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I've noticed that there are a lot of GA pilots out there flying in FSX. I fly the F1 PC-12 myself. Excellent plane and easily a favorite for me. When i take her out sometimes i'll check out flight aware (flightaware.com) and pick an interesting PC-12 flight or i might even go to flyingmag.com and try an interesting GA flight they might have an article on.I was curious though how everyone else chooses what to do with their aircraft and where to fly them. You can even let me know what you did for your last GA flight and why you picked it.Looking forward to hear from fellow virtual pilotsJekyll

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I didn't really have too much time, so I just did some patterns around Launceston in the Realair Scout. I normally do some VFR Alaska tripping in the same.

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i checked out four flights. very interesting. i think i'll use that some more... would be great if there was a four flights for the rest of the world. seems like its a great way to discover new airports.

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I agree fourflights.com is a great planning aid. I was on it a week or so back, and they had flights four Mexico and Central America as well. It makes it very easy to find a short jaunt without using much brain power.

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I like to fly in areas of the world that are in the news - but when I ask myself just where are these places, I don't really know!!:-) . For this I use TileProxy I have recently been flying around the Golan Heights - in the default Bell 206, which I have just about mastered now!! :-) Very Interesting.Barry

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I downloaded what I think is a little beauty of a plane today from a link in the FS Insider newsletter. A freeware Cessna 152 from the FS Insider and JustFlight as a gift for reading the newsletter:http://www.justflight.com/microsoftc152.aspAfter renaming C152_reflection.dds to C152_reflectionbac.dds in the texture folder of the plane (you will see why later) I took a nice trip from my base Mountain Meadows Airport in Ct. It's a 3,400-foot runway that was closed years ago due to closed minded people. We call it Johnnycake. It was closed when FSX was released and I hope they will always include it in the next FS.More info:http://archives.californiaaviation.org/ganews/msg11054.htmlI flew east to KDBL, checked out the traffic for a while then flew down the Connecticut river, over the sound to Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, fueled up and returned. Boring run but plain fun in the 152 and UTX, GEX never looked better out of this plane :)

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Thanks for the information Vincent. i never knew about FSEconomy but i'm checking that out now. My concern is that because of how busy work is for me at times i don't get to fly much. I am right now checking to see if you have a fixed amount of flights to do in order to keep flying with FSEconomy in the same way that some VA's do.Jekyll

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I pretty much stick with FTX / Orbyx scenery regions, because those are the places I see best (read as acceptable) performance in FSX. And I mostly use GA aircraft - the default Baron, Carenado aircraft, Milton Schupe's Howard 500 - as complex airliner performance in FSX is unacceptable to me at the present time. That said, tonight I'm going to try a flight from Cairns YBCS to Brisbane YBBN in the default 737 or an Overland/Simmersky 737.http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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What kind of frames are you comfortable with Alex? Personally, I'm ok with anything down to about 10 fps or so once i'm not doing anything too complicated like landing. When i'm on final though i like it to be a bit higher.I've been through quite a few computer configurations, some of which struggled with FS, since i started flying with FS4 many moons ago. Thats why I think i am willing to put up with less frames than some other people look for.Jekyll

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I just downloaded the new SABA island scenery (freeware) over at flightsim and was having fun it with various GA aircraft and a TwinOtter. It's very well done and very challenging to land. File name is sabafsx.zip. I'm surprised it has not shown up here.Fro those that don't know, it considered one of the most dangerous airports. Very short.

