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"All you do is sit on that computer...blah...blah...blah"

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I'm running out of good responses as are a couple of my simming friends. Comments or suggestions? I would think there is no need to explain further. lol

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I'm running out of good responses as are a couple of my simming friends. Comments or suggestions? I would think there is no need to explain further. lol

"Hey...you still breathe.....you're still doing THAT...what's it been, thirty, forty, fifty years?   You do your breathing, and let me do my flight sims. We're all good..."

 

The above has worked for me a couple of times....  :hi:  :Cuppa:

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Well as I see it you have two options. To tell them that this is your life and that you enjoy it (basically flip them off), or just spend less time flying the tin and more time going out and socialising. Doing anything else is only deceiving others as well as yourself.

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That's my wife's favourite line too :( While she's on Facebook) When I point out that the're the same thing, she gets madder!)

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Make an impression on them since they think your are playing a simple boy's game.
Since I did I have enjoyed huge respect in my company and even became their 'aviation expert'.

 

Say something like (blah blah just an example):

'Yes, sorry, I spent a bit more time in my sim last night, but let me tell you why. I was practicing holding patterns and RNAV approaches but got some inconsistency with it.

So after thorough check of the MCDU I found my Nagraph AIRAC data was faulty. Plus I found my version of the UIAutomationCore to be corrupt.

All in all I made a full reinstall of my FSLA320 including the latest Spotlights to 1.0.0.3.3. after having cleaned the dll.xml of course. Additionally I reinstalled the latest Simconnect, you know, just in case.

However after trying to reach LHS LHBP I got a CDT when my AS16/ASCA combo was trying to update local weather. Last but not least I got microstutters and long frames but solved those with updating FSUIPC to 4.9.6.2.

Having solved all the above I enjoyed my training again this time switching from CFM to IAE to see the little differences based on FCOM chapters. Still had some doubts by a check captain at PPRuNe made all clear to me.

Had just one more flightplanning issue with AGOPA not willing to join UL167 but turned out I was too low, say below FL150, and chose a lower airspace route initially after a preselected SID. Both the STAR and VIA went fine.

Apart from that I enjoyed my flying. Wanna try on Saturday?'

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:smile: I wouldn't mind, my wife keeps asking me questions about aeroplanes, -in particular windy weather landing conditions,  since we live near Dublin Airport.

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Solution is simple: Just say on an evening that you go out to a bar, en return slam drunk.

I bet she begs you to stay behind your computer next time.

Mine does!

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Going well!

 

That's my wife's favourite line too :sad: While she's on Facebook) When I point out that the're the same thing, she gets madder!)

Haha, funny! I brought up FB as well and said: "At least what I do is more constructive. You just gossip to your virtual friends. I have to transport hundreds of virtual people to real virtual destinations safely."

 

Mine got madder too. :mad: :lol:

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Keep something worse hovering in the background, like disappearing for hours (or days?) flying up north: "Well at least I am in the house and not out flying all day, so when you need help moving the piano......." or "Actually Andre wanted me to go with him up to Maniwaki but I told him I'd been flying a lot recently, so maybe tomorrow....."

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My wife says "What, you still here, no mates tonight?"

 

Or: Look sweetheart, I'm just on final approach. Come and watch me land. She sticks her fingers in her ears and goes "La la la la la la"

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Hi Folks,

Just leave a few issues of Trade-A-Plane laying around casually opened to some Avionics ads - like a Garmin GTN that starts around $13,000.00 - then casually mention you're thinking about getting your pilots license... She'll be happy with the computer after that - mine wishes she could go back...
:Tounge:

Regards,
Scott

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Say something like (blah blah just an example):
'Yes, sorry, I spent a bit more time in my sim last night, but let me tell you why. I was practicing holding patterns

Trust me Rafal.....she did not hear a word after "holding patterns". :wink:

 

Sigh....you guys so much to learn about countermeasures.

Here is the 100% method of getting to fly when you want without the looks, words, sounds and gestures that we've all seen and heard while in our virtual cockpit.

You simply take an interest in whatever she is into.  You become overly inquisitive, socialize with all her friends that are into the same thing, and essentially never let her do that activity alone and you constantly tag along. 

Trust me, after a while of doing that and when she's dreading doing that activity one more time with you....she will say (and I quote) "I thought you had that fly-online thingy tonight didnt you?...why don't you do that and I'll go ______ (insert activity here)?"

 

Problem solved.  You're welcome.  :P

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My wife is very jealous of my simming pc and the time I spend on it...there are no easy answers there, and shes a cop so her dissatisfaction can have tangible consequences.

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"Honey, maybe instead of me simming to Paris, we could book a trip and go there." 

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