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Looks way better than XP or P3D. It is a pain it is missing so much...

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I love the Robinson and Monterrey, I was invited to Camel for a job interview on my birthday.  Lovely hotel and people there, but I held off to become a biz systems instructor later that year.  There was an outdoor mini mall adjacent to their hotel with beautiful flowers.  I flew in an R44 at a Goodyear AZ airshow some years ago, a short flight but worth the money I paid, we flew from Goodyear to PIR in Avondale where my wife, daughter and I once saw a fireworks show on July 3rd, my Mom's birthday.  The R44 was a great copter to fly in, I have also flown in the Bell and my last copter flight was a Eurocopter trip to the Grand Canyon and back in 2013. 

It was a bucket list thing, and I loved their limo ride to and from my hotel in downtown Vegas where they have that wonderful indoor light show.  Made many friends while I was there but I promised my ex wife I would never go to Vegas again, the one armed bandits and the expense of staying there with their high room rates are too much.  Plus Phoenix where I live is now surrounded by Casinos with the latest opening of one on Northern Ave, literally down the street about ten miles or so from where I live. 

I go there not for their one armed bandits but for their great burgers and free soft drinks.  Indian gaming in Arizona is what the tribes needed to revitalize their communities.  But one must be careful because their laws, not US laws apply.  Indian reservations have lousy speed traps and if you get caught driving faster than the other traffic, or holding it up, they can arrest you or give you a high fine that cannot be forgiven.  It is their racket, sadly, not a slight against the community but against the community leaders.  So Arizona is now finishing up the South Mountain Freeway which skirts these speed traps and will be finished later this year. 

I learned driving with an out of state plate in any other state puts one at risk for such speed traps.  Thankfully in Phoenix we have a safe driver law which does not penalize speeders who go above the limit within a certain forgiveness zone, based on driving conditions.  The police only look for reckless drivers who tailgate or swerve in and out of traffic. 

I was taught how to drive by a California former CHP officer who later became my employee.  He was the one who gave me the biz smarts to become a teacher like he was and have a good career, also like my mother, brothers and father, God Bless them all and may they rest in Peace.

I applied his advice to my flight lessons and even my simming habits, as the worn saying goes--there are old pilots and bold pilots and so on and so on...

Cactus521

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Great, Nils, you're also getting to enjoy the AFS2 - in a Heli! Excellent shots here, and the scenery is as good as (or better than) any other Orbx platform!

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Many thanks for the comments! AFS2 is the only sim where i can use UHD resolution.

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