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    Back in the days of FS-2004 I created this fictional airport in the northeastern US, and then upgraded it to FSX, and have since brought into P3D as well. I fly into it tons, it's become really my second home.

    And it was just recently that I realized the it's in a position where I could go from there and make a quick trip to Boston and beyond.

    It's only been 15+ years...

    Sigh.
    Spent way too much time using these sims...
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    sigh, indeed...

    I took up Flight Simulator with FS4 about 1991 and bought every version through FSX, then P3D v2 and v3. Along the way I also had ATP (Airline transport Pilot), F-14 Tomcat - Fleet Defender, CFS3, Flight Unlimited and EF2000. In FS4 I made a 64k scenery for my hometown (Memphis) and another for West Tennessee that joined a downloaded version of Nashville.

    I didn't do any more scenery work until FS9, when I made a fictional runway for the Bonneville Salt Flats just across the highway from Wendover, Utah. I rebuilt it for FSX and still fly it today in all my current sims (FSX, P3d 2.5 and P3d 3.3).

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    Awesome. I guess I'm thinking, two weeks until the new flightsim is out, and all this time I never ever paid attention to this silly fact.
    Spent way too much time using these sims...
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    I am among those who have NOT pre-purchased and may not buy it for many months. It lacks too many core FSX features that I am unwilling to give up. Our multiplayer group flies FSX, P3d v2, and P3d v5. We will not transition until connectivity between the sims is assured... if ever - that's up to Asobo and MS and the coding/features they choose to include.

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    I've flown every version since FS1.0 (1984). But I'm through chasing rainbows. FSX is the end of the line for me..........Doug
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    I got FS4.0, but I really didn't get into it until FS95. I subsequently have had FS98, FS2000, still have FS2002, FS2004, FSX, and then went to X-Plane 11.

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    Started around 1985, give or take a year.Think it was called Sub-Logic or something like that. I remember heading south from KORD to look at any scenery. Only thing visible was green until I reached the Gulf of Mexico, then blue..

    In one of the later versions I spent oodles of time trying to improve KMSY, my home town field where I briefly worked for the National Weather Service. Created buildings, improved ramps, added fuel storage tanks, etc. Even closed most of it in with page-wire fence. What a waste of time. I think all it did was give me crummier frame rates. Should have used that time reading some Tolstoy novels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by W2DR View Post
    I've flown every version since FS1.0 (1984). But I'm through chasing rainbows. FSX is the end of the line for me..........Doug
    Very cool Doug! Congrats! I started with FS 4.0. Please check out my new trailer on the history of Flight Simulator. Should trigger some great memories. Really enjoying the research and putting this together!

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    Quote Originally Posted by budreiser View Post
    Started around 1985, give or take a year.Think it was called Sub-Logic or something like that. I remember heading south from KORD to look at any scenery. Only thing visible was green until I reached the Gulf of Mexico, then blue..

    In one of the later versions I spent oodles of time trying to improve KMSY, my home town field where I briefly worked for the National Weather Service. Created buildings, improved ramps, added fuel storage tanks, etc. Even closed most of it in with page-wire fence. What a waste of time. I think all it did was give me crummier frame rates. Should have used that time reading some Tolstoy novels.
    Yes it was SubLogic! Check out the video in my signature!
    My latest video at The Flight Level - Dangerous Landings - Lukla, Nepal
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    Quote Originally Posted by plainsman View Post
    I got FS4.0, but I really didn't get into it until FS95. I subsequently have had FS98, FS2000, still have FS2002, FS2004, FSX, and then went to X-Plane 11.
    Blueprint of my timeline plus switching to X-Plane. I’ll be going to FS2020 but also keeping X-Plane.
    My latest video at The Flight Level - Dangerous Landings - Lukla, Nepal
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