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I have heard of Saba's airport before since its only a few hundred miles from me (Barbados here). Here is a list of other dangerous airports around the world. I saw this on another post somewhere http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows...riest-runways/1. I really think that St. Barthelemy's runway should be on there somewhere too. Although some might think it is beyond dangerous and into the realm of insane.Jekyll

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I'm heading to KHLN (Helena Regional, Montana) from KSDY (Sidney-Richalnd Muni). My 5th leg of my flight from my 'home airport', KLPR (Lorain/Elyria Ohio) to the Seattle area via Norther Oregon.I always fly 'trips', and very seldom, if ever, deviate. Just felt like heading west again, and all my flight plans have been previously planned in advance (always trying to find new airports to land at). Once I get out to Seattle? Who knows....I'll fly around....maybe head up to British Columbia...but I'll fly 'real time' back to Ohio before deciding to go elsewhere (a new trip from 'home base').Edit...Oh yea, this leg in the Eaglesoft Cirrus Turbo, which I'll stick to for most my mountain flying, then probably get back in one of my Carenado Cessna's....perhaps the new 182Q FSX model....for my lower and slower flights ;)

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Why put this thread in two locations? You already have it in 'Hangar Chat'?

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My most recent flight was Enstone (EGTN - my home field) to Haverfordwest (EGFE), in Rick Piper's wonderful Chipmunk. Why? Because I met someone at the airfield on Saturday, who'd just flown in from Haverfordwest.My ongoing flight series, is from Enstone (again!) to Cape Town, in the Eaglesoft SR22. At the end of the last flight, I'd reached Gao (GAGO), on the banks of the River Niger in Mali, and hopefully soon to see the end of miles and miles of endless desert!

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In the event you haven't found it yet... no, you do not need to fly a set number of flights to remain active. In fact, I don't think they even purge the database rolls for long term missing-in-action pilots. FSEconomy is a great, fun way to have somewhat of a VA feel, without all the VA rigidity. Fantastic community, too. One could say it is the "live" version of FS Passengers.-Greg

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Jekyll-Well, I can tell you I'm not comfortable with 10 anywhere. It's just too stuttery (sp??). I willingly sacrifice eye candy for smoothness of flight; you know, when the nose floats up after say a flap deployment, and you apply trim or forward pressure on the yoke to smoothly push the nose back down? That sort of floaty feel is just not possible with 10FPS, IMHO. 15-20 FPS minimum landing and departing, with more (locked at 30, idealistically) in cruise. During my YBCS (Cairns, Australia) to YBBN (Brisbane, Australia) airline flight I'm getting about 20-25 in cruise with clouds and the Orbyx / FTX Green scenery package. It works, but I have yet to land at YBBN. Lets see if it's not too choppy on approach.Cheers,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MD

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Hey Geof, KMTN, that looks awesome. I have a patient who flies a TBM 700 and they were asking where to fly the next time they came to Baltimore. I recommended KMTN and to request the ILS to rwy 33 because it was so scenic in MSFS. It looks even better in real life! Great pic, and thanks for sharing. And glad you made it to the museum. I don't know if you talked to any of the old-timers milling around and working at the museum, but that silver and red Mig used to belong to a local lawyer who apparently took it up around the area fairly regularly back in the day. He was forced to sell because, and this was way before the current spike in gas-prices, it guzzled fuel and it became too expensive to fly! Regards From Baltimore,http://www.my-buddy-icon.com/Icons/objects/red_3d_plane.gifAlex ChristoffN562ZBaltimore, MDhttp://forums.avsim.net/user_files/193058.jpgMy daughter Sophie in the Mig....

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It was interesting-when we got to the museum it was deserted-but open. We spent a couple hours just going around and were the only ones there. At the end a gentlemen came up and introduced himself as the founder and we had some nice conversation.kMtn was a great place to land twice, and shuttles were free to the nearby hotels in White Marsh-highly recommended. It was the first time I can recall having boat masts in the final approach!If you haven't alreaady check out the screen shot forum-I got some great shots of downtown Baltimore on the way out.Look like you have a future pilot there-nice shot!GeofaMy blog:http://geofageofa.spaces.live.com/

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I didn't find it so thanks for the reply. I am really like thing sound of FSEconomy and I think i'll sign up this weekend and give it a shot. I was reading through the manual and it sounded a bit intimidating but you make it sound not so hard so I will stick with it, definitelyJekyll

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