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  1. JD-Slow-Thumbs, Introduction

    Hi, I am JD-Slow-Thumbs,
    As a kid I was always fascinated with airplanes and wanted to be an astronaut when I grew up. I joined the USAF and served for four years. Occasionally I dabbled in Flight sims. Later I got into R/C airplanes, first fixed-wing ParkFlyers, and then foam board micros, and R/C flight sims of course. I am spending more of my time in flight simulators, FSX currently, and getting pretty good at reading charts and hopping from one VOR beacon to another. Now I am working ...
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  2. Battle For The Airfield

    This has been a good week for me being at aviation events. I previously reported on my B-25 ride and then the weekend comes and it's time for the annual "Battle For The Airfield" at the Collings Foundation HQ not far from where I live. Since 1979 the Collings Foundation has assembled a collection of classic cars, historic aircraft and more recently military vehicles. The large bombers tour all around the country, some of the other flybable planes are based in warmer regions than New England, ...
  3. Win10, the good, the bad, the perceptions.

    There has been a lot said around win10, much of it reconstituted from others experience or from other views and not a lot from first hand experience. A lot has been said around privacy and the fact that win10 collects data and meta data about users habits and who has possible access to the data collected.
    There has been some spirited and slightly heated discussions on the message boards around many subjects related to win10 some of which I have been party to and some that I have thought ...
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  4. Today I Flew A Drone

    I think most of us here enjoy aviation in all its aspects, not just limited to simulated flight on a computer. I have a friend who has developed an interest in hobby drones and he found a friend who already owned one, so he invited me along to get a demonstration.

    This appears to be one of the most popular models available, the DJI Phantom III

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    This is not a toy and it's not cheap, at over $1000 for the model we saw.
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  5. Final Flights

    Well, I think I have almost exhausted the recreation of my flying days. There are still a few flights I did not re-fly, and there are a few planes I did not revisit (including retractable versions of the Saratoga and Cherokee 180.) I may still fly those flights on the computer, but I will not blog them. I have decided to wrap this up by recreating my final flights in the planes I flew the most.

    Cessna 150/152: This was the first plane I flew, but I realize I do not have one for FS2004. ...
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