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Christopher Low

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  • Birthday 31/07/67

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  1. HMS Invincible?

    A quick search revealed this, so it looks like both the Illustrious and the Invincible may well be at Sim Outhouse. You need to register to download anything. http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php/82143-HMS-Illustrious-(R06)-zip
  2. Last Air Berlin Flight Performs Un-Announced Fly-by

    That article seems to be rather ambiguous. The title suggests that passengers were "screaming in terror", but the main text only mentions "screaming witnesses". The fact that the tower personnel clapped as the aircraft passed by seems to indicate that they knew all about it. I would be surprised if the captain did not inform the passengers prior to the fly past taking place.
  3. Oh, I agree with you, Kevin. Support for FS9 should probably have been dropped a long time ago, but then you have to respect Gary for honouring his commitment to stick with it until he has completed the collection of UK Xtreme airports. Having said that, it looks like he is seriously considering cutting that short. The release of P3D v4 has obviously resulted in a significant amount of upgrade work over and above development of new airports, so stopping support for what is now a "flightsim dinosaur" to give himself a bit of breathing space would seem to be the sensible decision. I agree that Gary probably needs to develop a new, improved system to keep up with some of the other major developers, but I would like him to get Guernsey, Belfast City, Bournemouth, and the Belfast Aldergrove remake onto my hard disk before he takes an extended timeout to develop new software. Purely a selfish viewpoint, you understand
  4. I do appreciate where you guys are coming from. As an example, I was astounded by the level of detail (and the performance) of FlyTampa Amsterdam Schiphol in P3D v3. Significantly better framerates than either Aerosoft Heathrow Extended or UK2000 Heathrow Xtreme, and remarkably smooth on my i5 4690k @ 4.3Ghz/16GB DDR3-1600 RAM/2GB GeForce GTX770 powered system (with a considerable number of freeware AI planes with detailed textures active). Very impressive. Having said that, Gary has tried to accommodate the FS9 crowd for as long as possible with his products, but I think he has started to realise that the end is in sight for that particular simulator. His next two products (Guernsey Xtreme and Belfast City Xtreme) will include FS9 versions, but he has hinted that all bets are off beyond that. Whilst UK2000 may not be at the forefront of flight simulation technology in 2017, it's safe to say that UK flight simmers would be in no man's land without him. Can you imagine a flightsim world without the UK2000 Xtreme airports and VFR Airfields products? We would have next to nothing without them.
  5. Cosford Show 2017 video

    I absolutely agree with you, Joe. It would be nice to hit the bar with you guys for an extended chat on Saturday night! It's a shame we never met on the day, Kevin. I was disappointed that you were unable to join myself, Steve and Stewart in Shrewsbury the night before, so that was a double whammy
  6. All of them will be P3D v4 compatible, Andrew.
  7. To those going to Cosford.

    It was part of the reason for me, Joe. I enjoy seeing you guys there. Your stand is almost like a "home away from home" when I am at the show. I missed that last year.
  8. To those going to Cosford.

    I had a very enjoyable weekend. Spent Friday evening in Shrewsbury with a couple of flightsim pals, and then realised the next morning that I was staying in the same hotel as Joe and Tim when I turned up for breakfast! I arrived at RAF Cosford nice and early (8:40 AM), and took my traditional place at the head of the queue forty-five minutes before the doors were due to open It was great to see Joe, Tim, Jessica and Adrian again, together with the JustFlight guys. I was intending to buy the TFDi Design Boeing 717 at the show, but there were so many people crowded around the stand (and the adjacent Quality Wings one; they were demonstrating the 787) for most of the day that I decided to wait until I returned home. It is now installed on my PC (P3D v3.3.5), so I am looking forward to testing it over the next few weeks. For the record, I also purchased one of Joe's "Mutley's Hangar" mouse mats (which is now proudly sat on my desktop at home), and nicked one of Tim's Quality Street toffees!
  9. To those going to Cosford.

    I thought that Steph said she wasn't going to be able to make it this year?
  10. Looking forward to checking that out.
  11. Flight Simulator Show 2017 floorplan released.

    I usually start my journey by turning right from the entrance, so you can expect to see me a few minutes after the doors open, Joe
  12. TFDI 717

    I am hoping to get a discount for this aircraft at Cosford 2017
  13. Flight Sim 2017 Date Confirmed

    I am looking forward to seeing Mutley's Hangar return to Cosford. Less than two months to go!
  14. RAF Cosford 2016 FlightSim Show

    I agree with you, John. Whilst I still enjoyed the day, I seemed to be wandering around trying to find somewhere to go, or someone to talk to (after I had made my initial tour of the various stands). Others commented on this aswell. I will mention that when I compile my show report, to give Just Flight a bit of feedback. We definitely need the Mutley's Hangar stand back next year! ORBx are also apparently going to be there "in force" in 2017. One seminar (repeated in the afternoon) was also a backward step compared to the three separate seminars of the previous two shows. On the plus side, I finally got to meet another member of the UK2000 team after seven years as a beta tester! EDIT: Keystone Games were supposed to be there this year, but they never turned up. I asked the Just Flight guys about this, and they were as baffled as I was.
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