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Guest danowat

Hi All,I always find it interesting to see how others use their sim, so I thought it would be interesting to see where, and how, people fly using their sims.Being from the UK, I mainly fly in Europe, using Sheceduled routes.By "GA" style routes I mean anything that would fall into a "Scheduled" route catagoryHow do YOU fly?.A) Mainly in North America (inc Canada), using scheduled routes.A1) Mainly in North America (inc Canada), flying "GA" style routes.:( Mainly in Europe, ScheduledB1) Mainly in Europe, GAC) Mainly in South America (inc Caribbean), ScheduledC1) Mainly in South America (inc Caribbean), GAD) Mainly in Asia or Africa, ScheduledD1) Mainly in Asia or Africa, GAE) Mainly in Oceania (Australia, NZ), ScheduledE1) Mainly in Oceania (Australia, NZ), GAF) Mainly in Far East (Japan, China), ScheduledF1) Mainly in Far East (Japan, China), GADan.

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Guest shanwick

I'm in Norway for the winter months flying the Dreamfleet Archer. Currently at Fornebu near the border with Sweden working my way up to the Arctic circle. I will return to the UK some time during late March or early April.David

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Guest ThrottleUp

I actually sit down with an atlas and choose where Im gonna fly next. http://www.nextgenerationrecords.co.uk/boa...con_redface.gifSo Im all over the place. I'll do a hop from Stockholm-Helsinki & then hop in a Japan Coast Guard YS-11 to patrol the seas outside Tokyo looking for lobster smugglers to torpedo. http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contri...y/corkysm20.gif

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Guest panda234

It's never the same. Got a nice Jamaican Air 727 repaint the other day, so downloaded a few Caribbean sceneries and was a Jamaican Air pilot for a few days. Or a nice small airport scenery download might motivate my to pull the MAAM DC-3 out of the hangar for a few flights while I fly cargo in and out of small airports. And then I have my stock favourite flights (CYVR CYYC) where I'll vary aircraft and weather conditions. Never the same, hehe. But I'm sure I'll get some great ideas from this post! :-)billg

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Guest bobsk8

I fly an ATR-72 Turboprop and was wondering where would be some good places in Norway and Sweden to fly to with about a 4000 foot runway that offer some nice scenery?

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Guest wathomas777

Recently, I've been on a US East coast binge.I have added detailed airports for KBOS, KLGA, and KDCA and fly the short hops between (air shuttle flights) They are ideal since they are all short, and fairly dense scenery wise. I use these routes to try and tweak FS9 to the settings that I can "live" with to minimize stutter and frame rate drop. Once I have it set, I then can fly anywhere else in the world and be assured of a satisfactory flight. When I am in the mood for GA, I usually stick to my old stomping grounds out of Renton Washington (KRNT), or my current stomping grounds Huntsville Alabama (KHSV).

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Guest shanwick

>I fly an ATR-72 Turboprop and was wondering where would be>some good places in Norway and Sweden to fly to with about a>4000 foot runway that offer some nice scenery? BobYou will find over 50 excellent, freeware Norweigan airports here:http://www.flightsim.no/norway/Try the approach into Hovden - approach is straight down a fjord then bank left 90 degs. You have about 30 seconds to line up and land :-eek David

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I use scheduled airline routes in North America when using the PMDG 737. I tend to hit the Caribbean in the winter because it helps me make it through these New England winters where I live :-) For turboprop and the Aero Commander, I just go where ever; exploring smaller airports in the US. I also use a regional jet which during the winters for fun, I recreate the charter flights that the local basketball team (UConn women) take. Have to fly them back from Pittsburgh today ;-) Mike

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Usually, the decision for me centers around what I want to fly. That is of course based on how much free time I have available as well. If I pick a commercial airliner, I am going to fly a real-world route in the US or Caribbean. For GA flights, I go anywhere, but I prefer to have some interesting scenery along the way. Probably 90%+ of the time I am centered in North America or the Caribbean (A, A1, C, C1). The reason is mostly the availability of free charts for most airports in the US. I wish I had more time to explore other areas of the world, but there just are never enough hours in the day.

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Guest CYYJ1968

Recently, all my flights have been in the superb Wings of Power P-51, taking off from bases in southern England, heading over the Channel and into France, the Low Countries and north-western Germany.More generally, my flights are almost invariably in GA a/c in and around British Columbia and Washington state, New England and multi-leg cross-country flights around Japan. I also enjoy tremendously bush flying in and around FSAddon's excellent Misty Fjords scenery package.

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I'm an A1 kind of flyer, Dan. Now, how I decide where to fly within that A1 region is an entirely different beast!

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Guest ssurjap

A - although there is not set time. I'm a member of a Virtual Cargo company (see my signature :)). We have routes, but no set time. If I feel like it, I'll also fly to other destinations (including Europe).

