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About FlyingsCool

Our mission is to introduce children and adults to flying using flight simulation and other innovative multi-media tools through classes with hands on experience, educational enrichment programs for schools, and eLearning products for use at home. Our goal is to use the natural fascination people have for flying as a tool for education and entertainment. "Education is not the filling of a bucket, but the lighting of a fire." - W.B. Yeats

Android Apps for Private Pilots I – The Phone Upgrade

I absolutely loved my Nexus One.  Problem was, it just didn’t have enough memory.  It had less than 250 MB of useable memory for apps, and most of that was taken up by the standard apps likes Flash, Maps, etc..  … Continue reading

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Roudenbush Center Open House, Thursday Sept. 1

Thursday night, September 1st, Flying’sCool will be participating in an Open House at the Roudenbush Center in Westford, MA starting at 5:00 pm.  Come on down and check us out! 🙂  http://www.roudenbush.org

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Fall Classes Start Tuesday 9/27 at Roudenbush Center

Registration is open for the latest Flying’sCool! classes at the Roudenbush Center.  Classes start on September 27.   Sign up today!

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Runway Status Lights Are Coming to an Airport Near You

Notice Number: NOTC3171 What Are Runway Status Lights? Runway Status Lights (RWSL) are a series of red in-pavement lights that warn pilots of high-speed aircraft or vehicles on runways. They operate independently of Air Traffic Control. Runway Status Lights have … Continue reading

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Fly a plane & see Flying’sCool! Sat. 8/13/11 in Stow, MA at Young Eagles, Minuteman Airport

Are you 8 – 17 years old and would you like the chance to fly an airplane?  Check out the Young Eagles Saturday August 13, 2011 9 am to 12 pm at Minuteman Airport in Stow. Flying’sCool will be there, … Continue reading

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“What do I need to run Flight Simulator?” Chapter 3 – Addons

Flight Simulator is ok right out of the box, and the default package gets better with every new version.  But to really enjoy it, I highly recommend that you look into getting some addons. A huge development community has developed … Continue reading

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Arizona

Back to the grind again… – Just got back from a wonderful week in Arizona visiting family in the Flastaff area.  It was an awesome trip, spent some time at the Grand Canyon again, as well as Wapatki, Tuba City, and the … Continue reading

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Flying’sCool! featured in the Westford Patch

Patrick Holloway from the Westford Patch stopped by our Roudenbush Community Ed class last night and posted a story about Flying’sCool! this morning.   Check out the story here.

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Great Fun at the Apple Blossom Festival!

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Had a great time at the Apple Blossom Festival today! Loved the parade. It was very impressive.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth today.   Hope to see you in class.  If you didn’t get a chance to sign … Continue reading

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Free Aeronautical Charts

So, you’d like to make your sim flights as realistic as possible by using up to date charts and terminal procedures, or you pilot real planes and are looking for the latest aeronautical charts and airport data?  Well, your friendly FAA … Continue reading

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