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  1. Flying China

    by , 04-01-2013 at 11:34 AM (In a Moon's Course ....)
    My interest in the landscape of China pre-dates my interest in flight simulation. My godmother, a member of the China Inland Mission, taught in the Lushan area after World War II (more on that at my blogspot – see the link below). I keep trying new flightsims in China over areas I have seen photographs of previously. Try, for example, a flight from Chongqing’s Jiangbei airport west to Xichang Qingshan airport, preferably in early morning light.

    What I know about Chinese aviation ...

    Updated 04-05-2013 at 07:02 PM by allanj12

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  2. Digging through those books and papers .... a 'stake in the electronic ground'.

    by , 03-24-2013 at 01:33 PM (In a Moon's Course ....)
    If you are like me, simming of flights from history are a good reason to enjoy flight simulation. That is why I have been writing the Fly & Deliver series of articles.

    To coax a ‘Liberator’ into the virtual air is interesting in its own right; after all, these aircraft are really not that interested in being coaxed vertically. To try to reproduce Jimmy Munshi’s flight (South from Chakeri) and know he was a DC-3 pilot making his first B-24 flight unaided adds something, ...

    Updated 03-25-2013 at 02:48 PM by allanj12

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  3. Tony Radmilovich

    I truly like to think of the flightsim hobby as a community, people who work with each other to make things better, at least within the hobby itself and who are willing to help each other when necessary. Help usually means tips on tweaking FSX, inside info on an aircraft.cfg setting, ideas on new scenery or aircraft liveries, etc. but sometimes it extends into the real world. This is one of those cases.

    Tony Radmilovich has been around the flightsim hobby for as long as I can remember. ...
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  4. Back To Basics Fly-In

    I've been to many air shows and other aviation events over the years. Frankly, I got a bit tired of the "big" shows as they have in recent years become too commercialized...VIP seating, loud music, announcers who just won't shut up (I want to hear airplane noise!), etc. Shows in the past that were more about the planes were more fun.



    So, I generally only go to smaller events, the kind of ...
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  5. Airlines vs GA

    This past weekend I actually had the chance to get away for a few days. Most people go to a resort or some such for a vacation. I went to Dayton, Ohio.

    Dayton may be a bit down on its luck right now but it does have some points of interest. Amateur radio ops reading this surely know why I was there. Dayton is of course also the home of the Wright Brothers and even though Kitty Hawk was where their first flights took place it was in Dayton that they actually invented the airplane. ...
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