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  1. 6 points
    that feeling you get when you trust your instruments, and it just works as should....
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    President Trump is walking out of the White House and heading toward his limo, when a possible assassin steps forward and aims a gun. A secret service agent, new on the job, shouts “Mickey Mouse!” This startles the would be assassin and he is captured. Later, the secret service agent’s supervisor takes him aside and asks, “What in the hell made you shout Mickey Mouse?” Blushing, the agent replies, “I got nervous. I meant to shout, “Donald, duck!” John
  3. 5 points
    You lot are slowing down - nothing since Feb 3! Here's a cute one: Test: Seven advantages of mother's milk Students in an advanced biology class were taking their mid-term exam. The last question was, 'Name seven advantages of mother's milk.' The question was worth 70 points or none at all. One student was hard put to think of seven advantages. He wrote: 1) It is perfect formula for the child. 2) It provides immunity against several diseases. 3) It is always the right temperature. 4) It is inexpensive. 5) It bonds the child to mother and vice versa. 6) It is always available as needed. And then the student was stuck. Finally, in desperation, just before the bell rang indicating the end of the test, he wrote: 7) It comes in two attractive containers and it's high enough off the ground that the cat can't get it
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    I may try to create a simple EGKC AFD for you if you want. That should be easy. Edit: well, it took 15 mins to complete. This is the kind of work I often do for those small airfields wich are not well designed in FSX or missing at all (as EGKC). I call them BTN (better than nothing) airports! I've added the main runway, the apron entrance (the reference image from Google Maps shows some work in progress at the field), a windsock and a flatten/exclude area. Looking at the site you linked, I've added some runway markings too (which are not in the pics below). Download here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gR3C4s0YGOxMfsp8of7TpF_JlyLMxOO2/view?usp=sharing Please extract the two files in "Addon Scenery\scenery". Hope it is a good temporary solution.
  6. 4 points
    While I’ve been recovering from my first flight, it seems the world hasn’t been kind to my fellow pilots. Russian spies, giant octopuses and a host of other issues remind me that the ATWC isn’t for the faint of heart, or indeed the sober. It’s a fact that was brought home to me late last year when I found the police raiding my home in Austria, certain I had in some why aided the boss with his “accounting practises” following on from the Paradise Papers release. To my good fortune, many of the Austrian police were woman, and an Austrian police woman can brighten any holding cell. That was months ago and both Lynda and I have gotten back to normality, or at least what passes for it here. Right now through, I’m less than happy. At home it’s winter and a time for wrapping up. Goths love winter. It’s cold, dark and depressing. It’s just what you need after a long hot summer. The sun is never my friend. So finding myself in a South Pacific tropical paradise in the Southern Hemisphere summer is pissing me off. The island seems to be little more than an oversized sand bank with a Airport, a giant ring of sand and occasional green plant life. I expect to find David Attenborough discussing the life of some crappy turtle over every dune. Why am I even here? For this trip, I’ve brought my wife with me. This is partly to ensure I don’t slip into bad habits. No one wants a relapse into a 10000 piece jigsaw again. The main reason she’s here now though is to stop me killing my court appointed ‘helper’ (A kind description if ever there was one.) Eddie. Eddie , Like Lynda is here to keep me on the straight and narrow. However, if you look into Eddie’s eyes at any given moment, it’s clear the wheel is turning even though the hamster has passed on. He really does have the look of a cocker spaniel that’s run into a tree once to often. Eddie’s job last time was to secure me an aircraft suitable for the job at hand. Last time he happily produced a 747 for my flight from Paro! I’m hopeful this time he’s done better. Today’s flight is a long one, and it takes us across 5 time zones. It’s a trip of over 1700nm. We leaving at dawn to avoid as much sun as possible. The early breakfast at the hotel is unwanted, while the Black Coffee can’t come quick enough. Leaving the hotel the predawn Air is annoyingly warm, thick and sticky as thunderclouds dance menacingly around the skyline. Oh it’s going to be a fun day. I really hope Eddie has learnt from the Paro incident. Having arrived at the airport, grabbing a quick coffee and a little food for later, just in case Eddie screws up the catering, we head of the pilots briefing room. As expected, the weather isn’t great. Thunder storms and unstable air are expected. The winds are gusty too. I actually hope Eddie has the 747 again, just for the added stability in the take off. Crossing my fingers i head out the apron as the thunder rumbles across the sky. Through the flash of lighting, I see what Eddie has given me. The urge to kill rises and quickly. It turns out all Eddie took from the last incident was that big wasn’t good. So he went smaller. In