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...I was driving down the highway this evening headed for biz in Washington D.C. (via RT50 west from the Maryland Eastern Shore). There is a very small airport (Freeway Airport I believe, WOO) 90 degrees to the highway... at the end, and right next to the road, I spotted the wind sock... then it happened..

 

 

I actually looked down at my cars dash board, looking for the HSI... and began to reach for the heading bug to match it with the direction of the sock!!

 

Of course I LMAO at my total "automatic pilot" reaction.

 

 

Maybe time for a flying break!

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I knew I was simming a lot (never too much!) when:

 

I would do a walk around of my car before driving from home.

I had airport official vehicle drive from the control tower to me because I was arousing so much suspicion spotting.

I got approcahed by the police for spotting airliners from behind a bush.

Someone called the police on me when I was stading under the threshold of Gatwick's runway 26L at 5.30am waiting for the arrival of a Virgin Atlantic flight I had tracked all the way over the Atlantic.

I dreamed about visiting destinations on places I had flown in in FS.

I could spend a whole week in a hotel next to an airport going to the terminal every day and watching planes from near the runway.

I would cycle two hours there and two hours back just to visit an airport.

 

That's it I think!

 

I wish I was as into FS now as I was a few years ago. Happy times!

 

Many thanks.

 

Pierre

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How did you explain your spotting to officials... I've always wondered about that.. do they make you leave?

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You know you are siming too much when you are driving and you put your hand on the volume knob on the car radio thinking it is a Cessna throttle to adjust your power settings...LOL

 

Cheers

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You know you are siming too much when you are driving and you put your hand on the volume knob on the car radio thinking it is a Cessna throttle to adjust your power settings...LOL

 

Cheers

 

LOLOLOLOL!

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You know you are siming too much when you are driving and you put your hand on the volume knob on the car radio thinking it is a Cessna throttle to adjust your power settings...LOL

 

Cheers

 

Or when you park your car and go to the trunk looking for some wheel chocks.

 

Or you start referring to your car using the license plate numbers like an N number. "Honey, I am going to take Three Niner One Eight Zero out for a spin, be back in a minute."

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On Monday, on the second leg of a long, real life journey from Singapore to Warsaw, via Amsterdam, looking out the window of a LOT EMB175, I found myself thinking, 'wow, these clouds look pretty realistic' - just for a second, and I was very tired :biggrin:

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You know you are siming too much when you are driving and you put your hand on the volume knob on the car radio thinking it is a Cessna throttle to adjust your power settings...LOL

 

Cheers

 

Something similar actually happened to me. I had a PPL before I had a driver's licence. First driving lesson I had, I somehow switched back into pilot mode and tried to take a right-hand bend by depressing the right pedal. Instructor not amused; thankfully no damage done other than to my self-esteem.

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Think I realised I may have a slight problem when I bought a 4x4 purely because it has a artificial horizon, altimeter and compass.. Have yet to find a use for them! It even has a button that says A/THR and gives the engine a boost :)

 

 

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Think I realised I may have a slight problem when I bought a 4x4 purely because it has a artificial horizon, altimeter and compass.. Have yet to find a use for them! It even has a button that says A/THR and gives the engine a boost :)

 

Wow, that's something. I can see a use for an altimeter and compass, but an artificial horizon? Gotta get some cruise control for yourself, next best thing to an auto-pilot...

 

Ró.

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Apparently a lot of people out here go dune surfing in there 4x4's it basically consists of driving out in the desert and finding huge sand dunes to drive on at weird angles.

 

I enjoy quad biking out here in the desert but dont think driving at a 30 degree angle in a massive 4x4 out in the middle of nowhere is a smart move :)

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hehe, which is pretty much why I had to have it :)

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The artificial horizon on a 4X4 is to measure how steep a grade of a hill you are climbing, descending or traversing so you don't go over the limit and roll the truck over.

 

If you don't off road to that extreme you will never need it really.

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I found myself thinking, 'wow, these clouds look pretty realistic'

 

LOL... I've looked at sunsets, and wanted to take pictures of em just to compare them side by side to REX-E. Thats a great one.

 

First driving lesson I had, I somehow switched back into pilot mode and tried to take a right-hand bend by depressing the right pedal.

 

AH! This kind of thing happens to me all the time! I drive allot of vehicles, and always get my mussel memories mixed up. Had a truck with the key on the left side pannel, and even though I, and the company, no longer have keys on the left side... damed if I don't always reach for that side.

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Sometimes, when I'm driving, I'll turn my head (to do something like check my blindspot) in exactly the same way that I do when I'm wearing my TrackIR cap ... and wonder why my point-of-view doesn't change that much. :biggrin:

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