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This is just some notes I am collecting rather than any sort of guide.

How to ?

I am only learning, so there is still a number of questions I have. My plan is to find out the answers via the forums etc first, but I have not had time. So this is just the list rather than the answers.

Specific aircraft

I want to add some specific aircraft. E.g. VH register in Australia is public. So lets add that set of information...

Once I get the list of planes in, we can then link to People. But how? I guess the schema would have a "Owner" which is a "Person". Or could be multiple.

Arbitrary links

In a particular instance (e.g. a glider I added SZD 36) how can I link to arbitrary information, such as an external URL?

Cross reference

From people, how can I see where they are used?

Small pictures

Why do some things have small pictures, and others, even though they have pictures in the gallery, not?

URL Name

It seems that everything I go to has a nice short name in the URL, except things I create which use a GUID - why?

Added a link to Media... how to remove

I accidently added a type "Media" to an aircraft. How do I remove that?

My Plans - Data

Here are some of my plans for data


Yes there is plenty on aircraft, but what about the actual planes?

What it needs:


I want to add that I am a pilot. Then add things like qualification, ability, events (participation etc)

Combine this with the existing Gliding Clubs, and Planes (above) and we have a relationship between pilots, clubs and planes.


This is where it is really leading. A flight (from gliding this is uploaded as an IGC file) has:



Each pilot currently maintains their own way points, or uses one from the World Turnpoint Soaring Database. This is really just manually maintained files that are then converted into various formats.

What it does not allow for is finding other points near by, but in other files. E.g. a club may have a file - but our sky overlaps - so how do I then make up my own area:


My uses and applications.

Hand held movie rating

This is something that needs reviews, votes and some data against each move. But really it could be part of the FMDB.

Waypoint file builder


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