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How many "real" simmers are out there?

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Hey folks,

Just wondering if anyone has an estimate of how many real simmers there are in the world? Excluding Mars or other planets. And excluding the "kids and others" that just consider it a game to see how many times they can crash into a building.

Anyone hazard a guess??


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Not as many as you think when you see threads like " I will not fly again till MSFS is released " 

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The flightsim community is quite large and varied. I AM including all the folks, young and old, who like to "crash". "Serious" as a description of dedication to the hobby is not a very robust or informative label.

Perhaps a better way to ask such a question is, "I wonder how many flightsimmers spend a majority of their hobby time using, studying or reading about flightsims?"

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My definition of a "real" simmer:  The Captain and First Officer on a very real 747 have passed-out and are not responding to ATC.  The flight attendant makes an very calm announcement asking if anyone has experience piloting a plane.  You are on that plane. As a real simmer, do you volunteer to give it a go?   

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6 minutes ago, overspeed3 said:

My definition of a "real" simmer:  The Captain and First Officer on a very real 747 have passed-out and are not responding to ATC.  The flight attendant makes an very calm announcement asking if anyone has experience piloting a plane.  You are on that plane. As a real simmer, do you volunteer to give it a go?   

So does a real simmer give it a go or not? Don't quite understand your definition.

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I would also like to know what you mean by the term "real simmer".  There are so many aspects to flying, weather, navigation, using the instruments, GPS units, flight planning as well as the actual flying of the plane.  There are also many types of flying, everything from ultralights to bush planes, to small private planes, commuter planes up to the largest passenger jets.   I've been a flight simmer since about 1991.  My existing FS logbook goes back to 2000 and I've carried it over from FS 2000 to FSX.  I enjoy the navigation including the using the instruments and GPS units and the challenges of flying in real weather. nothing like flying in a Canadian winter in minus 30 and keeping the plane from icing up. Without actually flying a real plane this is about as real as it gets for me.

 

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Really hope gatekeepers go away once MFS hits gold. Pretty cringe-inducing to read this stuff on a daily basis.

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Keep the blue part on top...

 

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Maybe start with some definitions of what is or is not a real simmer.  I'll take a stab at what IS NOT:

A real simmert does not call this a GAME.

A real simmer does not start a flight with his aircraft on the runway, engine(s) running, jumps in, slams the throttles forward and takes off flying in outside spot view for the whole flight.

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1 minute ago, charliearon said:

Maybe start with some definitions of what is or is not a real simmer.  I'll take a stab at what IS NOT:

A real simmert does not call this a GAME.

A real simmer does not start a flight with his aircraft on the runway, engine(s) running, jumps in, slams the throttles forward and takes off flying in outside spot view for the whole flight.

see post above.


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I am debating whether to buy some popcorn, and get myself a comfortable seat....

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Someone has to really query the various Forums.

Sincere there are those who still use FS9, Aerofly 2, FSX, FSX Steam, XP, P3D v3 and P3D v4.

Even ten it will be a wild guess.

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1 hour ago, overspeed3 said:

My definition of a "real" simmer:  The Captain and First Officer on a very real 747 have passed-out and are not responding to ATC.  The flight attendant makes an very calm announcement asking if anyone has experience piloting a plane.  You are on that plane. As a real simmer, do you volunteer to give it a go?   

Just to turn this on it’s head ...I am the captain of a very real 747, but have been simming longer than I’ve been flying.

if someone made a very calm announcement that they’d got autogen trees growing out of their taxiways at KMCO (a real problem I believe) as a real simmer would I volunteer to give it a go ?.....No I don’t have a clue about the inner workings of simulator  software 

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What I think of when I hear "Real Simmer"

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