Flight Society. Arranges and/or co-arranges various events within the rotorcraft domain; publishes the Vertiflite Magazine
- Helicopter Association InternationalHAI arranges the annual Heli-Expo exhibition and symposium, claimed to be the world's largest rotorcraft gathering. Publishes the ROTOR magazine, which, however, is of no interest to the EW community
- Worldwide Helicopter Links. A hotchpotch of links to just about anywhere
- Dynamic Flight. Well-written easy-to-understand articles on helicopter dynamics
- The RAF CASPS publishes the Air Power Review and Air Power Journal that contain some informative articles
- Air Power Australia. A well managed web site with articles mainly by Dr Carlo Kopp
- Royal Aeronautical Society. Academic society for aerospace professionals. Arranges conferences and other events; publishes e.g. The Aeronautical Journal with "thoroughly refereed papers"
- ICAO. The International Civil Aviation Organization is an organization in the UN family. It is involved in vork related to protection of commercial aircraft of man-made threats, although the web page does not give any details. Publishes the ICAO journal
- IATA. The International Air Traffic Association is governed by the air transport industry. Like ICAO it is involved in air safety, including protection of commercial aircraft against man-made threats
- ALPA, AirLine Pilots Organization, International, has expressed critical views on protection of commercial aircraft against MANPAD missiles, e.g. in a whitepaper from July 2008
Quiz: A Vickers Viscount is believed to have been the first passenger aircraft to be shot down by a MANPADS missile (a Sterla/SA-2 missile). Where and when did this incident take place? (Put cursor on top of the image to see the answer)
Note: Some sources mention a still earlier incident, a Douglas DC-54D of Air Vietnam that was downed in March 1975 with the loss of 26 lives