Its not that I dont want to install ADE, its that I can't. The FS PC has no ethernet card and so no TCPIP and so MS Net and so no ADE install. And the PC connected to the Internet is nominally my wife's, so not keen to install stuff on it when I keep imploring her not to install stuff on it (she's a computer games person).
Yes, I did install FS2004SDK, and I have looked at and used the code snippets and will be doing more and more of that. So far all I have used them for is to put strange objects on the aircraft carrier.
Steve from Mudgee.