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a few of the A300-600

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Just messing around in the -600. Nice looker, not affected by the various issues others have mentioned, mostly I guess because I don't really "fly" the thing. Does feel a bit slow to move around, but that may well be the reality of the aircraft, no idea. More cumbersome feeling-wise than a lot of the other big birds  I have here though.

Couple of generic shots to start with
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Can't remember where this was but an unusually clean landing for me
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Out from KSFO
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Same flight as above but changed clock to catch the sunset
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Set the clock back again and got her trimmed, then left her to run for a bit in the general direction NNE at about 10,000 ft. Doing other stuff but checking back occasionally to see what things looked like
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After about 90 minutes I was thinking about stopping the flight. Somewhere over Idaho by now
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LNM showed a possible landing about 20 mile ahead, so thought I'd give it a go
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Looks a bit short for us, but hey - nothing ventured etc
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My usual too fast approach (it's because I never plan a fight, I usually just get bored or run out of time and look around to put down somewhere handy) but she did come down quite cleanly
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Actually quite a nice landing
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And if I'd had another couple of thou feet of runway I wouldn't have overrun, bounced through a wooded area, possible not wiped out a small industrial unit and had to slew back to the airport. Resulting in a somewhat non-standard de-planing technique
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Nice looking area though. If I can dig back through my LNM trail and find out where it was I shall return there in a more appropriate aircraft and explore.
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Glad you decided to join the fray, Andy...🙂....with this nice airplane for MSFS...

It will get better, and any wrinkles will be worked out...for sure...Have fun with it ...!

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@ Just messing around in the -600. Nice looker, not affected by the various issues others have mentioned, mostly I guess because I don't really "fly" the thing.

 Sometimes I wonder why you even do a Flight Simulator if you don't actually fly the planes properly, would be a waste of time for me but there must be some secrets that i dont know or understand..🤔

But anyway, a nice set of shots Andy !

cheers 😉

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4 hours ago, pmplayer said:

Sometimes I wonder why you even do a Flight Simulator if you don't actually fly the planes properly, would be a waste of time for me but there must be some secrets that i dont know or understand..🤔

But anyway, a nice set of shots Andy !

Hi PMP, no big secret really. I've always been a bit of a wingnut. I love the aesthetics of aircraft, and I have shelves and shelves of aircraft books here. Always was a fanatic for aircraft models as a kid, still got loads of "Observer's" books from back then. But I have absolutely no interest in doing all the technical stuff. I love to see them moving through the air, but I will never, ever, find any appeal in rows of buttons or dials or fuses or switches or all the other stuff.

I was never interested in flight sims either, until MS Flight came along. I'm fascinated by what's outside the cockpit, not inside. I feel the same way about sitting in a cockpit for hours that you do about me not flying planes properly. I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than do a tubeliner flight for hours just sat in the pilot seat and following procedures. Flight sims had no attraction at all for me until the graphical world they ran in started to look realistic, and for me that was MS Flight, which I stumbled on by accident when I noticed a copy of "PC Pilot" magazine in a shop. I've been a PC user since the 1980s, but on the occasions where I looked at any "graphical" application/game back in those days I just couldn't take it seriously.  I discovered MS Flight just a couple of months before they killed it, but it got me going on FSX, then P3D, then XP and now MSFS. And now, with either XP12 and True Earth for the regions it covers, or MSFS for pretty much the whole planet, what I have is a very realistic graphical world I can explore in fine detail. And, coincidentally, they both come with loads of aircraft that I can push around the sky.

I've said many times before, for me this is a "world" simulator, not a "flight" simulator. It just happens to let me have planes to play with as well. And thank g*d I don't have to learn to fly them to use them. I've probably bought most payware aircraft out there for MSFS (probably got 50-60 or so), and I have a ton of freeware ones as well. As long as I can get off the ground ok (I invariably start hot on the runway), move around in the air ok (basic trimming, up/down/roll/yaw etc), and land ok'ish without killing too many pixels, I'm deliriously happy. MSFS just looks so good now, and performance is good for me (as it should be, the amount I've spent on this occupation now). This "world" simulation stuff is why I also grab scenery like it's going out of fashion - my spreadsheet shows around 1000 packages by now. And if MS/Asobo ever incorporates decent vehicular traffic (decent roads and rail systems, like XP) I'll be more than happy to drive cars and trains around in this sim as well. Planes will still be the preferred option though, as they're the best way to see the world (and I'm not particularly interested in cars or trains).

I used to travel a lot when I was a mainframe instructor for about 20 years back in the day, but I never really got to see much apart from airports, hotels and conference/training centres. So now I can go back and take a leisurely punt round all the places I never did quite get to see, and also of course just explore anywhere that takes my fancy. And sat a couple of feet in front of a 55 inch, 4k, HDR monitor with MSFS cranked up to ultra and LODs way up, there are times when I can get truly lost in the feeling of being there.

Wild horses couldn't drag me on to a real life plane these days - I love the airports in the sim but forget it in real life. But MSFS gives me the whole world to play in. (and XP gives me an equally fine subset of that world, but with different aircraft, in many cases).

I don't do any other games on my PC - I've bought loads of things like Red Dead Redemption (is that right? the cowboy thing?) but I find them too much like learning to "fly" an airliner. I can't be bothered with all the rules and requirements - I just want to explore the pseudo world of the game. Same with space stuff. I'd love to just go exploring the universe, but I so can't be *rsed to zoom around solving puzzles or shooting aliens or blowing stuff up. Sort of the same with DCS - got it, bought a few packages, but I'm really not interested in the underlying ethos.

MSFS is close to being the perfect zen simulation tool. Just get out there and experience the world. Let it be, man! (sorry, old hippie alert).

Anyway, just thought I'd try and explain. I can see that there's loads of you folks out there diligently learning and practicing and emulating real flights and airlines and all that stuff, and good for you! (I think you're all crazy, of course, but hey <grin>) But I get my pleasure from wandering aimlessly around, spotting a possibly interesting feature down below, and getting out the drone cam and going down to explore. SID was the guy in the Sex Pistols and STARS are what you see in the sky on my planet!

Fly safe!

And in your case, fly properly! <grin>

cheers,

Andy

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Everybody to his own ! 

Thank you for your explanation of how you see the Flightsim, it's interesting how everyone uses it in their own way, keep having fun with it!

cheers 😉

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