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Jess-b last won the day on November 13 2016

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    Jessica Bannister-Pearce
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  1. My flights have been very sporadic of late. In truth I spend more time having to write about sim stuff than actually flying. However, in the last few months my Airbus flights have all been in the 2 to 2 1/2 hour flights. I'm hoping to push this once I get my main sim set up correctly. . As for the GA stuff, well that's the preserve of the mutleys crew fly in.four plus hours, often whilst getting quietly merry.
  2. Hi Bumblebee, i have the Airline2Sim dash-8 cadets course, and to be honest, it's very good. I've sat through lots of training videos in the past covering aircraft like the B767 and MD-80, and they've all had one thing in common. They are technically good, but the delivery is very dry and technical. The Airline2Sim vids are much more watchable. The information is all there, but you never feel the need to 'take a break to unscramble your head ' having watched them. It's all good stuff, proper information but it's easily digestible and a damn sight more friendly that a dry training vid. Josh, who provides the Dash-8 training is great to listen to. In short, it's all good. Best wishes, Jess B
  3. Hi Bumblebee, i'm afraid that PMDG stopped selling the old MD-11 last year along with the old 747-400. If you're lucky, you can still pick the old girl up though from Aerosoft as a boxed product, though supplies were already running low a while back. Best wishes, Jess B
  4. Here's some clarification from orbx and JV on what's happened. Needless to say, you can't run a business without funds! Hello everyone, I'll keep this as brief as possible. Firstly, my sincere apologies for removing PayPal as a payment option for now, but we had no choice as you will see below. I am on the phone to PayPal daily and working with them to resolve the situation. I am sure Orbx is not the first business in the world to face this problem but their timing could not be worse, right after our store opening and during a sale. We're as outraged as you all are, that much I can promise you. I love using PayPal myself, have done for years. It's quick, convenient and secure. It's also the first time we have been on the other side of the fence as a merchant. So here is the facts, although as you can understand there are delicate confidential business discussions taking place which would be foolish for me to disclosure until the matter is settled. On November 29th PayPal informed me our account was under review and limited. This limitation was restricted to Orbx not being allowed to close our PP account. Not a problem for us The reason cited was the sudden huge increase in $ and transaction volume since our store opened PP requested company documentation to clarify what business we are in - this was provided immediately We heard nothing more about the matter, but I thought this would be a formality and the limitation lifted On December 6th PP informed me our account was further limited This time we were unable to move any money out of our merchant account, effectively freezing our funds Extensive further documentation was requested and immediately provided I called PP every two days expecting the review to be concluded. Meantime the merchant account balance was growing; I normally do a transfer each Monday When the merchant account balance grew to six figures and with no resolution in sight, I made the decision to stop all PP payments We now have a substantial amount of our income held by PP until this review is concluded We have no promise this money will be released We have no choice then, but to protect both the interests of Orbx and its developers to ensure they are paid for their hard work If we fail to resolve the issue then many customers would have 'bought' and effectively gotten free products We will continue to call PP daily, as I have just done. I have been requested more documentation today which I provided. I hope, along with all our staff and of course you as customers, that PP can complete this review and allow us the confidence to use their service again. We did not feel it was appropriate to reveal this information to you yesterday because it is business confidential and frankly, we're not obliged to tell you. But after waking up to the furore on the forums this morning, and the rampant conjecture that has been going on at many forums, I thought I would reveal as much as I can without actually risking jeopardising the PP account review. So .... it appears some people like to think Orbx is doing its best to push customers away with V2 migration, OrbxDirect, FTXCv3 and now this PayPal situation. The truth is that we have had a vision for some years to make the way our customers interact, purchase and maintain our software the simplest and easiest on the market. Sure, there have been bumps in the road. Sure, there are bugs outstanding. But Rome was not built in a day and I believe we are heading in the right direction. We have closed over 2,000 Zendesk tickets since the store opened. We have hired two permanent support staff to deal with issues. Ben is working some very long hours on coding and other tasks. We feel your pain, but we know most issues will be resolved eventually. Orbx is not going anywhere soon. We have a lot of very exciting plans for 2017 and beyond. Plans that move us beyond just FSX/P3D and into some of the most ambitious projects we have ever conceived. We are spending many hundreds of thousands of dollars on R&D in 2017 and this is without any guarantee of success. But where there is no risk there is no reward. So watch this space! Allow me again to apologise for a situation that was NOT in our control, not planned, nor desired. I hope to have it end in a positive outcome as soon as possible but the matter is not in my hands. Thanks for your continued loyalty to Orbx products and your support in 2016, I hope you will give us the chance to grow into new ventures in 2017 and come along for the journey ... A great festive season to all of you! 1 Quote Regards, JV
  5. Just two shots taken from X-Plane 11. Both of these shots contain payware. FlyJSim's 727 and SkyMAXX Pro 2 in XP11 Carenado's C340 flying over photoscenery of Vienna. default Autogen and sky colours.
  6. Review

    Well Brett, the FSL is great value when you consider the Prosim A320 cockpit suite that I'm currently working with. Let's say you won't get much change out of two grand, in euros.
  7. Thanks guys. Had a great time out at a party last night. I'm now only slightly hung over.
  8. Thanks for the birthday wishes guys. Truthfully I don't feel a day over 39!
  9. Glad to hear you've solved the issue Wayne. As a little follow up, it's unlikely that the cost index would be causing the overspeed issues. The cost index covers the projected speed at cruise. I use 35 for my normal flights which equates to Mach.77 in the cruise, whilst a BA virtual flight sees me use a C I of 0 which brings in a cruise speed of Mach.74 if you were seeing a red speedbar above 240kts in the cockpit, the most likely cause would be a flaps issue. The standard max flaps 1 speed is 235kts. From what you've described, that fits the bill perfectly. The JAR airbuses can be strange at times. Jess
  10. Jim, have you run the FTx Vector configuration tool. That could sort out the elevation issues at Compton Abbas. Open the tool up and head to Evelation corrections. Run the Auto config setting and it should sort the airports that need fixing out. Check the sim. If Compton is fine, great. If it's not. Return to the vector tool and type in the ICAO code for for Compton in the 'AEC is on' box. If the code shows up there. Rrmove it back to the'AEC is off' section. Then check the airport again. If its. It in the AEC is on section. Call it up from the off section and put it in the AEC is on section. Whenever you install a new airport or reinstall vectors, you need to run the tool. Hope this helps and makes sense. It s early and I haven't had my first cup of tea yet. Jess B
  11. I'll take a look at it Wayne this week. Hopefully I'll have some answers for you. What version of the A320 are you using and can you give me the flight details so I can replicate it? Out of curiosity, check your flaps and gear settings. Those would lead to a constant speed restriction in flight. Best wishes, Jess
  12. Wow, I'm not normally a fan of photoscenery, but that looks fantastic. Great job!
  13. Just a word of caution Wayne. Apparently, Jar are going to charge you to fly the aircraft in xp11, even though there are no changes or updates to make it run in the new sim. So I'd hold off if your planning to get xp11 next month.