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    Hi djtnm...

    Hi djtnm, good to hear. There's nothing wrong with FS2002, it's a good sim, and as you found, dirt cheap and available. I also have the box, CDs in pristine condition. (And also the box, CDs in...
  2. I've found all information replies in this thread...

    I've found all information replies in this thread very informative. (Am only messing with the Cessna 172 for now, but desire is to graduate up to airliner stuff someday, so the complex replies...
  3. Common sense applies as well as regulations. I...

    Common sense applies as well as regulations. I only learnt to fly a Blanik glider, and the golden rule drummed into me was 'height is safety', given no engine. Of course, you can turn at any time,...
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    See YouTube video...

    See YouTube video of Captain Jacobson explaining it. Very entertaining video including his description of his career.
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    Well Jim Hall, very interesting history. I too...

    Well Jim Hall, very interesting history. I too have a 16ft Hartley sailboat in my back yard. I look wistfully at it and sigh "Gotta get that out on the water soon" but it doesn't move, is just an...
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    Birthday greetings Nels (we're the same age...

    Birthday greetings Nels (we're the same age currently, 66). For everyone, he seems to 'hide his light under a bushell'! So for those that might have missed it or haven't heard him, see his 25th...
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    NavyDoc, I concur with everything Napamule says....

    NavyDoc, I concur with everything Napamule says. 'Don't delay, fly today!' And it's easy once you get a basic setup, the tutorials build into the software will teach you everything, starting from...
  8. Thread: Spoilt for choice

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    As you can see ' P O Prune', the jury is still...

    As you can see ' P O Prune', the jury is still out re MSFS, some have no probs, others do. Given you've got your trusty WinXP box with FS2004 on it, why not just continue to use it. I do. And no need...
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    Nice looking ship, nice pics.

    Nice looking ship, nice pics.
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    There are many gurus in this forum who are very...

    There are many gurus in this forum who are very advanced (in tech, but also in age like us! But I'm only a youngster at 66!) who will give you good advice. Don't rule out using older software, which...
  11. Thread: Spoilt for choice

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    Hi 'P O Prune'. Given your simple needs, if you...

    Hi 'P O Prune'. Given your simple needs, if you have already FS2004 perhaps that suffices. What is/was the problem with it re Windows? (I use FS2002, and recently when my PC had issues, I moved the...
  12. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    The actual aircraft is on free permanent display...

    The actual aircraft is on free permanent display at Brisbane International Airport, 'Kingsford Smith Memorial'. Have visited it a few times. Charles Kingsford-Smith called it 'the old bus'.
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    Ah yes lnuss, the pelican ('I can if you can...

    Ah yes lnuss, the pelican ('I can if you can pelican'). My favourite bird. I call them the jumbo jet (747) of the skies. What wonderful soaring birds (and definitely in the 'heavy' class). Have...
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    Well, my 5c. Whilst I'm a complete novice...

    Well, my 5c. Whilst I'm a complete novice compared to the esteemed folk on this site who have thousands of hours of flight time, my memory I'll take to my grave was in the Blanik glider, solo, in the...
  15. Very good points lnuss. Yep, of course, before...

    Very good points lnuss. Yep, of course, before one can even try one's hand at a circuit, the fundamentals of an aircraft's controls, the air surfaces, need to be mastered. All this complexity is what...
  16. navigation fundamentals - the simple stuff: situational awareness

    Whilst this forum seems to be mostly about getting software working well including FS2020 (MFS), thought might be good to post a thread for new pilots. As many of us say, and sometimes forget, then...
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    Back in the saddle again. Can now try Wood's material.

    Yahoo!!! 'Back in the saddle again' after months of no flying. So now can try the Charles Wood's material.
  18. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Back in the saddle again

    Yahoo!!! My Xmas present to self is what I know many of us experience, dead equipment - after hours of research on the Internet (thank God for it, and YouTube videos etc.), just now was able to get...
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    Just looked at Charles Wood's 'Flight Simulator...

    Just looked at Charles Wood's 'Flight Simulator Navigation' website (what a great facility is that Way Back Machine, thanks Tom for the link). It's the nav training Cessna, on the other page via the...
  20. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Same to you and yours plainsman. Seeing you...

    Same to you and yours plainsman. Seeing you posted this in FS02 forum, I presume the screenshot is from FS02? Am planning to spend today trying to get audio back working on my WinXP FS02 setup and if...
  21. Thread: Merry Christmas

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    Thanks Dom, same to you and yours. Very classy...

    Thanks Dom, same to you and yours. Very classy ad. Amazing how they did all those props and things, must have cost them a heap. (Wonder how they created all those old internal Heathrow airport...
  22. Hi borisvp. Just interested, I take it then that...

    Hi borisvp. Just interested, I take it then that FS2004 (FS9) can still connect with VATSIM via Swift. Any news/idea how long VATSIM's Swift will continue to support FS9? Am a FS2002 user but might...
  23. Interesting review, very informative.

    Interesting review, very informative.
  24. Just finished reading Shawn Weigelt's review of...

    Just finished reading Shawn Weigelt's review of the X-Plane Cirrus addon. In his Conclusion is this cautionary para: "For whatever reason, vFlyteAir products are surprisingly resource heavy. I don't...
  25. Hi Bert, throwing in my 5 cents from Aussie, very...

    Hi Bert, throwing in my 5 cents from Aussie, very admirable for 'Uncle Bert' to be doing what you and the family are doing. Sounds like your nephew is the pilot type - calm, quite etc. And yes, the...
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