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BobK

Alas... they do not like us (PS1 post)

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http://aerowinx.com/forum.cgi/noframes/read/2089#2089I own all the PS1 products and all the FS products (from FS5 at least). PS1 was/is great, I learned a great deal, however I still view it as being like a 'seminar on 747-400 systems'. Yes - fun to go throught it all, but flying it on a daily basis? I don't know, it just never clicked for me I guess.Again, just and FYI

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And so I put in my two cents there.... :)Personally, I like using flight simulators to replicate the type of real flying I prefer. Which in it's basics is all "eye candy". I love mountain flight & would like to get into more "backcountry" bush type flying which involves less than well paved airstrips; but beautiful country seldom seen by most. I've also enjoyed aeobatics in the past, which I like to manuver through on simulators. If my interest was soley "big airliners" then that's the way my simulating might be; however, it's not! There will always be those, who equate flight to intsruments and failure modes, but it goes far beyond that. To insinuate that MS2004 is just eye candy for armchair pilots is "simple minded". Just as a PC simulator can be used to produce a commercial cockpit for training, it can also be a valuable source for simulated flight to unknown airports, becoming familiar with panels, and of course IFR training. MSFS is very worthwhile for the items I've mentioned and much more.L.Adamson

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..and how many REAL pilots jsut stare at the instruments for the entire flight? You HAVE to look out the window SOME time! That's why we fly in the first place, isn't it? :)

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>..and how many REAL pilots jsut stare at the instruments for>the entire flight? You HAVE to look out the window SOME time!Hehe, last time I was on a 747 flightdeck, we couldn't see out of the window - it was obscured by the Capts. broadsheet newspaper!Cheers,Paulhttp://www.strontiumdog.plus.com/sbird.jpgOfficially licenced by British Airways plc for use of name and logo

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I'll admit, I do use those long (sim) flights to catch up on my reading. But I'm still sitting at the controls. Okay, okay - sometimes there's a ballgame or something on too. :)

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