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    Thank you jgf and Cloudy !!

    Thank you jgf and Cloudy !!
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    Thank you Ragtopjohnny !

    Thank you Ragtopjohnny !
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    Thank you: mqytn & Don R.

    Thank you:
    mqytn & Don R.
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    Thank YOU Ioki ! Thank you 2 Inuss ! And U2...

    Thank YOU Ioki !
    Thank you 2 Inuss !
    And U2 StingBean !
    And you too, zswobbie1
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    Thank you !!

    Thank you !!
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    Might be of interest to some?

    Having been a real pilot [Private/Corporate/Airline - retired more than 23 years ago],
    AND a railroad engineer [part time], I've enjoyed FlightSim.Com and FS on my computer
    for years as I'm sure...
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    Well...I flew real airplanes for thirty years...

    Well...I flew real airplanes for thirty years BEFORE I flew FS :-) When I retired I said I would NEVER fly again and I haven't, but if I did, I think I could handle it
  8. 1. Will "center" tell me to change frequency and...

    1. Will "center" tell me to change frequency and contact destination tower?
    Or i need to change to it manually when I'm entering the airspace of destination port?

    Normally Center will change...
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    Well...let's see. Born/raised in Madison,...

    Well...let's see. Born/raised in Madison, Wisconsin. Spent about six months on Long Island, NY while with Eastern. Then moved to Franklin, Michigan after going with United. Transfered to Chicago...
  10. Thread: Approach Chart

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    Approach Chart

    Here's a site for the Holidayze !!

    http://ww1.jeppesen.com/documents/aviation/general/Facebook/northpolechart.pdf
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    Well, if it's a full motion sim, you'll think...

    Well, if it's a full motion sim, you'll think you're in a real airplane ! I flew the -37s for many years from both seats and naturally spent a few hours in the sims. Where are you going to do this?
  12. Thread: Cessna 195

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    Well, I only got a little less than ten hours in...

    Well, I only got a little less than ten hours in a 195, but you're right, they were fun to fly, but like all tail draggers, not fun to taxi !
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    Uh.....I assume you meant the 1st Officer ?! ...

    Uh.....I assume you meant the 1st Officer ?! Kinda hard to fly from the Engineer's seat !! The 2nd Officer is the Flight Engineer.
  14. Uh.....dspaulding.....what kind of A/C was that...

    Uh.....dspaulding.....what kind of A/C was that ?!?!
  15. Yup.....the Engineer on the Connie said [as he...

    Yup.....the Engineer on the Connie said [as he counted them] "Six Blades", and then the Captain or Co-Pilot [whoever was starting the engine] turned the Mag Switch to 'ON'. On the DC-6/7 either the...
  16. Well, I don't know 'bout that. It's been a...

    Well, I don't know 'bout that. It's been a hundred years [seems like anyway] since I 'played' with those big round engines. Not too sure I could get one started, but it'd be fun tryin' !!
  17. Hey.....careful how you refer to "MY" enignes. ...

    Hey.....careful how you refer to "MY" enignes. That's what I grew up with and flew for a living waaaaay back when !! They weren't THAT bad and not that hard to start.....IF you knew what you were...
  18. Well, I don't mean to be bragging or anything,...

    Well, I don't mean to be bragging or anything, but my first 'forced' landing came during my FIRST hour of dual in a Piper Super Cruiser. My instructor merely said, "OK, your engine just quit [he...
  19. Wonder of they can get the engine re-started ?!?!...

    Wonder of they can get the engine re-started ?!?! :D
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    Well, I've no doubt written this many times B4...

    Well, I've no doubt written this many times B4 but.....I'm just glad I'm outta [real world] aviation.
    Except for FS of course, which I get into every now and then.
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    Well, the only reason I'd wanna be wrong is for...

    Well, the only reason I'd wanna be wrong is for the sake of those who might suffer because of the way I feel.
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    Well, maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I kinda...

    Well, maybe I'm just old fashioned, but I kinda like the idea where pilots actually FLY their aircraft and know what to do when things go wrong rather than relying 99.9% on some computer to take care...
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    Well, Nels, when I first started on this Forum a...

    Well, Nels, when I first started on this Forum a hundred years ago [ !! ] I WAS Skyking, but somehow during a 'meltdown' of the Forum, I was unable to use it after the start-up and came up with...
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    Well, I only flew their [Eastern] Connies in the...

    Well, I only flew their [Eastern] Connies in the Shuttle service out of NYC. I guess the transition to the jet age was inevitable, but I would've preferred to stay with the props. But, I guess I'm...
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    Pilot Profile: Slylab

    Okay.....here's MY story:

    1st flight early 1950's on a Capital Airlines DC-3 from Traverse City, Michigan to Chicago Midway. It was early June and I think they flew through EVER T-storm there was...
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