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I finally bit and Purchased X-plane 9 after following the long thread "I tried X-plane". Their is much to like about this sim and I am finding the overall look to be more realistic than FSX (IMO) and the weather is more accurate with far superior overcast conditions than I can obtain in FSX even with ASX. One thing I am dissapointed in is everytime reload a saved situation in X-plane, it always places me back on the ground at the closest airport to where I saved. Is there any way to save a flight so that it starts in flight exactly where you left off ? My sim time is very limited and sometimes I must complete a flight in multiple sessions. This is a big problem for me with X-plane. Hopefully there is a work around--or perhaps I am just doing something wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Martin

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I finally bit and Purchased X-plane 9 after following the long thread "I tried X-plane". Their is much to like about this sim and I am finding the overall look to be more realistic than FSX (IMO) and the weather is more accurate with far superior overcast conditions than I can obtain in FSX even with ASX. One thing I am dissapointed in is everytime reload a saved situation in X-plane, it always places me back on the ground at the closest airport to where I saved. Is there any way to save a flight so that it starts in flight exactly where you left off ? My sim time is very limited and sometimes I must complete a flight in multiple sessions. This is a big problem for me with X-plane. Hopefully there is a work around--or perhaps I am just doing something wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Martin
Hi Martin,there is one quirk (you might call it a bug) in X-Plane: Whenever you change aircraft, it will place you on the ground at the nearest airport. So if you are in plane A and the situation you are trying to load is containing a flight in plane B it will slam you to the nearest airport. Workaround: Just load the situation one more time, and you will find yourself in the air!Hope this helped, Jan

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Hi Martin,there is one quirk (you might call it a bug) in X-Plane: Whenever you change aircraft, it will place you on the ground at the nearest airport. So if you are in plane A and the situation you are trying to load is containing a flight in plane B it will slam you to the nearest airport. Workaround: Just load the situation one more time, and you will find yourself in the air!Hope this helped, Jan
Hi Jan,Thanks for the quick reply. That is great news to me. The workaround is actually not all that bad as X-plane loads so much faster than FSX that I can probably load the situation twice in less time than loading one flight in FSX.RegardsMartin

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Hi Martin,glad to be of assistance. I guess dumping you to the next airport when changing airplanes is a design-decision by Austin. In MSFS you can switch airplanes in midflight, this is convinient, if not that realistic. So I can live with the necessity to land first before switching aircraft - but when you load a saved flight (or situation, as they are called in X-Plane) you shouldn

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