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  1. Departing Skiathos

    Your XP shots are looking awesome Phil, keep them coming
  2. p3d views

    Great news Wayne, it doesn't take long to get used to a new set up. Cheers, Joe
  3. Ha! I am allowed to comment, reputation intact. I was confident you would make that flight OK. I didn't recognise your persona when you left Broome, I hope the next one works to keep your true identity a secret. Back to now, I am very impressed with your attention to detail, again, you are setting the bar for the rest of us... PS can you give me Otis' email address?
  4. Wow! Just wanted to give thanks for an amazing PIREP, I'm presently in conversation with my lawyer just to make sure my reputation hasn't been compromised.
  5. p3d views

    Hi Wayne, I have reassigned my arrow keys and page up/down to give me four lateral directions and up and down. I am sure you can assign zoom to the centre wheel of your mouse. If you want true versatility Chase Plane is the way to go, you can set up preset cameras inside and out and do all sorts of wonderful things here's the link: https://fsfxpackages.com/en/ChasePlane/ Cheers, Joe
  6. onto Brussels

    Looks like you had a good plan there Wayne, great shots!
  7. News from Just Flight: This one is rather special as it includes 16 add-ons and savings of over £70 are on offer. And everyone who buys from the P&M deal will get the chance to win an extra add-on from the Pick & Mix selection. Three buyers will be picked at random and each winner will be contacted and given the chance to pick one more add-on for free! For full details and a list of the products visit the Pick & Mix page: www.justflight.com/bundle The deal runs until 2pm Monday 27th November (UK time)
  8. OK to keep things moving along how about a word(s) association game? Just reply with the first thing that comes into your head, it doesn't have to be aviation related and no smut please! I will start- AIRPORT
  9. Turbo Arrow IFR to Sacto.

    Nice one Coff, life sure is interesting in your world, I'm sure you are being thanked for that rush delivery
  10. Word(s) association game

    Batman...one of the boldest super heros!
  11. I took the plunge

    Wow, for a laptop they are looking really good, nice display Ros Ciao!
  12. Sun Flyer 4 seat electric.

    This has gone way off topic, we are a flight sim/ avaition forum, not a renewable energy forum. I can't see this going anywhere good now so I'll bring it to an end. Thanks for all your contributions. Joe
  13. I took the plunge

    Great start Ros, things will get better and better from now on! Ciao.. Joe
  14. REX 50 % Off Holiday Sale

