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My aircraft clock is always off by two hours from my computer clock, and I always have to go in and reset the aircraft clock. I have reset the aircraft clock and then saved the flight as my default flight but this has not helped. Is their some way to cure this?Chuck

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Surely their is someone out their with a solution to this problem.Chuck

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Hi Chuck,Where do you live ?Is it possible that the time offset is due to a Time Zone difference ?Alastair

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Chuck,It may be to do with the way you start FS2004. I suggest you load it so that the "Create Flight" screen is visible. That will show you your current system time adjusted for your time zone. For example I've just loaded FS2004 and Selected Time and Season shows 04/04/2005 19:22. GMT is one hour behind of British Summer Time.I see you're in Texas so by my reckoning you're 6 hours behind GMT. Where this 2 hours difference is coming from I don't know.You need to make a couple of changes...1. Load FS2004 and from the menu select Options / Settings / General. Ensure System Time is chosen. Now close FS2004.2. Open FS9.CFG and find the [sTARTUP] section. Enter or amend this line... SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN =1. Save and close FS9.CFG.When you next startup FS2004 you should be presented with the "Create Flight" screen and you can check the curent date/time and either load an existing light or create a new one. That should solve the problem.Cheers,

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I am in Texas in the central time zone. When I open FS9 the startup screen shows the same time which is displayed on my computer. The problem is the default airport is Seattle and the time their should be two hours earlier. If I move the aircraft to Houston, Texas the clock jumps ahead two hours and as a result is it is still two hours ahead of the actual time for that location.Chuck

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Chuck,Did my suggestion below work? I can't reproduce your problem. Have you installed the 9.1 patch?Cheers,

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I checked the cfg. file and I already have the line SHOW_OPENING_SCREEN=1. I am opening FS9 in the Create Flight screen. I realize at that point I can go in and change the time to the correct time but was hoping to find a cure for this problem and have FS9 operate the way it should. I am running ver. 9.1 and my OS is XP professional. Seems awfully strange that no matter what airport I go to in the world the clock in the aircraft (default or ad on) is two hours ahead of the time at the airport I am at. Guess I am just going to have to live with the inconvience.Thanks Chuck

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I don't know if this is related, but I have time problems with every change from daylight to standard time, and visa versa...IE: we changed to daylight time, this past weekend. Now, windows seemed to change instantly...But...When I fired up the sim, I was still a 6 hour difference from GMT, which in daylight time, I should have dropped to a 5 hour difference. But it didn't.What I found to be the problem, is the time setup of the "startup" flight you use. IE: My previous startup flight was using "standard time". When I loaded the sim under the new daylight time, it would still use the old standard time offset from GMT. Now for the meat...How to fix...I think you could use the previous posted method and I think it'll work, but I have a 2nd solution, if you want to keep the same startup flight. What ya do is load the sim, using your normal "messed up" startup flight. Now, exit the sim, and in doing so, it will save that flight as the "previous flight". Now, go back and reload the sim again. Then, go into the flight menu,and load the "previous flight".You will see that you are in the same startup flight, but!!!, the timezone is now correct, as it relates to GMT. In the central time zone, you should see a 5 hour offset from GMT, in the summer, under daylight savings time. Now, after making sure all is actually fixed, save the flight as yournew startup flight. You can use the same flight name , and overwrite the same one you used...Now, all should be fixed. When you load the sim, the time should be correct. Myself, being as I run into this with every time change, I'm thinking about keeping both a winter, and summer, startup flight for my "home"airport...When we change back to standard this fall, I'll change my startup flight back to the winter version. MK

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ChuckIt must be just you and I that have this problem. When I start FS in the Create screen, the local and GMT times are proper for my time zone (eastern). The airport is defaulted to Seattle. Somehow FS is thinking that my local time (EST) is Seattle's local time (PST). Hence if I move to the Atlanta airport the time jumps +3 hours. If you change the airport to a local one in your default situation this problem goes away (or at least it did for me).CheersHarry

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>Hence if I move to the Atlanta airport the time jumps +3 hours. I mean +4 hoursHarry

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If you change the airport to a local one in your default situation this problem goes away (or at least it did for me).I think if you make a new startup flight, once the problem goes away, "after changing airports", it will probably stay fixed. In my case, the problem was purely the local/GMT split...It wasn't changing the normal CST 6 hour difference, to the 5 hour CDTdifference. IE: I'd crank up the sim at daybreak, and the sim would be an hour ahead of where it should be as far as sun position. Kindaweird...I guess a quirk with fs2004...I'd never had that problem with previous versions...But I get it every time they change time in the spring/fall...I remember getting the same thing last fall...Does anyone else get this problem? As far as windows, it seems to change. I tried other programs, and they saw the change. Also, Sisoft sandra also reported me being at "daylight time". So it seems to be a quirk of fs2004, rather than windows...But anyway, I found, once you get it "normal", if you save a new startupflight, using those "fixed" conditions, it should cure the problem at startup. The method I stated in the earlier post will correct the typeproblem I had. MK

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Harry,I did change to a local airport, and you are right this does correct the problem. I was hopping to keep Seattle as the default and have the sim show the correct time at that airport. I guess this is notpossible.Chuck

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I was hopping to keep Seattle as the default and have the sim show the correct time at that airport. I guess this is notpossible..........?>>>>>>>>>>>Sure it is...When you have the sim timed normal, IE: after changingairports, or reloading the startup as a "previous flight" ,go to Seattle and save a new startup flight. That *should* work. MK

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