[jhb_airlines] Re: Beefing up the UK Airspace Site - Long boring post!

  • From: "Alex - Reheat.org" <Alex@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2006 21:12:52 +0100

Title: Message
Well you've buggered me there Bones!

Nobody is going to want to work with the data now :(



Bones wrote:
I can't help with the code at all but those speed definitions are horribly wrong.
 
bones
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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Beefing up the UK Airspace Site - Long boring post!

While the Pilot-Club updates are likely to be slow coming over the next few weeks with the FSX integration etc (I see VATSIM are already there) I could do with a bit of a hand beefing up the UK airspace site.

I have all the Global Pilot Training items very kindly donated by Alan Sutherland that needs extracting from some files and putting into plain text with some extra items inserted.

It really is very basic, mind numbing boring stuff. I shall give an example:

require_once("../../class2.php");
require_once(HEADERF);
$caption = "Speed Explanation";
$text = "  <body> 
  <h4><center><u>Indicated Airspeed (IAS)</u></center></h4>  
 <size=13>  
 <p><left>This is the speed that is on the pilots’ airspeed indicators and is expressed in knots. IAS is used by ATC to handle aircraft speed and pilots use this speed when calculating stall speed, rotation speed, etc. IAS is sometimes seen written as KIAS. [You need to have &quot;Show IAS&quot; selected in the Aircraft -> Realism menu in Flight Simulator.]</left></p> 
 <b><u>True Airspeed (TAS)</u></b>
 <p><left>This is the speed of the aircraft flying in the air mass it is in, as density of air changes dependant on conditions. It is usually shown on the FMS and GPS. TAS can be used for flight planning and allows deviation and ETA to be calculated. It is sometimes written as KTAS when expressed in knots.</left></p>

That is how it currently looks in notepad (or equivalent) and is obviously wrapped in PHP code which needs stripping out and the text putting into .txt format so I can get the site to pick it up and convert it back to PHP (but lets not worry about that step)

So it needs to look like this:

Speed Explanation

Indicated Airspeed (IAS)
This is the speed that is on the pilots’ airspeed indicators and is expressed in knots. IAS is used by ATC to handle aircraft speed and pilots use this speed when calculating stall speed, rotation speed, etc. IAS is sometimes seen written as KIAS. [You need to have "Show IAS" selected in the Aircraft -> Realism menu in Flight Simulator.]

True Airspeed (TAS)
This is the speed of the aircraft flying in the air mass it is in, as density of air changes dependant on conditions. It is usually shown on the FMS and GPS. TAS can be used for flight planning and allows deviation and ETA to be calculated. It is sometimes written as KTAS when expressed in knots.

Well....Actually the above is quite acceptable BUT the titles and headings need highlighting So it looks like

[b]Speed Explanation[/b]

[b]Indicated Airspeed (IAS)[/b]
This is the speed that is on the pilots’ airspeed indicators and is expressed in knots. IAS is used by ATC to handle aircraft speed and pilots use this speed when calculating stall speed, rotation speed, etc. IAS is sometimes seen written as KIAS. [You need to have "Show IAS" selected in the Aircraft -> Realism menu in Flight Simulator.]

[b]True Airspeed (TAS)[/b]
This is the speed of the aircraft flying in the air mass it is in, as density of air changes dependant on conditions. It is usually shown on the FMS and GPS. TAS can be used for flight planning and allows deviation and ETA to be calculated. It is sometimes written as KTAS when expressed in knots.


As you can see a "[b]" has been added before any text to be made bold and a "[/b]" added after... quite simple really.


Soooo...... does anyone feel up to it? it would be a brilliant help!

Alex




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