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For some reason, no road map/atlas I have lists/names most towns in UK the way 2k2 does. Froinstance, my map may say "X" but 2k2 calls it "Y". Very confusing having to use Lat/Long charts to know "usual" name of town I'm landing at; wild guess at where taking off from. Is there a map anywhere that uses all the same names?

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AndyWhy would anyone want to invade the UK? They would trip over the miles of speed cameras on the roads,choke on the taxes, expire at the fuel costs, suffer congestion with congestion,probably get beaten up by football hooligans, have little men sticking parking tickets on their transport wherever they stopped......potential invaders???? Where?:-) Peter

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I have a pet theory that Bin Laden was once a Traffic Warden here in London.How else could he have learnt to be so evil? ;) Toni.

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Hi Peter (and all)I wish you could get this message across to our lovely little Mr Blair (you know the guy I mean, that cuddly little glove-puppet who seems to have taken over from Sooty these days). I keep thinking, why doesn't Saddam Hussein just make a public speech along the lines of "You conceited little twerp, Blair, whatever makes you think that I would be remotely interested in letting off nukes (if I had them!?!) or chemical weapons in your country? I've got better things to do with myself thanks!" ...But wait a minute, what about the hordes of invaders we get from Sangat ... they must know something about dear old blighty, like how to avoid paying the taxes or the parking tickets:-lolBy the way, in answer to the original question, the reply you got was not far off the mark. Many of our airfields were named after the little villages that got obliterated to make way for them, in many cases during the 39-45 war. You'll have trouble locating quite a few of them with any atlas or gazeteer unless it includes the airfield names. But then again, how is one meant to find JFK if you don't know where it is?CheersGerrish

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Ok, the villages aren't there any more. I can buy that :-) (Gee, this is just like the 1400's: get to make my own map!)(JFK easy to find: just pull gun on co-pilot :-): get fighter escort.)

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Oi! We've got plenty of villages left. Just take off every time from Middle Wallop, fly VFR over Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water, Morton-in-the-Marsh and Ashton-under-Hill and land at Lower Piddle or somewhere. How can you get lost with those directions?Mark "Dark Moment" Beaumonthttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitak.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/reds.htmlhttp://www.swiremariners.com/cxkaitakv3.jpg

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Hi Lizardo,I suppose the simple answer is buy a UK VFR Flight Guide if you wish to attempt to track place names to airport/airfields as shown in FS 2002.But remember we reserve the right to change the names after you have purchased the flight guide and without telling Bill $ Gates or your head man Bush, just a precaution you understand. If anyone starts to lob missiles our way and targeted at Hinton in the Hedge, for example, by changeing its name to say Piddle in the Bog then when the missile lands in wil do no damage to Hinton in the Hedge because due to a quick name change thats not what it is called. I agree Piddle in the Bog would be damaged somewhat but Hinton in the Hedge would be spared. Clever eh???. Ah well back to digging the trenches..........Peter (EGNV)

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No wonder Ceasar gave up. haha. You're quite right of course, a chart is much cheaper than the paper and ink and time to print out a very mediocre map. And then too, I could be "officially" lost ;-)...maybe show up on page 3 of The Sun or something being "found". :-)

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Lizardo,I drive around a lot and often on that island and always have managed to find my way back to Holland in spite of all the above mentioned trickery... (now you know why they call me Navman ;-) ). Just goes to show you should not worry about the names and stick to VFR and compass, you'll be fine :-lol :-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm|Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:www.avsim.com/vfr_center/mainpages/vfr_flights_main_page.htm]VFR Flight Center]"Looking Good Outside"[/td][/tr][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose2.gif[/td][tr][/table]________________________Francois A. "Navman" DumasAssociate Editor &Forums AdministratorAVSIM Online![/bemail: fdumas@avsim.com________________________

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I dunno..I heard a rumor it was when they put Lucas electrics on their chariots.

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Ah, yes.... isn't that the famous question?? Was Hadrian's wall built to keep the Romans out of Scotland or the Scots out of England??? If they'd have had internet at that time and seen your sig, they would surely not have stopped at Newcastle :-lol :-lol :-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm|Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:www.avsim.com/vfr_center/mainpages/vfr_flights_main_page.htm]VFR Flight Center]"Looking Good Outside"[/td][/tr][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose2.gif[/td][tr][/table]________________________Francois A. "Navman" DumasAssociate Editor &Forums AdministratorAVSIM Online![/bemail: fdumas@avsim.com________________________

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I always thought the idea was to extend the wall so that the Dutch were kept out of Scotland, but they hit a bit of a snag when they got to the beach and discovered the North Sea.....;) Toni.

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LOL !! Are you kiddin'!!?? The Dutch and the Scots are related.... some of the fishermen from both countries spoke some sort of dialect with each other that no one else could understand ! :-)As for the Romans... we had the water to stop them.... didn't really do us much good with the Vikings though.... :-lol But it worked wonders against the 'Spaniards'.... Ain't history fun ? :-) :-outta Francois :-wave[table border=0 cellpadding=10 cellspacing=0][tr][td valign=bottom" align="center]"At home in the wild"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:avsim.com/alaska/alaska_052.htm|Don's Alaskan Bush Charters]"Beavers Lead the Way"[/td][td valign=bottom" align="center][link:www.avsim.com/vfr_center/mainpages/vfr_flights_main_page.htm]VFR Flight Center]"Looking Good Outside"[/td][/tr][tr][td valign=top" align="center]http://avsim.com/hangar/air/bfu/logo70.gif[/td][td valign="top" align="left" colspan=2]http://www.fssupport.com/images/moose2.gif[/td][tr][/table]________________________Francois A. "Navman" DumasAssociate Editor &Forums AdministratorAVSIM Online![/bemail: fdumas@avsim.com________________________

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