front of me is a BAe 31 Jetstream. In a world of airliners this thing is a wannabe. There are gnats bigger than this. Hell the mosquito’s that have been chewing on me while I’ve been here bigger. With a range of only 800nm, size matters and I’ve got problems. Sensing my annoyance, mostly because I’m threatening to make a crab’s supper out of him, Eddie hides in the terminal, calling me on my cell to avoid my direct wrath. I explain the issue, with as many swear words as possible, and I quickly work out a plan. We can take the Jetstream down to Totegegie airport, some 500nm away to the south east. That takes us to the edge of French Polynesia. While I’m in the air, Eddie will source an appraise Aircraft for the remaining 1500nm trip. I’ve emphasised the words ‘long range’ and ‘Airliner’ to him in the hope the hamster wheel may get the hint. By the time I get done with Eddie and work out how to fly this little puddle jumper the storms have cleared, but the sun is coming up. The wind though is still on the strong side, and it means I’m heading to the other end of the runway for takeoff. That’s going out take a while. There’s precious little room on this island airport and the sea sits uncomfortably close as I taxi out. There’s not a lot to see in the distance, and with so few Islands around, I’m not expecting much of a scenic flight. On the stroke of 5AM I advance the throttles and we’re off. The takeoff is smooth but once I’m up the aircraft feels ‘skittish’. With gusty winds and a tiny aircraft I think it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. It’ll also be a long flight. With 450+nm to cover in this insect, I need to get comfy. I also need a cup of tea. Lynda heads off to the galley only to discover the cupboards are bare. This day keeps getting better and better. Below the cloud shadows stretch out on the ocean as the day gets going, and I’m envious. I’d really like to be in bed now. Sleep would be great. However, the baton won’t get around the world without my help, plus it will make a handy weapon for when I smack Eddie upside the head. I’m worried about what the hell he’ll turn up with. He’s not really grasping how this all works. I think he’s just enjoying the chance travel. As chance would have it, i get a call over SELCAL. Eddie it seems needs more time. Hardly surprising, but to be firm but fair, i give him 24 hours to come up with something. I think he gets it and the radio falls silent. Lynda returns to the cockpit with a paper cup filled with iced coffee we bought at the airport, alongside a chocolate bar of dubious nature. Ah the breakfast of champions. For next hour, the blank nothingness of the Southern Pacific fills the windscreen. There’s a moment of brief excitement when we spot a ship in the water below and occasionally there’s the odd sandbank island to spark interest, but little else. A game of eye spy would be pointless. Just over an hour in and we cross our first timezone. It’s another moment of excitement in what is a fairly dull flight. Speaking of flight, the Jetstream is certainly an interesting aircraft to fly. She’s twitchy and even with the Autopilot on, we’re being gently rocked around. Add to that the temperamental engines. Like the Twin otter, you need to watch you’re RPM and EGT numbers or you’ll have a fire on your hands. I’m really hoping I can keep it all under control for the approach. Engines that have a habit of grenading themselves aren’t my favourites. That said, a little excitement might be nice. In hope of finding something fun, and just for something to do, I call ahead for the weather. The report is pretty meh. Overcast at 14000, light rain and and a wind of 15kts out of the east. Things may have gotten interesting. It’s not long until I meet the overcast layer and things start to get bumpy. I begin the descent around 60nm out. The cloud is thick in places, but breaks do happen and soon enough I’m through. He island is still playing hide and seek though and I once again curse Eddie as we head into our unexpected landing site. The weather isn’t that bad by the time we get closer the rain has stopped. The cloud however is much lower than forecast. We finally breakthrough at 2500ft and I spot the landing strip off in the distance. It’s hazy but the runway is just visible. It seems that the runway is the only man made structure on this particular piece of land. The main settlements seem to be in the centre of the lagoon. That’s a problem for future us though. For now I just need to get us down. The crosswind isn’t making things easy though. Never the less, we land and I engage full reverse. Damn the Jetstream screams as the full beta range kicks in. We slow quickly and I kick the throttles back to ground idle to taxi. We’re here, for now. Not that here is a place we want to be. Still there’s little to be done about it. Until Eddie sorts out a large enough aircraft for the next leg to Easter island. We taxi up to the end of the runway, park up and shut down the Jetstream. It’s due to fly back to Hao later. We board a boat to the main island, leaving the airport and the plucky little Jetstream alone. We need to find a place to stay until Eddie returns. And return he does. We're enjoying a nice lunch around 1PM when the peaceful tranquillity is shattered by the sound of jet engines. The noise bounces off the restaurant wall and the mountainside behind us. I don't know just landed, but from the look of surprise on the