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  1. Larry is of course 100% correct. Nothing wrong...

    Larry is of course 100% correct. Nothing wrong with starting with an online or other at-home study course. When I was considering going for a Sport Pilot rating I picked up the Gleim offering and...
  2. IMHO, the very BEST way to learn to fly is to...

    IMHO, the very BEST way to learn to fly is to start your ground school with a private pilot training center. As you are no doubt aware, flight school is pricey but so is 'quality' flight sim hardware...
  3. That is for the LIVE event for which you have to...

    That is for the LIVE event for which you have to register. I'm seeking a stand-alone version.
  4. Oshkosh Fisk Arrival challenge flight?

    I am aware of the live event but wonder if anyone has developed a software add-on that lets users practice the Fisk arrival with sim ATC interaction whenever they want.
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    Please share the resolution to perhaps help...

    Please share the resolution to perhaps help others.
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    Great points Loki. I would inform/remind...

    Great points Loki. I would inform/remind newcomers to this sim that UNLIKE the previous versions of MS Flight over the decades, MSFS2020 was 100% crafted from the ground up by an outside French firm...
  7. Always listen to ATC when you're a new pilot

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    World Update X

    I am pleased to report that the latest World Update X was uneventful and did not require me to leave the game to go to the Store first. Things just keep getting better and better from the good folks...
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    Maybe his FSX found out he tried MSFS 2020 and it...

    Maybe his FSX found out he tried MSFS 2020 and it is now pouting?
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    Opinions and butt cheeks - everybody has them. ...

    Opinions and butt cheeks - everybody has them.

    Glad you found a flight sim (FSX) that you enjoy playing. Millions of others (me included) found a flight sim (MSFS 2020) that we enjoy playing. I...
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    I don't know what agency creates their ads, but...

    I don't know what agency creates their ads, but Microsoft does indeed use a good one.
  12. Just a quick followup - the inexpensive powered...

    Just a quick followup - the inexpensive powered USB hub works a treat. Plenty of power for four accessories and it has a separate charging port too. FWIW - this is the one I bought:
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    "This pilot can turn her wings in for the...

    "This pilot can turn her wings in for the night!."

    It's simply divine to be in the presence of an angel.
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    I'm but a young whipper-snapper at 73, but 1....

    I'm but a young whipper-snapper at 73, but 1. there are NO dumb questions, and B. Life will be easiest just selecting new MSFS 2020 ready aircraft, either from the sim's Marketplace or other...
  15. Well then, I guess you can't complain too loudly...

    Well then, I guess you can't complain too loudly at the person who did the work..:)
  16. If you know who did the conversion you might ask...

    If you know who did the conversion you might ask them? Or was this a D.I.Y effort?
  17. My $20 powered USB hub arrives tomorrow from...

    My $20 powered USB hub arrives tomorrow from Amazon.
  18. Flight Velocity trim wheel - new install

    My replacement for the stolen trim wheel arrived a little while ago. Installation was 'relatively' plug and play. Caveat - my Logitech yoke system won't power it up using one of the two open usb...
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    Thanks for the sentiment - Yes I have the porch...

    Thanks for the sentiment - Yes I have the porch pirate on video. Wearing a hoodie and a covid face mask. He arrived not 15 minutes after the Fedex delivery and 4 seconds later was gone.

    The...
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    FS Flying School product

    I've just downloaded the free sample version (ALL the features but only out of KGRB airport) of this software which offers audible flight training guidance using about 40 different FS2020 aircraft...
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    I sadly AM old enough to remember when the 3...

    I sadly AM old enough to remember when the 3 digit emergency 911 phone number was created. The first commercials for it told us to dial Nine-Eleven in any emergency.

    You guessed it. They got...
  22. New "Maverick" challenges and new splash screen

    Fired up the sim to try out my new GrassMonkey King sensor and was pleased to see the new TBM(?) startup screen. Sure beats not knowing that the game is loading.

    Also did the very painless update...
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    As you wish.

    As you wish.
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    I don't think Asobo reads THIS web board? You...

    I don't think Asobo reads THIS web board? You might want to post this at the Zendesk?
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    Positioned myself at the Rapid City airport in my...

    Positioned myself at the Rapid City airport in my lovely little 415-C Ercoupe and did the prerequisite couple laps around Mt Rushmore. Great fun.
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