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I know that military flying in FS isn't everyone's thing, but if you have the slightest interest in seeing some astonishing new AI models, check out the activity at MAIW. They remain a major supporter of FS9 and have now released a huge set of packages featuring the F-35 Lightning II - all versions of it, land and sea based with liveries for all of the aircraft purchased or ordered so far by 8 different nations. The work that has gone into all of this has been enormous and this team deserves all the support we can give them. So go to the MAIW site and check it out. Even if you don't use military AI, just looking at what they have accomplished is worth your time. Another recent masterpiece is a new model for the F-16 by John Young, and like every project he is involved in, it pushes the boundaries of what we thought possible.

And yes,  of course it's all freeware!

Cheers

Ian

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Hi Ian, thanks for the info, and nice to read here from you!

By the way, it's not only about military flying, but everyone who is interested in a rich AI traffic environment should have at least some military traffic installed in the areas of his/her main interest. It's just more realistic to be buzzed by an F-16 occassionally and to see military transport airplanes at the big hubs.

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Excellent reminder Ian.   In addition to Harald's comment it is worth noting that many airports are multi purpose such as CYWG Winnipeg, which includes an international airport, large cargo hub  and an air force base. If you want to increase the level of immersion in your sim you need to follow Ian's advice and check out MAIW. 

Greg    

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Harald and Gary - right as usual my old friends! :-) And it's nice to speak with you. I'm afraid my FS9 days have come to an end, though I still haven't taken the plunge and deleted it from my system. But among the many things I still miss about FS9 is the forum community!!!!!

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I just installed all the WOAI packages available and installing as many MAIW packages as I can is next on my list!

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About the only negative about installing a lot of MAIW packages is that the number of aircraft is sometimes huge and the flight-plans are very complex, but they often use stock airfields that we (me anyway) don't usually visit, given the huge number of great addons that we have. So you might want to do a little editing, both to reduce the numbers of aircraft (which are often identical except for a serial number you can hardly see) and change some of the flight-plans so that the traffic is more likely to show up at your favorite military or dual civil-military airports. (That's not a criticism BTW, as far as I'm concerned the MAIW team are FS heroes who deserve nothing but praise for their work)....

Cheers mates

Ian

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