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  2. Haha! Nice flight Chuck, I thought we were in for a calm ride until I had Andrew Cuomo (Google him!) on the blower asking what the *$3%$&&* sort of a stunt that was to pull flying under the Verrazano bridge. I just gave him the reply "the Mutley's Hangar Flying Circus has hit town!" Cheers, Joe
  3. jury1942

    Lightnings

    For this set 50 lightening were received in Real Time for a short time.
  4. Terrific set of Carenados. I keep meaning to pick up that Citation...looks like a sweet little jet.
  5. In a good thunderstorm with regular forkers...putting my FSX on 4-8x speed and holding the V key down is a good way to catch some of those...attempting to catch lightening in Real Time is a waste of it.
  6. They say there is no such thing as Bad Press (despite all the Fake News talk lately)...I wonder if that applies to Bad Marketing as well. What a stunt to pull at your expense/freedom...dirty tricky barstards. That said, quite impressive flying bird in your capable hands Chuck, and if I had an airline I just might buy one of those...so, hey, maybe Bad is Good after all. Bet this won't be the first (or last) time the ATWC card is used to post bail.
  7. Yesterday
  8. jury1942

    Lightnings

    Easy. "Y" + constant keystroke "V"
  9. The challenge so far has been anything but quiet. Remember when it was a simple case of where would Sharon turn up? Now, thanks to a few interesting characters that (in retrospect) were foolishly allowed to fly the baton around the world, we have a multi-national maniac chasing after us, for reasons still really unknown. Various rumours have flown around with the baton, as to what it contains. This would be my 33rd time flying the baton (twice in ATWC 1, 5 in ATWC 2, 4 in ATWC 3, 3 in ATWC 4, 6 in ATWC 5, 11 in ATWC 6 and 4 previous legs in this challenge). Never before has the pressure been so high. At every turn there may be a gun, and it appears far closer to me that I would ever like over the course of the next flight...... Picking up the baton from Mike in the arrivals hall, I wonder what to do. Of course, I had already sampled Toronto's railway system (all in a professional capacity observing timetable operation, of course. I didn't like the job at all...........), but that didn't provide me with a ride out to La Guardia. There were plenty of commercial options from Pearson, but that felt like cheating. Plus I wouldn't be in command. Late one night, a message appeared in my inbox Now, considering how the challenge has been going so far, I was convinced of a set up. Who would just randomly e-mail a guy waiting for a lift? A bit of digging revealed the sender of the email: David Dufrenois (Google him). Interesting. At 0800 punctually (see, being a professional timetable writer allows you to plan properly!) I arrive at Toronto City airport. There is M. Dufrenois with a couple of other gentlemen, whom I will call William and Ernest. They were coming for the trip back to New York, where they would carry on to Washington for some 'business'. My ride would be the CS-300, recently renamed as the Airbus A220-300 to reflect the change in programme ownership. A big aircraft for a small airport. Luckily we were lightly loaded. Although all the ground handling equipment was impressive! Rapidly all of this was got rid of and we started push and start Being a FTV (Flight Test Vehicle), various additional cameras were fitted While taxiing out, we came across the more regular aircraft in Toronto, although it had a little accident..... A quick press photo by a random photographer We had requested a tug to follow us and push us to the edge of the concrete Although surprisingly it was quick to accelerate! "Rocketship departure. NOW!" Passing the Rogers Centre stadium With the airport a couple of miles behind us, I was instructed to attain a more normal ascent altitude Turning over Toronto During the cruise, I asked William why he wanted me to do such a departure. The stare I got back suggested he didn't want to talk about it. Shame The Eastern Coast of the USA filled the windscreen as we followed ATC instructions down through one of the busiest pieces of airspace around During the descent, Ernst came up to the cockpit. "We are going to buzz Newark. Now". Hold on a minute, just dropping out of the sky would land me in trouble. David, who must have known what was coming, didn't seem worried. Verbally, I told Ernst to go forth and reproduce (although not quite like that!). A jabbing feeling in my ribs forced the control stick forward. "I did say now. Do it". It felt that being in a Stuka rather than a civilian airliner. I was sure that a few F-22s would appear in moments, although ATC were strangely quiet Starting to pull out "See that bridge there? Go under it". Considering what happened last time I refused, I did what I was told We then headed for La Guardia, gaining the escort of an A320 in the process A rather firm touchdown was followed by rapid deceleration. With a United retro-jet taking off after us. Just Taxiing in behind a MD-80 series aircraft. I was sure there would be a welcome committee And indeed there was As I was escorted away, William and Ernst were discussing matters. I overheard "this would be good for..........." JG - I'm in the clinker. Not hard to find, I'm the one with an Iron Maiden t-shirt and hi-vis orange trousers (don't ask!) Aircraft used: Camsim C-Series
  10. wain

    Been up again

    great work....
  11. wain

    She's back

    thanks everyone...... got mine from there to but upgrade using serial at Aerosoft....
  12. suprerb pics......
  13. wain

    Follow wain

    nice work...great bird...
  14. wain

    Lightnings

    great effects, very difficult to get pic of that..
  15. Replacement is called for, obviously. A devious crack like that will continue to propagate, becoming larger, less subtle and less able to satisfactorily perform its original function. Repairs that simply close the fissure, while tempting, are not practical in this case. Bob
  16. Hello, You have reached the Men's Help Line, my name is Bob. How can I help you? Hi Bob, I really need your advice on a serious problem. I have suspected for some time now that my wife has been cheating on me. You know, just the usual signs: The phone rings and when I answer, the caller hangs up. Plus, she goes out with the girls a lot. I usually try to stay awake to look out for her when she comes home, but I always fall asleep. Anyway, last night about midnight, I woke up and she was not home. So, I hid in the garage, behind my boat and waited for her. When she came home, she got out of someone’s car, buttoning her blouse, then she took her panties out of her handbag and slipped them on. It was at that moment, while crouched behind the boat, that I noticed a hairline crack in the outboard motor mounting bracket. Is that something I can weld, or do I need to replace the whole bracket?
  17. jury1942

    Follow wain

    My plane is not leaky also!
  18. No Wain here for weeks! been very dry! .................................Good set of captures.
  19. Very nice set of my favourite GA aircraft.
  20. Umm...Incorrect...his cars are trying to Not spew Carbon from a tail pipe, something they do Far Better than a gas or diesel or hybrid. Matt, you're just re-stating the "that" in my "other than that". The "that" is "...the fact that he's trying to build them without them needing fossil fuel aboard." What I said is not incorrect. That feature is the only distinguishing difference between his cars and everyone else's. His difficulty is that he can't seem to figure out how to manufacture them in quantity at the cost he's trying to sell them for, and he's a pretty damned smart guy, ergo it's hard to do. He does rocket science using fossil fuels without much in the way of serious problems, but building economically viable electric cars seems to be much more difficult. My point, which the magazine cover seems to agree with, is that building automobiles without an internal combustion engine and fossil fuel is pretty damned hard with today's technology. Lets not forget the power plant where the electrical power required to build, repeatedly charge and dispose of those batteries comes from. John
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