Flap's Flap 20 - Spreading One's Self Too Thin? Not At All!
By John J. Thuot II (25 July 2007)
Back on February 18th of this year, I started a radio show edition of my Flap's Flap entitled Contact Flap's Flap on 1380.0. It is out of a small AM station in the northern Rhode Island area, and it has been receiving fantastic response so far. You might wonder if I'm spreading myself too thin on this venture, especially with the articles, work, the flight simming, an addition to the family last week, a 6 month old Fawn Pug named Abby. The answer to spreading myself thin is not at all! Just as I've preached on the show and you know - it's true! You just have to find the time to do what you enjoy doing.
When I return next months article for August, I'm going to be getting back into our discussions of making the simulator as real as we can - by following real life flight rules and regulations. It might take a lot of work, but with a little bit of practice, anyone can achieve that goal.
I hope that I haven't lost my readers in my absence, and that there will be a lot more to come in the future! Don't forget too, you can check out my new web site, http://www.captainjohnfsx.net. Yes - I've upgraded to the new one and loved it. But I'm going to have to see something here - I'm actually going to be checking out my old one to see how much performance increase I now have since I have upgraded from a 256mb card to a 512mb card - 2 gigs of ram instead of 1, etc.
One thing I do on my web site, and I'm passing an invite to everyone to take part in this - if you've gotten older add-ons to work with FSX - please email me your findings. Don't forget to include where you're from, how you got it to work, and I'll announce it live on the air on my broadcast! Don't forget too that I have a monthly screen shot competition for a chance to win a free t-shirt. One submission per calendar year only please!
Well, that's it for this months Flap's Flap - may we all arrive safely at our virtual destinations, happy flying, and please, keep that blue side up!
John J. Thuot II