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Big, Bigger, Biggest on Skylab and ARIA In   2009   I   was   contacted   by   Lee   Reading   from   Windfall   Films,   London,   England.   Windfall   Films was producing Big, Bigger, Biggest, highlighting Telescopes and Space Stations. Lee   contacted   me   though   the   flyARIA.com   web   site   tasked   with   researching   this   project.   I   was able   to   provide   technical   information   on   the   antenna   control   console   and   the   parabolic   antenna and antenna drive housed in the radome. Windfall   Films   also   made   contact   with   Michael   Kiley   a   former ARIA   pilot   that   had   been   involved with   providing   support   for   Skylab   and   was   interviewed   by   Windfall   Films   for   inclusion   in   the program. After   production   was   completed   I   was   sent   a   copy   of   the   show   as   was   Michael   Kiley. As   soon   as we   viewed   the   video   a   very   big   problem   in   the   portrayal   of   the ARIA   mission   was   quite   evident. Windfall Films received emails from both myself and Michael explaining the problem. The   problem?   Windfall   Films   portrayed   8   ARIA   aircraft   continuously   flying   around   the   earth providing    continuous    communication    abilities    to    Skylab.   They    corrected    this    error    and    the animation was revised prior to being aired. Being   a   former ARIA   antenna   operator   I   wanted   the   portrayal   of   the   parabolic   antenna   operation portrayed   correctly.   They   did   a   very   good   job   with   the   animation   of   the   antenna   drive.   However, they   took   artistic   license   with   portrayal   of   the   equipment   in   the   aircraft.   They   did   at   least   show the   antenna   control   had   elevation   and   azimuth   manual   control   knobs.   It   should   be   noted   the dipole   antennas   originally   mounted   to   the   parabolic   dish   antenna   were   not   represented   in   the animation.
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Big, Bigger, Biggest on Skylab and ARIA In   2009   I   was   contacted   by   Lee   Reading   from   Windfall Films,   London,   England.   Windfall   Films   was   producing Big,    Bigger,    Biggest,    highlighting    Telescopes    and Space Stations. Lee   contacted   me   though   the   flyARIA.com   web   site tasked    with    researching    this    project.    I    was    able    to provide   technical   information   on   the   antenna   control console   and   the   parabolic   antenna   and   antenna   drive housed in the radome. Windfall   Films   also   made   contact   with   Michael   Kiley   a former     ARIA     pilot     that     had     been     involved     with providing   support   for   Skylab   and   was   interviewed   by Windfall Films for inclusion in the program. After   production   was   completed   I   was   sent   a   copy   of the   show   as   was   Michael   Kiley. As   soon   as   we   viewed the   video   a   very   big   problem   in   the   portrayal   of   the ARIA     mission     was     quite     evident.     Windfall     Films received     emails     from     both     myself     and     Michael explaining the problem. The   problem?   Windfall   Films   portrayed   8   ARIA   aircraft continuously     flying     around     the     earth     providing continuous    communication    abilities    to    Skylab.    They corrected    this    error    and    the    animation    was    revised prior to being aired. Being   a   former   ARIA   antenna   operator   I   wanted   the portrayal   of   the   parabolic   antenna   operation   portrayed correctly.   They   did   a   very   good   job   with   the   animation of    the    antenna    drive.    However,    they    took    artistic license   with   portrayal   of   the   equipment   in   the   aircraft. They    did    at    least    show    the    antenna    control    had elevation   and   azimuth   manual   control   knobs.   It   should be   noted   the   dipole   antennas   originally   mounted   to   the parabolic   dish   antenna   were   not   represented   in   the animation.
Big, Bigger, Biggest on Skylab and ARIA Copyright Windfall Films