locals faces, it wasn't expected. Five minutes later my cell gets a text telling me to come to the airport. It looks like our stay in paradise is shorter than expected. We pay the bill and head for the dock. The sight that greets us is definitely unexpected. Eddie's found a jet alright, and a passenger one at that. As we get off the boat, a mighty Vickers VC-10 stands towering above the buildings. Eddie greets me and explains where the hell he's found this. It turns out this particular VC-10 was stuck on the Falklands after the RAF removed them from service. She needed repairs and since parts weren't forthcoming, the local crew did the best they could. Finally A museum in Europe offered to take the old girl, paying to get her flight ready and to restore her to her original BOAC colours. Sexy doesn't cover it, and I'm wearing a smile as broad as a sunset. The crew were heading out from Port Stanley this morning when Eddie got in contact. They happily rerouted for the promise of drinks on Easter Island curtesy of the GIZA card. I don't care either way. Its time to get going. It takes an hour to get the VC-10 refuelled and ready. Shockingly the tide has come in since we landed this morning, leaving the airfield surrounded by water. Taxiing is a damn sight more difficult it seems. I get the engines running while the crew who flew her in get comfortable in the cabin with the bar. The Engines whine into life and the noise is deafeningly good. At just past 3 I taxi out carefully and then open the throttles. She Accelerates quickly and before to long we're airborne. I wave good bye to our unexpected stop over and make for FL300. Once in the cruise, the VC-10 proves to be slick, happily cruising at Mach 0.8. If I'm not careful she'll go even faster, topping out close to the speed of sound. This makes the next 1600nm pass quickly. Well that and the ensuring party in the cabin. Apparently Eddie has gotten into the good scotch. Unlike the last flight, the cabin is fully stocked with tea, meals and even a few packs of Austia's favorite biscuit, Manner wafers. As darkness falls there's precious little to see out of the Window. There are more people on board the aircraft than in a 200 mile radius for most of the flight. The time eventually comes to descend and I pull the throttles back and pitch down. So far I'm liking the VC-10 at speed. As we start our approach though, the speed comes off and the flaps come down. The difference in handling is incredibly pronounced. Gone is the fighter jet nimbleness, replaced with a concrete block swimming in glue. With the gear down and flaps set to full, the aircraft is massively heavy and lethargic. I need a lot of power just to maintain my rate of descent. I manage to glide her onto the runway and engage the reverse thrust. We slow and the aircraft becomes dead weight again. Exhausted I taxi back to the gate and park up. Lynda and I need a drink and a good meal. The relief crew are just getting nicely stewed and Eddie is passed out along a row of seats at the back. It's been a long day, but finally leg 2 of the ATWC comes to end. The Baton arrives on Easter Island safely, and the GIZA card is about to get a hammering.
  7. 4 points
    From the Bagpiper Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life. As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and, being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played "Amazing Grace", the workers began to weep. They wept, I wept, we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and started for my car. Though my head was hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "I never seen anything like that before, and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years." Apparently, I'm still lost....it's a man thing. When you have stopped laughing be sure to forward this on to others who would enjoy a good story.
  8. 4 points
    Ordering Pizza - Is this in our 'not too distant' future? Hello! Is this Gordon's Pizza? No sir - it's Google Pizza. I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. No sir - Google bought Gordon's Pizza last month. OK. I would like to order a pizza. Do you want your usual, sir? My usual - you know me? According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses - sausage - pepperoni - mushrooms and meat balls on a thick crust. OK - that's what I want . May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta - arugula - sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat, gluten free, thin crust? What? I detest vegetables. Your cholesterol is not good, sir. How the hell do you know? Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years. Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol. Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drugsale Network, 4 months ago. I bought more from another drugstore. That doesn't show on your credit card statement. I paid in cash. But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement. I have other sources of cash. That doesn't show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law. WHAT THE HELL? ! ! ! ! I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you. Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google - Facebook - Twitter - WhatsApp and all the others!! I'm going to an island without internet - cable TV - where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me !! I understand sir - but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago!!
