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  2. North American F-82G Twin Mustang

    I think it would have looked better if they'd left a stub of horizontal stabilizer outboard of the fuselages, but I guess not everything can be a P-38. John
  3. Bigger aircraft are coming to Inverness.

    So I guess this means you can get to the flight sim show at Lelystad more easily.
  4. Today
  5. Runway & cliff 'excursion' in Turkey

    From the "It Could Have Been Worse" department... Take a look at the terrain on the other side of the runway, a kind of embankment. If they'd have veered that way I expect it would have ground-looped, at least and possibly cartwheeled or gone inverted. The biggest ICHBW factor, of course, was no fire. It's been stated the runway was wet and might even have been raining, which certainly must have helped avoid a nightmare. Can you imagine trying to evacuate that thing in the attitude it was sitting in with a fire going? John
  6. Leg 25: NTAA to NTTO

    Nice job with the VOR nav challenge completed Mr. Mike!. Old School spiral bound Notep'lanners can't be beat for setting up a route...and no way for squ...bugs to mess up a GPS plan while carrying a sensitive cargo. Def consider joining the MEBAR next time if you enjoyed that kind of thing...it's a VOR sightseeing blast, thanks to the fine work/advance planning of A.Godden good planner here on the board. "...can't think what someone might have dropped into his drink". Cheers, keep telling yerself and others that and everything will be just fine. Leave the ..bugs to (THR)us(Hush).
  7. Runway & cliff 'excursion' in Turkey

    Definitely have to agree that human error was the culprit. Can you imagine two guys frantically going about making a bad situation worse. There's quite a lag to get a big jet to spool up. Odds are good that the reversers (or likely just one of them), which don't need to wait for spool-up, are the issue. With the CF going on in the cockpit I'd like to know which one of them was bracing himself against a rudder pedal whilst trying to get the reverser(s) into play. Ah.......armchair aviators - ain't we great? I just feel sorry for the poor bu**ers who were on the wrong runway for a port side excursion.
  8. Had this one forwarded to me today: Subject: Fw: I miss Bill Clinton! It doesn't matter what party you belong to this is good natured political humour from a show on Canadian TV, where a black comedian said he misses Bill Clinton.... "Yep, that's right - I miss Bill Clinton!" *He was the closest thing we ever got to having a real black man as President. *He plays the saxophone. *He smoked weed. *He had his way with ugly white women. *Even now? Look at him .... his wife works, and he doesn't! And, he gets a cheque from the government every month. *Manufacturers announced today that they will be stocking America's shelves this week with "Clinton Soup," in honour of one of the nations' distinguished men. It consists primarily of a weenie in hot water. *Chrysler Corporation is adding a new car to its line to honour Bill Clinton. The Dodge Drafter will be built in Canada.. *When asked what he thought about foreign affairs, Clinton replied, "I don't know, I never had one." *The Clinton revised judicial oath: "I solemnly swear to tell the truth as I know it, the whole truth as I believe it to be, and nothing but what I think you need to know." *Clinton will be recorded in history as the only President to have sex in the Oval Office between the Bushes.
  9. HOW THE INTERNET STARTED, ACCORDING TO THE BIBLE Please do not Google or check this with Snopes. They will lie to you. Trust me! In ancient Israel, it came to pass that a trader by the name of Abraham Com did take unto himself a healthy young wife by the name of Dorothy. And Dot Com was a comely woman, large of breast, broad of shoulder and long of leg. Indeed, she was often called Amazon Dot Com. And she said unto Abraham, her husband, "Why dost thou travel so far from town to town with thy goods when thou canst trade without ever leaving thy tent?" And Abraham did look at her as though she were several saddle bags short of a camel load, but simply said, "How, dear?" And Dot replied, "I will place drums in all the towns and drums in between to send messages saying what you have for sale, and they will reply telling you who hath the best price. The sale can be made on the drums and delivery made by Uriah's Pony Stable (UPS)." Abraham thought long and decided he would let Dot have her way with the drums. And the drums rang out and were an immediate success. Abraham sold all the goods he had at the top price, without ever having to move from his tent. To prevent neighboring countries from overhearing what the drums were saying, Dot devised a system that only she and the drummers knew It was known as Must Send Drum Over Sound (MSDOS), and she also developed a language to transmit ideas and pictures - Hebrew to the People (HTTP). And the young men did take to Dot Com's trading as doth the greedy horsefly take to camel dung. They were called Nomadic Ecclesiastical Rich Dominican Sybarites, or NERDS And lo, the land was so feverish with joy at the new riches and the deafening sound of drums that no one noticed that the real riches were going to that enterprising drum dealer, Brother William of Gates, who bought off every drum maker in the land. Indeed he did insist on drums to be made that would work only with Brother Gates' drum heads and drumsticks. And Dot did say, "Oh, Abraham, what we have started is being taken over by others." And Abraham looked out over the Bay of Ezekiel, or eBay as it came to be known. He said, "We need a name that reflects what we are." And Dot replied, "Young Ambitious Hebrew Owner Operators." "YAHOO," said Abraham. And because it was Dot's idea, they named it YAHOO Dot Com. Abraham's cousin, Joshua, being the young Gregarious Energetic Educated Kid (GEEK) that he was, soon started using Dot's drums to locate things around the countryside. It soon became known as God's Own Official Guide to Locating Everything (GOOGLE). That is how it all began. And that's the truth.
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  11. Leg 25: NTAA to NTTO

