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A (small) adventure. Went looking for some screen shots last night. Planned to take some old folks down the city to seethe gardens in Autumn (Fall) colours (colors). 6AM. Running late (as usual) ;) Crap! There's the bus full of old folks - and Mike, speeding away with thumbs up! Must be sneakin' back to that new girl of his. How DOES he afford a Benz?http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d88234d6e593cfb.jpgGot my favourite parking spot. Hmmmm, new tree!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d8823ae719c64af.jpgSuit on. Coffee down the hatch. Flight plan sorted. Mike's done the checklist. Supposed to be rain coming. Looks fine from here(famous last words). Ken's smilin'! Quick peek out the door - still there. Nice garden...http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d8823e173f1c4fe.jpgLet's go! Looks kinda gloomy huh? Lotsa dew on the plane. And where's the ground crew?http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d88240c757e80ad.jpgPre-checks OK. GC skinning knuckles and pumpin' gas! Covers on, doors secure. Kick her over and presto! Just like the book says!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d882438770f7e63.jpgLove the simplicity of Unicom - we're outta here! http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d88246d78f490ff.jpgThose cows look darn close to the runway to me, I hope the new 'Drisco-Link' fence keeps them off it!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d8824d67d1d626e.jpgA quick rumble down to the runway, final checks OK, blast Unicom and 'Seattle here we come!' :-hahhttp://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d88250c7f222084.jpgUm err, well not long after that, and just about when I was lining up for some good passing shots of Mt. Rainier, the good ol' FU3 Weather Engine kicked in didn't it? A bit of patchy cloud then - whiteout. This continued but got worse with bad winds and turbulence. I think some passengers even threw up! Then I followed Seattle ATC up and down all over the place before finally making it over the threshold, and getting lost before parking. With the weather so lousy, I got no new shots down there so the oldies pic-nicked at the community hall and we went back. The return journey was exactly the reverse except for a brief minute early onwhere the cloud (and rain) gave up a bit. I much prefer VFR forscreenshots!http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d88254602d9c404.jpgBy the time I got back, the sun was shining and you wouldn't have known the difference! Lucky, not a hope of finding THIS place in bad weather! Green blinking light or not, I'd be spending the night at The Dalles :-(http://ftp.avsim.com/dcforum/User_files/3d882571044662ef.jpgOne day I'll get the complete travelogue. Unfortunately, I can't resist using the weather effects to 100%. Sorry.Love this sim :-)Jon Point*************************(effyouthree@hotmail.com)*************************

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Uh, sorry Folks!Dunno what's wrong with these shots but they look fine on my desktop. For some reason they've gone real dark here! Maybe you can wind up the brightness a bit to compensate. It's a pity 'coz the atmosphere of dawn or evening flying can't be beat I reckon :-)Jon Point*************************(effyouthree@hotmail.com)*************************

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Yup, the old sim's still got some life in her. I was flying in anbd out of low scudding clouds last night - the transparency and misting effects were beautiful, but the weather closed in so I headed for Olympia - I can land on that one in bad weather! But just the feeling of dipping in and out of low clouds was unbelievable. You better boost the brightness and contrast for your next upload.Nice little airport though!

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Here's one of Jon's pics with brightness up 70%, contrast up 20%.Hope this works!

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