  9. 4 points
    Three rednecks were working up on a cell phone tower: Cooter, Ronnie and Donnie. As they start their descent, Cooter slips, falls off the tower and is killed instantly. As the ambulance takes the body away,Ronnie says, 'Well, damn, someone should go and tell his wife. Donnie says, 'OK, I'm pretty good at that sensitive stuff, I'll do it.' Two hours later, he comes back carrying a case of Budweiser. Ronnie says, 'Where did you get that beer, Donnie?' 'Cooter's wife gave it to me,' Ronnie replies. 'That's unbelievable, you told the lady her husband was dead and she gave you beer?' 'Well, not exactly', Donnie says. 'When she answered the door, I said to her, "you must be Cooter's widow." She said, 'You must be mistaken. I'm not a widow.' Then I said, 'I'll bet you a case of Budweiser you are.' Rednecks are good at sensitive stuff.
  10. 3 points
    A policeman was rushed to the hospital with an inflamed appendix. The doctors operated and advised him that all was well, however, the patrolman kept feeling something pulling at the hairs in his crotch. Worried that it might be a second surgery and the doctors hadn't told him about it, he finally got enough energy to pull his hospital gown up enough so he could look at what was making him so uncomfortable. Taped firmly across his pubic hair and private parts were three wide strips of adhesive tape, the kind that doesn't come off easily... if at all. Written on the tape in large black letters was the sentence, "Get well soon, from the nurse you pulled over last week."
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    I am not a violent man but it has come to my attention that there are a portion of American citizens that need a proper slap in the face.
  12. 3 points
    I have to disagree with most of the comments posted on this thread. I can fully understand how a peacock can be an emotional support, in the same way as any comfort food can.
  13. 3 points
    I doubt most Western countries are going to be very interested in buying Antonovs for their military airlift capability. John
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    I wonder if the transport company's name reflects their attitude to the clients.....................
  15. 3 points
    Indeed, details can make all the difference.
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    Evening guys, Decided to do another flight today to test the PMDG 777 along with UK2000s version of EGLL, and Fly Tampa OMDB. I had to change my settings ever so slightly to get acceptable fps around LHR which was a shame, but OMDB was excellent - I only wished I'd clicked transparent windows now! Oh well, onto the shots, just a few of them today as the majority of the flight was during night hours! Apologies again, this time I saved them in BMP but still the quality decreases, and for some reason it looks like it's taken my Anti-Aliasing out when I've hit the screenshot button! The mind boggles.... Cruise over Iran as the first light appears After (another) G/A, this time due to conflicting traffic taking off toward me, spectacular vectors back round for the opposite runway, 12L. Short finals Disembarking at F6 And a bonus shot of my circuits at Heathrow yesterday to get accustomed to the aircraft! I appreciate that BA don't use the B773 on the LHR-DXB service, but seeing as PMDG only made a B777-200LR variant of the 200 I had to improvise. Thanks!
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    That feeling is even better in real life when you have paying passengers in the back. Great shot and atmosphere! And John, the PTS/ACS/whatever they call it now says +100 ft -0 ft for altitude discrepancy on either the instrument or II checkrides
  18. 3 points
    You need to remember an old TV commercial to get this one. A couple go into a fish restaurant, around the sides of the room are lots of tanks with various fish and crustaceans in them. A waiter comes to there table after a few minutes and says, " Good evening, I'm Gervais and I will be your waiter this evening. Are you ready order?" The Man looks up, "Er yes please Gervais, we'd like to start with the squid." " Ok sir" says Gervais, "If you like to follow me to the tank you can decide which one you'd like." The man looks puzzled, Gervais continues, "We like our food to be as fresh as possible so it is kept alive until the last minute, once you choose it is taken out, killed and cooked." "Oh I see" says the man, "Well we'd both better have a look in the tank then." Gervais leads them to a tank where several squid are happily swimming around. The couple look somewhat surprised, eventually the man says " I think that pale green one looks nice and fat, he looks like he's got a moustache with the way his tentacles are hanging." Gervais says, "Are you sure sir,? he's been there a while and everyone loves him." "The man looks up and says, "Yes, quite sure thank you, " Gervais takes a net from the top of the tank and catches the green squid. The couple return to the table and Gervais takes the squid to the kitchen. The head chef asks Gervais to kill the squid so that it can be prepared. Gervais bursts into tears."No Please, I can't do it, he's like an old friend, he's been there ages.!" The chef is not impressed, " Very well and calls out to the pot washer, "Hans, will you come here please, leave the sink for a minute." The big German comes over, " Ja chef, how can I help?" "I want you to kill that squid for me , Gervais can't do it." Hans looks visibly upset. " I am sorry chef but I cannot, the green squid is an old friend." The Chef is now very angry, He sends for the head waiter, " What is wrong chef?" he asks., The Chef answers, "It would seem neither of these clowns have it in them to kill that squid! " The Head waiter looks bemused, " Sorry Chef but didn't you know, Hans that does dishes is as soft as Gervais with mild green hairy lip squid!"
