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Anyone interested in seeing pictures of the ACES Studios tour I was given last week at the MVP Summit, point your browser to the [a href=http://www.fsinsider.com/Community/News-Articles/mvptour.htm]Excerpts[/a] page published at FSInsider. If you want to see even more pictures from my trip, have a look [a href=http://polypoke.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!59AFE9ED015ECF01!270.entry]here[/a]. :)I heard some good things about SP1 and the Adrenaline package, and even got to give an Adrenaline multi-player mission a [a href=http://blogs.technet.com/p-12c_pilot/archive/2007/03/19/mvp-visit.aspx]go[/a]. Very exciting stuff!Best,Owen

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Oh wow. I'm going there next week and I'm definitely going to check out the Museum of Flight.Have you been to the Dulles branch of the Air and Space Museum? If so, how does it compare?

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Hey Brian,I can't say that I've been to the Dulles facility, but from what I hear the Museum of Flight runs a close second to the Smithsonian, which I have been to. I would agree with that statement.I wish they would allow the Learning Center to be open to the general public so you could check that out, but I think it was open at the MVP party just for that occasion. I'm glad I got to see it first hand.I've bookmarked your blog, and I look forward to hearing more about your trip "out west."Best,Owen

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Brian, don't miss the Dulles facility. Went there last year while attending the Avsim conference and it's amazing.Here's a little more on the Seattle Museum and Aviation Learning Center.:-)http://www.eaglesoftdg.com/MOFFT.htm

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Thanks, Owen.I looked at the webpage, and it seems like they have more in the way of special things, while Udvar-Hazy has a larger general gallery. That's a shame about the learning center. I'll have to make due with paying my 8 bucks for the motion simulator :(Anything else I should do while I'm out there? I think I might have some extra time on Monday.

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>Anything else I should do while I'm out there? I think I>might have some extra time on Monday.Well... There is an awful lot to see if you are going to be in Seattle, and a few hours is hard to encompass a lot of things. If you're more into the sight-seeing thing, Pike's Fish Market is always a great place to go and walk around. The Space Needle is pretty cool, especially if the weather is clear.If you're in an "aviation mood," I recommend checking out Kenmore Air. I'm sure you've flown the San Juan Island Run mission in FSX, so you probably know they have a terminal at the south end of Lake Union (about a 10 min taxi from downtown). If you are going to have a rental, it might be even more fun to drive up to Kenmore, and see their main facility ... it's at the north end of Lake Washington, maybe a 30-45 minute drive from Seattle.Have fun!Best,Owen

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>Brian, don't miss the Dulles facility. Went there last year>while attending the Avsim conference and it's amazing.>>Here's a little more on the Seattle Museum and Aviation>Learning Center.:-)>>http://www.eaglesoftdg.com/MOFFT.htmI actually work about 10 minutes from Dulles. I'm over there at least once a month. I love it.EDIT: Owen, if you've ever heard of the FISH Philosophy, you'll know that the fish market is high on my list. I'll definitely see about the Kenmore Air locations.

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Sorry, must have misread your post. Anyway, it's sure a great visit for anyone who hasn't been there yet:-)

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>Sorry, must have misread your post. Anyway, it's sure a great>visit for anyone who hasn't been there yet:-)Let's just put it this way, I've wasted days of my life just walking around looking, in absolute awe of that place. It's like my metric for comparison for all other experiences.

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Yes. Everything from the Concorde to the Shuttle..all under one roof:-)

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That mallard duck addon gave me a laugh! :( Sure is interesting to see the place where FSX was produced.:)

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Man, they must do a lot of testing to use up that many joysticks:-)

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>Back on topic, Owen, how was the Adrenaline race?It was great. Like I posted in my blog entry, I can't say where the race was, but it was multi-player and it involved racing Red Bull Air Race Extra 300S'. To be totally honest, it was my first experience flying MP with FSX (since I generally do not have time to really do that sort of thing ... I'm always head down into Max or Photoshop), and I was very pleased with the absolute zero lag. Of course this was on a LAN environment, but even with that I would have expected some sort of "jumping." Nope, none, nada! Now, for over the internet, it may be a bit different experience.I just got a very small taste of what is to come with Adrenaline, and I loved what I saw thus far. I can't wait until they're able to publicly announce more juicy details!Best,Owen

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>That mallard duck addon gave me a laugh! :(Hahaha, yeah, Hal made certain that I get a picture of it to post. Everyone I interracted with at ACES is fun loving, and enjoy what they do ... and it shows!Best,Owen

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>Yes. Everything from the Concorde to the Shuttle..all under>one roof:-)If you guys want to see a real aviation museum, you want to head over to the UK and go to Duxford.You will not see it all in a day!Among countless others we have Concorde 001, Blackbird SR-71 and many many more. Try the web page?

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>>Yes. Everything from the Concorde to the Shuttle..all under>>one roof:-)>>If you guys want to see a real aviation museum, you want to>head over to the UK and go to Duxford.>You will not see it all in a day!>>Among countless others we have Concorde 001, Blackbird SR-71>and many many more. Try the web page?Yeah, the Concorde and the SR-71 are among my favorites at Dulles. However, how close you get to the Enola Gay is very humbling for some reason.

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My company had our last all hands meeting at Udvar Hazy a few months back. Very cool place. I got a picture of me in front of The Enola Gay to go with the picture of me in front of the Trinity obelisk when i was in White Sands last year. There are some very unique aircraft there for sure.________________________________________________________________________________________________Intel D975XBX2 'Bad Axe 2' | Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.20Ghz | 2 GB Super Talent DDR2 800 | Big Typhoon VX | eVGA 8800GTS @ 565/900 | Seagate 2x320GB SATA RAID-0 | OCZ GameXStream 700W | Creative X-Fi | Silverstone TJ-09BW | Matrox Triplehead Setup

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>>That mallard duck addon gave me a laugh! :(>>Hahaha, yeah, Hal made certain that I get a picture of it to>post. Everyone I interracted with at ACES is fun loving, and>enjoy what they do ... and it shows!>>Best,>>OwenOwen, I noticed the exact same thing. It was a phenomenal trip, and I had a lot of fun. I went over on Tuesday, as I had more official business on Wednesday, and Phil was kind enough to show me SP1 performance while telling me that they were releasing the beta and I'd have to wait until I got home tonight/tomorrow to see it. Regardless of what anyone says, the one thing that is certain about ACES is that every single person there is incredibly excited about what they do. For all the fun stuff that went on, probably the best moment of my trip was sitting in Mike Z's office for a half an hour brainstorming wacky things to do with SimConnect, like guided missiles and stuff like that.

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Hey Brian,I'm glad to hear that you had the opportunity to visit the team .. they are a great bunch!!Best,Owen

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