Britfrog

where have all the grey beards gone?? (experienced simmers)

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17 hours ago, Ron Attwood said:

I started with an abacus.

I personally started with stone knives and bearskins:biggrin:

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3 hours ago, charliearon said:

I personally started with stone knives and bearskins:biggrin:

I started with sunrise and sunset. Wait, I still do! ;-)

 

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On ‎11‎/‎4‎/‎2017 at 3:23 AM, Britfrog said:

I cant help but notice that  there is a distinct lack of input from the more elderly, experienced simmers in recent times

I started flying desktop flight sims back in the early Commodore 64/Sub Logic Days with my kids and now I'm on P3dv4.3.  It's just a game for me. I've pretty much given up on posting to flight sim forums because of the push back from some of the posters.  I've been blasted because one of the forum members didn't like an adjective I used in a title or being called a name I didn't even know what it meant because I answered a question.  I'm still waiting for a clarification on that issue. :smile:

Lately I've seen issues that I could help resolve with other desk top simmers, but the risk of getting blasted out of "No Where" is really not worth it to me any longer.  

Grace and Peace.

 

 

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On 11/4/2017 at 4:23 AM, Britfrog said:

I cant help but notice that  there is a distinct lack of input from the more elderly, experienced simmers in recent times, which saddens me. the majority of the forums have now mostly content from the younger generations , is it because of the flaming that goes on here just because someone may not agree with your point of view? at any rate I am considering creating a site/place where the more experienced /mature simmers can discuss the pleasure of their hobby without fear of flaming or contradiction. Are there any other grey beards out there interested in this idea?

Not exactly what you would consider a grey beard, but I do have grey in my 45 year old beard. I'm a long time simmer, but new to sim forums. Plan on making myself a mainstay here, though, to offer help as well as to seek out help.

Are you still interested in the idea you laid out back in November?

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To be honest, I'm using the Sim-Outhouse & Flightsim forums far more often than Avsim. (no disrespect to Avsim) Also, a LOT more FS2004 releases that do not appear here appear there.

Also, there are far fewer new releases here that interest me. I enjoy the oldies & low & slows. Here, the new releases are all (mostly) tube liners.

However, Avsim is always part of my daily 'look at & check the forums' routine.

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well it is nice to see a few non- flamers here, i started flying just after Pontius stopped, like others here I stopped visiting avsim because of the irreverent replies, which I didnt enjoy do any of you "old timers " fly with other friends using multiplayer or joinfs?

 

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Hi, Nigel! No, I don't fly with anyone else. I prefer to enjoy my flight simming alone. I don't play any team-oriented online games, either. I guess I sim to get away from everyone else rather than be social. 🙂

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On 7/8/2018 at 10:30 AM, charliearon said:

I personally started with stone knives and bearskins:biggrin:

I was naked with a fruit in my hand... wait I'm not that old!!! 😆

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On 7/16/2018 at 12:51 PM, Penzoil3 said:

My first plane was a pterodactyl...

My first plane was a wire-frame, monochrome (black and green), Cessna in Microsoft FS 1.0. My favorite memory is seeing the box for Microsoft FS 95 at CompUSA(!)...the cover had a picture that looked like an actual, rendered, full-color 3D airplane! Little did I know it would take, oh, TWO DECADES, until it all came together hardware/software-wise. But heck, I'm patient.

Anyway, my beard IS grey, and I am still here.

PopsBell out. 😎

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Actually, my first was a Sub Logic Sim loaded onto a Timex-Sinclair 2600 with a cassette tape. Some sort of Cessna I seem to remember. It was in 1988. My first PC sim was Falcon 3, on 5" floppy disks. From there I went to FS95, and so on...

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49 minutes ago, Penzoil3 said:

Actually, my first was a Sub Logic Sim loaded onto a Timex-Sinclair 2600 with a cassette tape. Some sort of Cessna I seem to remember. It was in 1988. My first PC sim was Falcon 3, on 5" floppy disks. From there I went to FS95, and so on... 

 Sue

Ha! Love it! 😁

I do remember 'cassette storage' on my Dad's Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 in Dec of '79. No flight sim of any kind, but that thing could play Blackjack...barely. (Extremely cool at the time, but...). 😀

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I love how it's expected that you started with some archaic P.O.S. if you're over a predetermined age, to be considered a 'greybeard'.. My flight simming started with FSX (n00b, n00b!)

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1 hour ago, Ron Attwood said:

I love how it's expected that you started with some archaic P.O.S. if you're over a predetermined age, to be considered a 'greybeard'.. My flight simming started with FSX (n00b, n00b!)

You're right, Ron - FSX is 12 years old this October! Anyone simming that long is a grey beard. 😉

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 I'm from the days of old...65 years old...the dark ages of when analog cockpits were king....glass wasn't even on the radar. Still haven't turned the corner to glass yet although I'm trying.

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I'm also 65, 66 in February, &, as a tip of the hat to us oldies  experienced guys!

I have created a separate install of FS2004 using Golden Wings (removes airports in the USA) & populated only with vintage aircraft, such as amongst others, Wright gliders, Bleriot's, Demoiselle, an Eagle (well, it is an original flyer), Antoinette, Avro tri-plane, a Bicylcle (gotta get around), Caproni, Caudron, Curtiss's, a bunch of Zeppelins, Dunne, du Temple, Ellehammer, Eole, Farmans, Fokker Spin, Grunau gliders, Lohners, the Opel & a few others, including a vintage car, or 2 as well as a steamboat.

This has really been an interesting journey, & I think that historical aircraft are pretty much unique to FS2004, as it the Schneider 1929 Race planes & scenery, & the Bugatti project from Lionheart.
The Schneider Project also was fascinating to read up.

I also found a suitable Wright Flyer splash screen. Our hobby has become so diverse, with very highly detailed jet liners & such like, & I think that taking a step back in time to where it all began could be worthy for those that would like to remember the trials & tribulations when flight began.

Not a glass cockpit to be found, actually, hardly any cockpits!

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I am 69 don't say much on the forums but I do enjoy reading all the comments from other members

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Maybe it's time to restart  'The Old Farts Flying Club'?

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Present!

 

:)

Not been too active! but checks in once in a while!

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