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    I hope when I inevitably choke to death on gummy bears people just say I was killed by bears. ************ Hillary Clinton goes to a psychic who tells her: "Prepare yourself for widowhood ... Your husband is about to die a violent death." Mrs. Clinton takes a deep breath and replies: "Will I be acquitted?" ************ When I was younger I hated going to weddings. It seemed that all of my aunts and the grandmotherly types used to come up to me, poking me in the ribs and cackling, telling me, 'You're next.' They stopped that shit after I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
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    Dammit Janet.. I'm going to miss it. Got a friend round for dinner tonight. Will have to catch up with it on YouTube Hope it goes well
  22. 2 points
    Hi mate, just to let you know the FF A320 has now been released for sale. Enjoy this beauty of an aircraft.
  23. 2 points
    I find if I want to learn something I am consumed by it and I am a sponge for obsorbing info as long as the subject is something I find interesting, try explaining something I find boring and I switch off......I also rewrite the tutorials on these aircraft, I can usually condense down to about 4 double sided laminated pages, I know it's weird but it makes it so much easier for me.....currently learning Ifly 747.......
  24. 2 points
    My friend has been admitted to hospital. She was poisoned by eating a daffodil bulb that she thought was an onion. The doctor say she'll be out in the spring.
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    Asperitas (formerly known as Undulatus asperatus) is a cloud formation first popularized and proposed as a type of cloud in 2009 by Gavin Pretor-Pinney of the Cloud Appreciation Society. Added to the International Cloud Atlas as a supplementary feature in March 2017, it is the first cloud formation added since cirrus intortus in 1951. The name translates approximately as "roughness". The clouds are closely related to undulatus clouds. Although they appear dark and storm-like, they almost always dissipate without a storm forming. The ominous-looking clouds have been particularly common in the Plains states of the United States, often during the morning or midday hours following convective thunderstorm activity. This was a question on a quiz show last night on TV, when non of the contestants knew what the word "Asperitas" was. I didn't know either, so I looked it up, and found the above answer Neil
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    I generally give these things a week or so to see what develops and to let the mad rush on their servers diminish a little. A wise old pilot once said, "Never fly the A model of anything." I think that might apply here too - let others beat the brush for a while and see what comes out. Windows 8/8.1 serves as a great example. John
  27. 2 points
    nice, great little tour...is there really a Mt Garibaldi? I thought that was just a biscuit... ignorance is bliss they say....
  28. 2 points
    20 NM from Cairns to the East - The Great Barrier Reef
  29. 2 points
    Thanks everyone, I enjoyed reviewing this aircraft I can share what I did, which involves editing an xml file, so don't attempt if you are not confident, and take a copy first. Find the file "radi_d.xml" it should be in [YOUR P3D FOLDER]\SimObjects\Airplanes\DHC-3 Otter Milviz\panel\DH3_XMLGauges Starting around line 56, the line "<String>%((A:COM1 ACTIVE FREQUENCY, MHz))%!6.3f!</String>" Change 6.3 (or 5.3) to 5.2 exactly as below. Then around line 64 (below) <String>%((A:COM1 STANDBY FREQUENCY, MHz))%!6.3f!</String> Change 6.3 (or 5.3) to 5.2 exactly as below. Save file, all done and the radio display should look like this
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    Hi mate. I am finding it a superb aircraft to fly although there are still a few bugs with the systems but i'd say the release of it will not be too long but Flight Factor may decide otherwise. The JAR A320 is not too bad but in comparison it is not a patch on the FF.
