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About JRMurray

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  • Birthday 12/29/1959

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    Surrey, BC, Canada
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    Simming, aviation, ice hockey (Go, Canucks!)

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    I've been simming since the Timex Sinclair, probably around 30 years or so, and I've owned and used every version of Flight Simulator since the beginning. In FSX, I enjoy flying both GA aircraft and airliners.

    In my real life, I'm a university associate dean. My background is teaching English--so mind your p's and q's. As for hobbies, flight simming is my main one, but I am a huge ice hockey fan as well: I enjoy watching (go, Canucks!) and playing the game (I'm a goaltender).

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  1. Interesting. Given the exchange between Pounds and Canadian dollars, I probably spend a little less. Here's another perspective on the cost of flight simming (helps immensely with justifying CPU upgrades, expensive add-on aircraft, high quality yokes, and the like to my wife): the cost of my flight simming is far, far, far less than what I would spend in Canada on real-life flying lessons, renting GA aircraft, etc. 🙂
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    Where Simmers hail from

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    More from the "PSX" of the Airbuses ...

    Hmm. Very interesting!
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    Where Simmers hail from

    Where are you located, Tino?
  5. Great to hear from a neighbour, too, Dane. I was just in White Rock on Mother's Day, but it was such a lovely hot day and therefore so busy that I couldn't find parking 🙂 and ended up going to Crescent Beach instead. Coincidentally, my home base airport is also CZBB. Thanks for the recommendation re: Don Grovestine's scenery. I'll have to check it out. Concerning CSK8, yes, I have the same problem, but I see that later in the thread Alex and you have figured it out.
  6. Hey, Dane, I live near CSK8, too! I live near Highway 10 and 152, so I'm about a five minute drive away. I don't know if you've heard, but after decades, King George Airpark is going to close. Apparently the owners of the property on which CSK8 sits are not going to renew the lease. I often see ultralights from my backyard as they head to CSK8 to land. I'm going to miss that.
  7. After performing well for almost 8 years, my TrackIR 5 died last night. I bought it in the summer of 2010, and it's served me well for years. The camera section of the TrackIR application shows only solid red lines, which is an indication that the camera has stopped functioning properly. I've already ordered another one. Come to think of it, this is the first time I've replaced a piece of equipment with exactly the same piece of equipment (and not an upgrade of some sort). 😁 I just can't live without a TrackIR after using it for so long.
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    ATC option window choices grayed out

    I had the same problem. I deleted my default flight, which I had set up prior to installing v4.2, and then created a new default flight. I haven't had any issues since then.
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    Ha! Beat me to it ...
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    Antonov An2

    Interesting video ... and I actually liked the music: The Smiths "How soon is now?" Ahh ... 80s indie rock at its finest. :-)
  11. In the words of Little Britain ... "I want that one."
  12. I've been around since the Timex Sinclair 1000, and I'm still here. A little quiet, but still here. :-)
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    Where Simmers hail from

    I'm a Canadian, born in New Brunswick, but I've lived most of my life in Vancouver, BC. and its suburbs. I now live in Surrey, BC, about 11 kms west of CYNJ, and only a few kms northeast of CSK8, both of which are in FSX/P3D (at least, with ORBX Pacific Northwest). Incidentally, I work about a block away from CYNJ, which has quite a lot of GA traffic. I often hear GA aircraft overhead as they take off from the airport.
  14. Nice! Brought back lots of memories of this past summer: my wife and I did a river cruise down the Danube, from Nuremberg to Budapest. We stopped in Melk and explored the Abbey, and we went to the Schönbrunn-Palace as well. Loved Salzburg and Vienna!
  15. Great news! There is a sim god! :-)