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So many airports, so little time!

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The other day a young avsim member asked if any of us lose proficiency from being absent from flying a particular aircraft [or something like that, i am paraphrasing] My answer is yes.  Today I hauled out the C208 that I have not flown in maybe a year. Had to use the checklist to get started [I know, I always need to use a checklist] Anyhow left Pensacola FL in the rain and headed over to Gulfport MS; overcast at 3500. Good flight with v-speeds handy, and landed on rw14. But was I completely comfortable having not flown this one in a long time? Not 100% as I was not managing the throttle and prop as well as I should have.

It may seem crazy but I tend to plan a flight from a nearby airport that is in the news. Earthquake, huge fire, 18 car pile-up somewhere, or a shooting and death as was the case in Pensacola today. Probably no one else does this. So there are so many airports, and so little time. At 84 I'll keep finding new ones to explore as today with Pensacola and Gulfport, my first time at these 2!

Have a good weekend guys!

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Lennie, Henderson, North Carolina. Piper Warrior II pilot; Volairsim cockpit; Corsair 750D case; Corsair 850W PS; Maximus IX MoBo; Samsung EVO 850 SSD; Toshiba 3TB ExtHD; 3-ASUS Proart 24" monitors; 2-GTX 1080ti video cards; I7-7700k CPU; Saitek instruments and panels - SPAD, MFG Crosswind rudder pedals; Brunner CLS-E yoke and Virtual Fly throttle; Win10 Pro; MSFS.

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You know you've got a good point. With FS2004 and FSX having "only" 24 thousand airports that is too many to explore in one lifetime...

MSFS having over 44 thousand is way over the top! :laugh:

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I flew to every airport in the state I live in. That was a fun time. I have also flown around the world in a variety of aircraft (in the simulator). There are many ways to make your experience more exciting and fun.

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