3D airspace models on photorealistic terrain
High-resolution posters of images like this are available:
It's a great teaching aid / learning tool for flight schools and student pilots!
Even seasoned pilots can get a new perspective on their airspaces.
Glossy (19"x13" / 48cm x 33cm): $11.99+shipping Laminated (16"x11.5" / 40.5cm x 29.5cm): $14.99+shippingTo order, send a check or money order to:
1521 Lago St. #11
San Mateo, CA 94403
Shipping is $5 within California and $7 for the rest of the continental U.S.
Please indicate whether you'd like a glossy or a laminated poster.
The poster is also being sold at the San Carlos (CA) airport pilot shop.
Larger sizes, other views, other airspaces and fly-through animation videos are available on request at:
All 3D modeling and rendering was done with EQUINOX-3D.
How the poster was made
I wrote a plugin for EQUINOX-3D that can read digital elevation maps (DEMs, e.g. the USGS GTOPO-30 data set) and map satellite images on them.
A 3D model with elevations (relief map) and textures (you need EQUINOX-3D to view it)
None of the above should be used for navigation!
Also, check out these excellent real, physical models of airspaces!
For other pilot products, take a look at: AAA Pilot Supplies
My personalized checklists in an OpenOffice 1.1 / PDF:
Disclaimer: Use the above checklists or their further customized versions at your own risk!