    Thanks Reed, that's a great discount.
  15. The old ones are the best! Feel free to add your joke here but keep it clean. (Alan !) I'll start........ Two Irish hunters got a pilot to fly them to Canada to hunt moose. They managed to bag six. As they were loading the plane to return, the pilot said the plane could take only four moose. The two lads objected strongly. 'Last year we shot six. The pilot let us take them all and he had the same plane as yours.' Reluctantly, the pilot gave in and all six were loaded. However, even on full power, the little plane couldn't handle the load and went down. Somehow, surrounded by the moose bodies, Paddy and Mick survived the crash. After climbing out of the wreckage, Paddy asked Mick, 'Any idea where we are?' Mick replied, 'I think we're pretty close to where we crashed last year.' Cheers
  16. No not the pastime of vaporing chemical in an E-cigarette but Vapour trails or "contrails" This month we would like to see your shot which includes vapour trails of some sort. Usual rules apply, competition closed 30th November 2017 23.59 UTC - Good luck
  17. Here we are at Umbu Mehang Kunda Airport, (formerly Mau Hau - much more exotic than its new name). This has to be one of the most unexciting flights in sector 2! Howabout 3 three screenshots? Take-off, cruise, and landing? (You will wish you had said yes). Looking at the maps, this flight was going to be point to point over 510 nm of water: So I added a couple of waypoints, 1 for a rest break near to Seringapatam Reef and 2, to deliver supplies to a remote island called Browse Island where the lighthouse keeper was running short of rum. There after I was going to head for Cape Leveque on the Aussie mainland and then on to my destination, Broome International: It’s a nice morning, I still had bells ringing in my ears after Chuck’s air display yesterday and his departure later in the day. He had forgotten to hand over the baton so flung it out of the cockpit in my direction whilst posing in a hover for a while. My Pigboat was still in the shop after leaving its nose gear on the runway during a rather hard landing by the ferry pilot. It was going to be ready by lunchtime: We had a couple of passengers coming along for the ride which was welcome news as it would help break the mesmerising monotony of the Wasp engines. Checking the loading sheet and manifest I see we have a doctor emigrating to Aus, a flight attendant who comes with the aircraft, her son, and two crates of rum. We were well short of MTOW so range will not be an issue today. Having spent an hour greasing nipples and dipping sticks, the Catalina was ready. Our passengers and precious cargo were making their way to the aircraft. I could make out an older man with grey hair (no relation!) and a familiar outline of the flight attendant, in fact the closer she got, the more familiar she became… it was Sharon! She introduced her son Otis (who!?) he seemed strangely familiar, but I didn’t give it a second thought. I think Sharon has some explaining to do? We loaded the cargo and ate our lunch comprising of local fish (caught only this morning), Lychees and a chocolate muffin, all washed down with some camel’s milk. Blurrrgh. After coaxing the engines into life, I checked the weather enroute and it is going to be balmy, but it was starting to get hot and humid here so I was keen to get us under way: I we were off the tarmac less than halfway down the runway, but with hardly any cargo I am not surprised: Our first sector started over land which is a mostly low hills, with village settlements, Sumba is like a poor neighbour to Bali: After nearly an hour we were leaving Sumba, I was pleased to leave the island and the humidity behind. We were well set up on our cruise, our GPS was showing us the way but we had no autopilot, the Pigboat had a tendency to drift left of course if unattended, even with rudder trim: It's a couple of hours into our flight and I was starting to feel a bit nauseous, the clanking and drone of the engines was making my head spin. Luckily, Sharon had noticed and called Dr Rumack for help, the following unfolded: Surely we were doomed? (and don't call me Shirley). As Dr Rumack dragged me from the cockpit, Sharon jumped into the driving seat and with a quick scan of the instruments started to pull back on the column: Now this turned out to be one of those moments that will pass into annals of ATWC history! Sharon, who was always the bridesmaid, not the bride, revealed that she is, infact, a very capable pilot, albeit a bit rusty. What's even more amazing is Sharon is also an undercover British spy and her real name is Steph. And that's not a coincidence, we have seen her in the challenge before. I just knew there was something about her, now with her cover blown, all pilots must vow to keep their silence, Putenfeld is a ruthless man and he hates being crossed by a woman. Sharon had this well under control and we headed to our scheduled stop at the reef: We killed the engines as we were coming to a stop: I was awoken with a jolt, those smelling salts made me want heave (again): After half an hour I was ready to fly again, Sharon recounted her past 10 years and how Otis came into her life, like the Beckham's first child, he was named after the place he was conceived .. (eh?) We were underway, still about 250 nm to go. That extended stop had set us back a bit: Heading set east exactly on 090 we were headed for Browse Island: Our navigation was sound, the island is ahead: This is an odd place and has has a listed airfield, ICAO YBWS, runway 9/27 length 9 metres! We can actually land on the reef: We've dropped off the rum and had a quick rest break. Time is pressing on..: Next waypoint is Cape Leveque on the mainland: We find another island on the map with a lighthouse and it's exactly on our track, so we make for it: There's no airfield here but quite a few buildings, the light from the lighthouse guided me in: Hello Adele Island. We gave it the Mutley flypass chopping up a couple of seagulls on the way. My pleasure! Ok, no more messing about, we head straight for Aus: As we pass YCLQ overhead, the ATWC airshow hits Australia! Screenshots are going to be tricky to see after this one, we press on, 201 degrees towards Broome: After another 40 minutes we have Broome in sight: Called in our approach, civilisation at last: After an uneventful landing, we are directed to our parking position. Who would believe it? A man with a broom sweeping the apron..at Broome! Checking out an extract from the log, total flight time 7.3 hours. Sharon Steph, Dr Rumack, Otis, and me depart to the pilots lounge with the baton. After a couple of hours of chat, food, and a small libation, Steph stores the baton as she is rostered to take it onto Ayres Rock. I am worried for her as I have my suspicions about the man with the broom? Sim: P3Dv4.1 A/C: Aerosoft Catalina with repaint by jeansy WX: REX Texture Direct / AS for P3D Scenery: FTX - Global / VECTOR / Australia Region / Broom International Airport (Not that you could see it) With acknowledgement to the makers of Airplane! The Movie.
  18. Leg 16 - Mau Hau (WADU) to Broome Intl (YBRM)

    I am sure there's evil afoot? Where he was conceived not born... the lift (elevator) could well have been in Reading JG
  19. Hi Sam Thanks for reminding us FSW is very much alive and in active development, I had quite a lot of interest when flying in it live at the Cosford Flight Sim show this year. It's always worth checking out this sim, especially for newcomers. Joe
  20. Leg 16 - Mau Hau (WADU) to Broome Intl (YBRM)

    Thanks for the replies chaps, makes it all worthwhile!
  21. With guests Oleksiy Frolov of Majestic Software, Mathijs Kok of Aerosoft, and a representative from Leonardo Software.
  22. New Zealand South Island

    Thanks Mike, that looks far better! P3Dv4 really is my favourite now, I haven't edited a picture for years to make it sharper or more colourful, that's how far we have come, it's far more realistic. Have you seen what is in store from Orbx for the Netherlands? Autogen placed on photoscenery? https://orbxsystems.com/forum/topic/144036-eu-netherlands-photoreal-alpha-shots/ what do you think? Joe
  23. New Zealand South Island

    Love the shot Mike , great colourisation PS. Please don't post in capital letters as it is against our forum rules.http://www.mutleyshangar.com/tos.htm Thanks, Joe
  24. Dear All, I would like to invite you all as Mutley's news hounds! We all have our own connections, media feeds and FS site favourites etc. so if you see any interesting or entertaining news that might interest our members then please post in this forum. In turn, I can syndicate your posts to literally millions on Twitter and Facebook! Flight sim is great! Let's share it! Cheers, Joe