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    This is great news! Back in the day -...

    This is great news!

    Back in the day - wa-a-a-y back ('62) - I took my Commercial training in 140's at a flight school in Ardmore, OK. We were all so young and cocky, and did fun things like...
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    Nice video...brings back memories of flying the...

    Nice video...brings back memories of flying the visual River approach in a B-727 in the real world back in the '60s...challenging but lots of fun. Maybe you saw me from the Marriott rooftop???
  3. 24 beers in a case... 24 hours in the day......

    24 beers in a case...
    24 hours in the day...
    Coincidence??? I think not!
  4. All true, and many thanks to everyone who...

    All true, and many thanks to everyone who contributed such solid, important information.

    Besides being fun, sim flying can be a huge advantage to real world pilots, from newbie to ATP pro:...
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    Nice, Colin. Even though I'm a Colonial (i.e., an...

    Nice, Colin. Even though I'm a Colonial (i.e., an American), I am a huge Liverpool football fan so this is terrific stuff...thanks!
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    Thanks for the pix. I flew that 727 as a...

    Thanks for the pix.

    I flew that 727 as a copilot for Eastern back in the day. The early -200's were a bit sluggish compared with the -100 and were nicknamed Miss Piggy. Nonetheless, I thought the...
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    I got my Private Pilot license in a Tri-Pacer. I...

    I got my Private Pilot license in a Tri-Pacer. I can't say that I loved the airplane but it was easy to fly and I late had some interesting adventures in one. The Alabeo version is a good...
  8. Perfect landing technique, Aharon...well done....

    Perfect landing technique, Aharon...well done. The tire smoke is a bit much, and certainly not of your doing, but that's FSX for you.
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    Of course you are free to place your opinions...

    Of course you are free to place your opinions where and when you see fit. But we are also free to state our opinion that you're being a boor and a jerk!
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    I found the FSX version at...

    I found the FSX version at http://www.fs2000.org/2016/06/15/fsx-fsx-curtiss-p6-hawk/
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    Check out this Hawaiian pig:...

    Check out this Hawaiian pig: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOBRXjQutG8
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    Wonderful memories! Back in 1961 I quit college...

    Wonderful memories! Back in 1961 I quit college to learn to fly. After getting my Private Pilot License at a local airport I enrolled at American Flyers in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and flew the Cessna 140...
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    Helicopters are indeed strange but wonderful...

    Helicopters are indeed strange but wonderful beasts. I flew airplanes professionally for 20+ years and then discovered helicopters, which gave me another 20+ years of great flying. Honestly, once I...
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    Wonderful! I have both the airport and the...

    Wonderful!

    I have both the airport and the airplane and will do this soon. I flew a real world Navajo around the US back in the early '80s, including Flagstaff, AZ (KFLG); at 7014 feet, about...
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    I haven't flown rw helicopters for almost 15...

    I haven't flown rw helicopters for almost 15 years but the rules stated that, regardless of published altitude minima, you had to be able to effect a safe landing in an emergency. So, while 500' may...
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    Also using WinZip 20.0 without issues. Incomplete...

    Also using WinZip 20.0 without issues. Incomplete download does seem the most likely cause. Is it only FlightSim files that you cannot open?
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    Very nicely done. Brings back memories of a real...

    Very nicely done. Brings back memories of a real world flight I did in a Navajo in 1979, Danbury, CT, to Seattle, WA, with stops in Cheyenne, WY, and Jackson Hole, WY. Loved that airplane, and the...
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    Very nice. I flew the real thing for Eastern Air...

    Very nice. I flew the real thing for Eastern Air Lines back in the '60s. Interesting mix of old and new technology for its time. Kind of a lumbering beast but fun, especially when reversing the 2...
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    Your decision will depend in part on whether you...

    Your decision will depend in part on whether you like flying large aircraft out of big airports or smaller aircraft out of small airports. I like the latter and have become a huge Orbx fan, largely...
  20. I also noticed that your tail wheel steering has...

    I also noticed that your tail wheel steering has a decimal point in it:

    point.0 = 1, -18, 0, -2.8, 4000, 0, 0.5, .180, 0.38, 1.5, 0.345, 0, 0, 0, 140.8, 157.52

    This says that the tail wheel can...
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    I flew the DC-8-63 for Eastern Air Lines and,...

    I flew the DC-8-63 for Eastern Air Lines and, yes, we did reverse #2 & #3 in flight for a more rapid descent because that airplane has a very slippery wing and would not slow down easily, nor did it...
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    Very nice, Dan, I live in Boone, just a bit...

    Very nice, Dan,

    I live in Boone, just a bit northeast of Asheville...guess I'll have to take a spin myself...

    ~Michael
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    Welcome! Very nice work, and a wonderful price....

    Welcome! Very nice work, and a wonderful price. Looking forward to the release and wishing you much success.
  24. All good points and very accurate. I was a...

    All good points and very accurate.

    I was a professional pilot for 47 years and now fly FSX, too. I can add to the conversation that helicopters are particularly difficult in the sim for three...
  25. I've done all this quite successfully but still...

    I've done all this quite successfully but still have one unresolved issue: any link created other than using the default symlink command, or left blank, creates a link folder on the original drive...
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