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LOL i was thinking this would be fun,. has anyone tried

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This would be a fun little game.If you have a laptop that runs fs2002, and your on a flight, try to fly the same flight you are taking with an airline and see if whats out the window will match whats on ur screen.?? Or can u beat the pilot home..But then I began thinking u cant always have your pc on during the flight

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SlimDadyThat's a great idea. But until CH releases laptop yoke and pedals my stuff stys at home! ;-)By the way I recently heard some carriers are in the stage of putting satellite broadband connections on their planes. Just connect to Vatsim and your favorite real weather program. And you'll be a real back seat driver! :-)Happy Holidays

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The person who used to publish MicroWings, his name is McKAy I think used to do this a lot. He would get a lot of attention from the other passengers, as he would fly MSFS and land at the same time as the actual plane was landing. I remember reading about it on MicroWings website back in the mid 90's.

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"The problem is that they won't let you turn on the computer until 10 mins after departure though..."Just use time accel to synch your virtual flight with a known point and heading on your real one. About an hour before landing, use time accel again to establish a virtual landing and landing time. I think where this'd be the most fun would be on a transatlantic or transpacific hop. I flew transatlantic so often between '77 and '95 that I knew within 5-10 minutes when we'd be coming up on the Irish Coast or Newfoundland. I used to say to the pax next to me "Landfall" about five minute ahead of where I thought we'd finish the crossing, and you'd see him or her peering out the window. Always fooled 'em--they wondered what type of vision I had. Only flew one transpacific route, from SFO to Narita. Had to be the most boring flight I've ever taken. Except for a glimpse of the Aleutians, I never saw anything until Fuji appeared shortly before our landing in Tokyo. A laptop on that flight would have been a welcome diversion, although the flight itself was back in '92, which would have kept my options to FS4 or ATP :)-John

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