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06-19-2003, 08:06 PM
The question is Meigs Field still there(FSCOF) or did Microsoft delete it because of what happen to the runway?
06-19-2003, 09:14 PM
Meigs is still the "default", as I understand it.
06-19-2003, 09:17 PM
Thanks Darrell That's all that I wanted to know.Kimmer
06-20-2003, 08:21 AM
In the beta at least Meigs is still the default airport.
06-20-2003, 05:54 PM
Thanks Nels,I just wanted to know because I heard from other people that Meigs was going to be removed as default,and Microsoft was going to have a late release of FSCOF due to Meigs being deleted from the software.Kimmer
06-20-2003, 07:55 PM
Yeah, I heard that too... whoever made up that rumor must have next to no knowledge of programming. A late release because one airport needs to be deleted, sheesh...
06-25-2003, 01:18 PM
Hey Darryl... Are you going down to the FAL Reunion in Denver?
06-25-2003, 05:42 PM
A beta tester in another forum said she got the final version and said meigs is NOT the default any more. Here is the forum. http://forums.simflight.com/viewtopic.php?t=7710
06-25-2003, 07:00 PM
I never quite got why simmers are so up in arms over Meigs
Field. Unless you are a citizen of Chicago or a pilot who uses the airport - who cares what you think? Your dollars aren't going to support the airport, park or whatever else goes there. A blind alligience to an airport in a computer game (that I bet very few of you actually use) seems rather silly.
06-26-2003, 08:33 AM
There's nothing blind about it. Because of Meigs being the default airport for so many years it's the airport where many flightsimmers learned to fly. I doubt you'll find many serious flightsimmers who have not done plenty of circuits around the Meigs pattern...I know I have! With all the time spent there in the virtual world it's only natural to grow attached to it.
The real airport is pretty special too. There aren't many cities that have a general aviation airport offering such convenient access. The loss of the real Meigs is abhorrent not only because of the way it was done--something you only expect to see in some petty third world dictatorship--but because the loss of an airport, any airport, has a negative effect on our freedom to fly where and when we want to.
Jeff S KDTW
06-26-2003, 11:23 AM
>but because the
>loss of an airport, any
>airport, has a negative effect
>on our freedom to fly
>where and when we want
06-26-2003, 11:28 AM
Off-topic: I'm glad I visited Chicago last summer, when Meigs was still active. Was a great day, and it was awesome watching the airfield from the steps of the Adler.
On-topic: I'll be changing the default back to Meigs anyway, if MS indeed picked another airport... http://www.flightsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3eddec39799d2e31.gif
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06-26-2003, 01:05 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-26-03 AT 01:06PM (EDT)[p]What is the big deal about whether Meigs will be default, just put some downloaded scenery in, save the flight, and make it the default, within two weeks there will be an add-on to correct it.
(mayor daley should pay to make it)
06-26-2003, 01:30 PM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-26-03 AT 01:32PM (EDT)[p]All I wanted to know is Meigs going to be the default airport when we start up FS 2004.I don't think there is a big deal in which airport is the default one,it's just that I enjoy Meigs field very much an been there since I started flying with FS98.It's a little challengeing and and a great view of Chicago skyline.So whatever the default airport will be it doesn't matter to me at all.And Steve I also think that Daley should pay.
06-27-2003, 08:25 AM
>All I wanted to know is
>Meigs going to be the
>default airport when we start
>up FS 2004.
06-27-2003, 10:23 AM
LAST EDITED ON Jun-27-03 AT 10:24AM (EDT)[p]The default airport will be SEATAC.
Read the interview with Bruce Williams:
06-27-2003, 10:26 AM
Default is sea tac and I think meigs is still in the game :)
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