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    Agricultural (Love my Cessna Ag Truck! Kept me in the game with ATWC)
  34. 2 points
    My thanks to all of you who responded and your helpful suggestions.
  35. 2 points
    Biplanes are indeed fun, best flown with a desk fan blowing into your face for that authentic "wind in the hair" experience! LOL
  36. 2 points
    I've had that happen to me at Ocala, not by the police but by the local FBO manager who wanted to know why I was taking pictures of all the buildings. Those photos were for use by Dree to make his Ocala airport scenery, which I explained to her, carefully avoiding the fact that said developer was in a foreign country. I don't think she was really too happy with the answer, perhaps hoping for an "Alahu Akbar" so she could be a heroine and call the gendarmes, but she grunted and returned to whatever she was doing and left me alone. I hope I spoiled her day. I've also been told that many of the bizjet passengers who transit through here (and who probably have a higher opinion of their importance than I do) aren't too keen on cameras at the fence line and expect the FBO to discourage that as much as legally possible and maybe a little more. It would probably burst their bubble to know we're interested in photographing the aircraft, not them. John
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    I was in a coffee shop recently when my stomach started rumbling and I realized that I desperately needed to fart. The place was packed but the music was really loud so, to get relief and reduce embarrassment, I timed my farts to the beat of the music. After a couple of songs I started to feel much better. I finished my coffee and noticed that everyone was staring at me. Then I suddenly remembered that I was listening to my IPod.
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    Agreed, amazing vid. The pattern must have had tons of "go around" craft...like a que backing up with kids racing to get back into line for another go on the UnAmusement (Please) Park ride.
  40. 2 points
    I think this a peacock and bull story like a utube type stunt.
  41. 2 points
    Still trying out settings
  42. 2 points
    I had an approach to minimums on my Instagram for sometime, but now I can't find it, you can't imagine the elation you feel when the ground materializes out of a white blanket.
  43. 2 points
    Thinking myself a mathematician, I tried Joe's test using the value of PI to seven decimal places. After all calculations were done and the resulting number rounded I find that alas, I am not a mathematician, but just an asshole after all.
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    Very nice thank you to Rosario you did there Alan.
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    We do indeed live in a beautiful part of the country, the beach is just a 5 minute walk from my house at the end of our street! Part of that flight went right over our house,(we're just south of the railway station). Julian Hitchcock, the guy that owns both the aircraft and the airfield is a personal friend of my wife and I. He bought the airfield from under the nose of a property developer who wanted put industrial units on it! The airfield is now saved from destruction and is officially registered as an active site. It meets all CAA regs for its intended use and is a very peaceful place to be. (an added bonus is the fact that on the railway side of the airfield most of those bushes are brambles and they produce thousands of juicy blackberries in the summer!) Julian has made the airfield a real asset for the town and given the fact that the Southdown Gliding Club( Julian is CFI there) at Parham Park is often waterlogged in winter, the Bognor airfield provides a year round well drained flying area.
  47. 2 points
    A few shots from FSW, all default stuff, still more work needed but progressing, only about 1 year on though so early days I suppose.... to me the sim looks best at dawn or dusk, other daylight hours it is to bright, also will be better once real world weather engine is introduced.....
  48. 2 points
    Matt, I would give it up until you know you exceed the minimums otherwise the frustration is going to bring you down. Keep hold of it and try again after an update/upgrade.
  49. 2 points
    First FSW shots,
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    Hi guys, After still struggling to get used to XP11, and as well as there not being a traffic program I deem acceptable, it was time to upgrade to P3Dv4. After spending the last 3 days tweaking and working out my best configs for graphic/performance combo, I was finally able to undertake my first flight. Unfortunately, I didn't realise the quality loss by saving my files as PNG on standard P3D screenshot, but I have managed to salvage a few. Back to JPEG from now on! Hope you enjoy.. FR792 - B737-8AS EGSS-LIPH Stansted - Venice Treviso 0620-0820z Approaching the Swiss alps prior to descent for runway 07. In the descent for TSF Now we've cleared the high terrain (almost) it's time for a dive to our platform altitude, because P3D gave me a short approach (Thanks ATC ) Ended up doing a G/A because the approach was too short! But after a simple circuit, we were on the ground in Treviso. Thanks for looking
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