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Hi,Like David suggest, you should download the Norway airport package.The following airports have a nice and/or challenging approach:ENHV - HonningsvagENOV - HovdenENSD - AndaENRA - RosvollHave fun

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PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 PMDG 737 US east/west coast 80%Australia 15%Europe 5%on Vatsim 100%:(

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hmm, hard to say.Looking at my log from the last year or so (it does go back for 5 years...) it shows flights literally all over the world but most densely in the US PNW, Caribbean, and central Europe.That's for all flights in my log, so all aircraft categories.At the moment I mostly busy myself with endurance trips, taking aircraft around the world or on long distance tours (with multiple stops) with a set objective.They're also mainly prop and turboprop driven aircraft lately but the occasional jet does make an appearance.

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Guest Pabra

Living in europe it's mostly B but also fly A for nostalgic reasons as fs started in USA and so did my hobby 20 years ago.

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Guest ponyboy

It's actually been a bit rainy in Southern California as of late so right now I am in the Pacific Islands (Fiji) exploring them on my way to Australia for some Outback bush flying. Been able to put my heavies to work also crossing the Pacific. Lot's of fun pulling out the travel guides as I explore and add sceneries as I go along.

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Usually in the Hawaiian Islands, or to Hawaii, or mainland US/Canada sched flights, with the occasional hop to the Caribbean in winter months. Most is all in jet aircraft, but if I feel my instrument procedures are getting rusty I'll fire up the FSD Hoe and shoot a few Circling NDB approaches in the soup.Chris

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>Hi All,>>I always find it interesting to see how others use their sim,>so I thought it would be interesting to see where, and how,>people fly using their sims.>Being from the UK, I mainly fly in Europe, using Sheceduled>routes.>By "GA" style routes I mean anything that would fall into a>"Scheduled" route catagory>>How do YOU fly?.>>A) Mainly in North America (inc Canada), using scheduled>routes.>A1) Mainly in North America (inc Canada), flying "GA" style>routes.>>:( Mainly in Europe, Scheduled>B1) Mainly in Europe, GA>>C) Mainly in South America (inc Caribbean), Scheduled>C1) Mainly in South America (inc Caribbean), GA>>D) Mainly in Asia or Africa, Scheduled>D1) Mainly in Asia or Africa, GA>>E) Mainly in Oceania (Australia, NZ), Scheduled>E1) Mainly in Oceania (Australia, NZ), GA>>F) Mainly in Far East (Japan, China), Scheduled>F1) Mainly in Far East (Japan, China), GA>>Dan.I am type B, A1)

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Guest Kingair315

Around the world 5 times, now working on the sixth. Between these trips, mostly in the US, but when finished, plan to fly periods of time in individual countries. Like before begining this flight, flew around the shoreline of Austrailia in a Waco. Just landing in any open field when I needed gas. Picking up my gas at farms, etc. ;-) Like to make flights for current events. Like chasing a Hurricane, flying in the eye of the storm, and out. Once tried to go through the wall in a Kingair, and it rolled me upside down. Had to fly that way until regaining control, roll upright, then circle to climb out of the eye. Ive been to 47 out of 52 US National Parks in real life, so love to fly back to them bringing back the memories. Like hiking on a trail in Yosemite, following a Doe and Fawn from about 12' away, for 20 minutes. Then a bunch of young people coming down the trail singing, scared them off. Standing watching a heard of dear and taking pictures. Sitting at one park bench, watching a black bear slowly walking along sniffing the ground looking for food, et. al.. Flying VFR now with American Data Roads, streams, railroads, $14.95 from http://FSgenesis.net For the first time, I could follow the railroad tracks from Fullerton, to Albuquerque NM... The route Amtrak took in several trips I made to VT. Flying VFR, following roads to Vegas, Yuma Az, Solvang, Yosemite, Following the Colorado River from the source, into Mexico. Following the River from Portland to the source, then over to the Salt River in Utah, and downriver into AZ, and Mexico. Tooo many other places to mention that Ive gone to on my motorcycle. Some years have ridden up to 67,000 miles, one trip 12,732 miles in seven weeks taking 2800+ pictures with a digital camera . . . its great to be retired. Bob

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Guest ponyboy

Hey KingAir315,How do you like your American Data add-on? Do you have the full package with the roads or are you mixing yours with USA roads? I prefer the USA roads over American Data's but I would luv to see a snapshot of how the railroads and rivers look if you have a moment.

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Guest bobsk8

>Hi,>>Like David suggest, you should download the Norway airport>package.>The following airports have a nice and/or challenging>approach:>>ENHV - Honningsvag>ENOV - Hovden>ENSD - Anda>ENRA - Rosvoll>>Have fun>Well I downloaded the airports, but didn't install them yet, but I decided to try a flight in Norway today anyway, in my ATR. Took of from ENRA which was rather exciting since the runway, if I recall correctly was less than 4,000 feet ( like maybe way less). I stood on the brakes, and applied TO power and managed to rotate just as we crossed the red end lights. I flew North to ENDU which I believe it said was a military base. Great scenery along the way, even at 23,000 feet. Snow covered mountains and lakes and fiords as far as the eye could see. As I started the approach to rwy 28 at ENDU, the sun started to set and the sunset effects and the clouds in Active Sky were out of this world. Greased it on at ENDU and pulled off the runway in time to see a 737 Airline (BraAthens ASA ) taxiing for the active ( courtesy of Ultimate Traffic ) Great flight, and can't wait to get those airports installed.

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