| Expand your pilot’s
skill and discover new feelings. Try the HELICOPTER !
This is a real
new challenge for
most of us and I decided to open a new Special Operations Section
dealing with rotorcrafts.
suggest to all SPA pilots
interested by rotorcrafts to visit the web site of HOVERCONTROL
HELICOPTER FLIGHT SIMULATION
Helicopters are possibly much more fun than many heavy jets people are
used to flying, but for some reason they are simply skipped or
forgotten by most. It is a truly unique experience to fly one of them
above a beautiful landscape, simulate a rescue, fire and medical
emergency or have some fun transporting virtual passengers.
The reasons simmers present for preferring a fixed-wing aircraft over a
rotative-wing aircraft can vary: some find them boring, some find them
difficult to fly and some haven't even tried them. This SPA helicopter
department is for all people who are willing to give rotorheads a try
and discover this amazing new experience!
First of all, you may wish to learn the
basic helicopter control (FS9 & FSX). Here are links to two very
SPA Helicopter Tour number 1 - The
Direct LINK to the flight-plans
breathtaking views of the coast,
oceans and cliffs as you fly along the coast.
The region's Pacific Ocean coast stretches from San Francisco Bay
Humboldt Bay and on to the border of Oregon. The coastline is often
inaccessible, and includes rocky cliffs and hills, streams and tide
portion of the North Coast is largely urbanized while the rest is
The more remote northern areas are often referred to as the being
"behind the Redwood Curtain. Notable seaside beaches can be found at
Headlands and Point Reyes National Seashore in the south, with
examples of remote or less used beaches north of the SF Bay Area.
The grandeur of
the redwoods can be experienced from Muir Woods National Monument in
to Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Avenue of the Giants in the
The region is
known primarily for agriculture and tourism. Major crops include
strawberries, and artichokes. The Salinas Valley is one of the most
farming regions in the United States. Tourist attractions include
in Monterey, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the theatres, galleries and
beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea, the golf courses of Pebble Beach and the
Peninsula, the rugged coastline of Big Sur and Hearst Castle in San
The area is not
densely populated. The largest city in the region is Salinas, with
approximately 150,000 people. University of California campuses are
Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara, on the extreme north and south edges of
region respectively. California State University, Monterey Bay, founded
1994, uses facilities donated when Fort Ord was converted from military
civilian uses. California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis
founded in 1901.
California South Coast
The South Coast
is a term used in the West Coast region of the United States to refer
the south Pacific Coast of California and the adjacent resort and
It refers for
the most part to the Southern California coastal counties of Los
Orange, and San Diego due to the cosmopolitan "SoCal" atmosphere and
location of major urban coastal centres. Of these counties only the
thirds of San Diego, most of Los Angeles and all of Orange are included.
sources include the coastal half of Ventura, western part of Riverside,
western part of San Bernardino Counties because of their proximity to
Pacific Coast and because they are in the same bio-region and watershed.
information about California Coastline: