Thanks for the response, I found a thread on Sim Outhouse re Nimitz with a link to
And it works! Apparently it was caused by a windows update that deleted the line from the hosts file in windows\system\32. So for anybody else thats suffering its the answer.
I did a pm to the guy who solved it so I'm now flying again doing launches and the odd crash landing! (sometimes I even catch a wire)
Harry in France
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