    After listening to Matt's tale I am stunned. And can't think what someone might have dropped into his drink. I look into my own and pray that I do not suffer the same fate. "Hey, take it easy buddy. I'll take it from here." I order him a drink and a shrimp cocktail and head out of the lounge with the baton in my shoulder pack. I had this flight planned out and was looking forward to sightseeing the Atolls along my route. The twin otter was ready too. Thanks Matt, I'll take it from here! Here is the plan I worked up to a) be relativity sure of where I was visually and b) have some chance of reaching land in case of an emergency. And I would be getting a good look at these Atolls to boot. She just wasn't flying right so I landed at NTGC. The right flap seemed to be jammed out not too bad, but I did notice a bit of a clear slime on the wing. Hmm. Wonder what that could be? Anyway, the mechanic there was a real master of the craft! He was working so fast! If I didn't know better, I'd say he must have had eight arms to that much work in such a short time... But, done it was. And there was no charge! Can you believe my luck?! Flying again! The view was spectacular! Imagine being here in the 1950's. Seafood, sunsets, and the glow of atomic weapons tests to sweep the clouds away. I eventually turned south toward the AA NDB and from there, turn east heading 88*; it was 264 miles of nothing but water. This was a great exercise in VOR and NDB navigation. I had the GPS available, but refrained from using it to build skill with the NAV radios. Lots of fun. And I learned how to paint my airplane too! Turning final at NTTO. Not quite sure where to go I head over to Admin to see if Jess has come in yet. Now, where did I put that baton?
  12. Hoorah, 737s are set to arrive at EGPE - Inverness. Great news for the area as due to a surge in popularity KLM will operate from a bigger 'Boeing 737' aircraft this summer to keep up with the demand. The Amsterdam air link brings people from all over the globe to the the Highlands and is a welcome boost to the local economy. https://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/News/Extra-summer-flights-to-give-economy-a-lift-16012018.htm
  13. XP11 737

    Great looking shot Phil, that haze is working it.
  14. XP11 737

    Somewhere over Lincolnshire in the UK heading for Central Europe. b738_98 by Philip Whitehead, on Flickr
  15. Runway & cliff 'excursion' in Turkey

    I'm going to say human error is more likely than mechanical issues, though it could be either or both at once. I'd have to go with someone not correctly setting up the automation (throttles, brakes, reversers, spoilers, etc.) and possibly also what Coff suggested with accidentally advancing the right throttle or going to reverse thrust on the left engine only. I think it might be possible/plausible that one of them advanced the right throttle when reaching for the upper part of the lever to unlatch the reverse thrust. This is utter speculation, of course. John
  16. Happy Birthday Bumblebee

    Happy Birthday Bumblebee.
  17. North American F-82G Twin Mustang

    It was a brilliant solution to the gassy copilot problem.
  18. North American F-82G Twin Mustang

    Great crystal clear shots of this oddball Mustang.
  19. Aircraft stop on wet runways all the time, I'm not going to dismiss mechanical failures but me thinks something else happened or a combination of the two.
  20. Word(s) association game

    SQUID! (false alarm...just a sheet flapping in wind)
  21. FSX Stuff in P3D V4.1

    Have a look here: https://flyawaysimulation.com/downloads/files/2687/fsx-ai-carriers/ I used this neat little problem many years ago and it did the job. Not sure if it will work in V4 as it just says P3D so could mean V1 which is the same as FSX. EDIT: More info here: http://www.taskforcefsx.com/aicarriers.html
  22. North American F-82G Twin Mustang

    I always wondered what would happen if the pilots had a massive disagreement about which way to go and tried to go in opposite directions!
  23. Sim addict?

    *stands up* Hello, My name's Lucy and I am a sim addict. I've been a flight simmer since FS98 and most of my retirement is split between the greenhouse and flying P3D. I main alternative is ETS2 and enjoy that now and again but have to be in the mood, unlike flight simming with which I am always in the mood. My Stepson has a train simulator and seems to enjoy it but I just can't see where the enthusiasm is, I have tried it out but found it rather boring. But each to their own. I recently got Sailaway -The Sailing Simulator and was encouraged by the fact a few Mutley members have it and seemed to think it's rather good. Being sat in the middle of the ocean does seem a heck of as lot more exciting than driving a train but Sailaway is going to take some dedication for me, a non-sailor, to get the hang of and I just haven't devoted the time yet.. Of all this lot I prefer ETS2 but being a person who likes things as realtime as possible in my sims, I wish the day/night would closer replicate real time. Other games have all pretty much fallen away over the years and the PC is pretty much just a sim-machine now.
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