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Why do you play Microsoft Flight Simulator ?

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What originally pushed to play these games? Me for example, it's the fact that I always wanted to be a pilot but my eyesight was too bad for me to have a chance of becoming one. 

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I am a pilot, but can't afford to fly anymore except via FSX!

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4 hours ago, PaulB2101 said:

What originally pushed to play these games? Me for example, it's the fact that I always wanted to be a pilot but my eyesight was too bad for me to have a chance of becoming one. 

I believe half of the people here would say that use flight sim as a true simulator rather than playing a game   Though I am one who uses FSX/P3D as a simulator, I'm absolutely fine with those who use it as a game... it's how I got started in flight sim 37 or so years ago!  Today I still average 3 to 4 flights per week.

I used to fly aboard US Navy P-3C (TACCO) and later general aviation, but it's a rich mans hobby and even if I still flew I couldn't possibly experience all the aircraft and different procedures as I do in flight sim.

Best wishes!

 

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I only do things that are simulation.

Flight simulation

Golf simulation

Combat simulation

Prison simulation

Enjoy them all, they are fun games.


Mark Daniels

 

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Because my Dad was a Navy pilot in WWII, My older brother had his twin engine license. They both used to take me up, and let me takeover!! Of course they had the pilot's seat and had it under control. I was around 10yrs old!! I started taking lessons to get my license when I was 20yrs old, My Dad died at only 49, then my older brother died in a car accident at 33yrs old. I never did take my solo flight for my PPL, felt like my inspiration was gone:pedih:. So, Other than carrier landings to remind me of Dad, I recreate the flights that I took with my brother. Same plane, same airport(KGFL), near Lake George, NY. The great Adirondack Mountains!!!

So that's my reason. Plus I love airplanes!

Thanks,

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My profile picture is me and my daughter after a flight over our house and the lake. She's 33 now, and I'm 61.

 

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Avidean,

YOU may consider yourself a loser, (it would be interesting to know, precisely, how many agree with you LOL  ... Comprehensive audit to follow) but you certainly have friends here.

I suspect, however, that your statement, was made tongue-in-cheek so the above also made in that vein.

For me, Flightsimming occupies me for at least 4-6 hours per day which may or may not, include time spent at AVSIM. It is an integral part of my life, particularly when the Indonesian government actually supplies me some electricity, which, in itself, is unreliable, to say the least. Add that to Internet supply (Telkom - also Indonesian Government) which provides me with reliably inconsistent speeds, which range from 5kbs to 10Mbs, averaging probably 500kbs despite paying for 20MBS at AUD110 per month.

Put the problems here together, and flightsimming can be an ordeal, but well worth the effort and tribulations.

Regards to all ... please note that I am still smiling

Tony

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I’m right there with jpc55! I am a licensed pilot, but now that my wife and I are both retired, it’s too expensive to fly anymore. Flight simulation fills the gap. I’ve been with MSFS since the first release. If the new release proves to be too expensive, I will stay with what I have or may branch out to XP or P3D for the 64 bit experience.

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I've always had an interest in aviation (full size and RC) and I love playing video games. Flight simming to me is an extension of both. :cool:

I've never had the finances to go for a PPL although I did manage a few hours in gliders (dual ,instruction). Life played its part also: Married with two grown up children, one of whom is on the autistic spectrum.


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For me, always had an interest in radios, aviation and geography. My main hobby for years was shortwave radio listening where I could sit in a chair and travel the world with my shortwave radio. In the early or mid nineties, purchase Microsoft Flight Simulator 3.1 and that was the start of my flight sim hobby. Could continue to enjoy my main interest, aviation, radios for navigation, and flying from place to place for the geography. Real aviation is very costly while trying to raise a family and the reason I stuck with the flight simulation hobby for over 25 years. Like my shortwave hobby I can sit in a chair and travel the world.

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Love flying, but spending nearly £100k just to submit a CV at an airline didn't feel as good an investment as £2k on a new PC, P3D and add-ons.

And I get to fly whenever I want*
(*when work and SWMBO allow me:ph34r:

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I just like the view..... 😹

 

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