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  1. P3D 4.1 CTD near Labrador

    I’m originally from the rock.
  2. P3D 4.1 CTD near Labrador

    I am not a P3D user yet and I have been following this thread with interest. I cannot test and this is all conjecture on my part. This part of the world, assuming that P3D has the correct time zones in place, is unique. According to, Nuuk is a half hour ahead of Newfoundland & Labrador. Newfoundland & Labrador is a half hour ahead of Atlantic Canada. Atlantic Canada is an hour ahead of Eastern US. Correct me if I’m wrong, but half hour time zone changes are not the norm in the world. I believe the only other part of the world that this occurs is in North Korea which is relatively new. Not sure if P3D has that implemented. In the Southern Pacific there are some strange time zones as well. Tonga vs. The Chatham Islands. That appears to be a 45 minute time zone change. If it is a time zone thing, then maybe a test flight between North and South Korea would help isolate that, unless P3D doesn’t incorporate the time change between the two Koreas. Maybe a test flight South Pacific might further isolate this. There are quite a few half hour time zones between Greenland and Canada so this is why I chimed in on this. Like I said, all conjecture on my part, take it for what it is worth.
  3. Moving on

    I’ll be on P3D within the year.
  4. Your Favourite December Flights?

    Just wondering, what are your December themed flights? In the darkness of December (northern hemisphere) what brings the holiday spirit to you? When I was a kid, I was on an annual flight from CYSJ to CYYT on the defunct EPA 737s. It was always cold and snowy. Just wondering what your memories are and what you enjoy simming at this time of year?
  5. PMDG C Series and MAX on horizon????

    I read all this and this is like the Pepsi and Coke argument. I do not currently use P3D or FSX so I cannot claim expertise regarding the PMDG offerings. I do think Milton has a bit of a valid point. If PMDG has access to Boeing data, then I would expect their aircraft to behave more realistically than iFly. I don’t know if iFly is privy to any Boeing data or not. I would imagine that they probably get their data from other sources, internet or through airlines or other operators of the aircraft. But both developers offerings are made to work within the confines of a desktop computer with some limitations when you equate it with the real world example. I use the iFly in FS9 and from my limited knowledge of 737s and 747s, they seem accurate to me. I’m sure both developers employed heuristics in their development. Airbus guards their data and specifications quite closely. So FSLabs probably used other means to develop their Airbus. Probably consulting with operators and the use of heuristics. I don’t how anyone did their development, I’m just guessing, but as I said, Pepsi vs. Coke.
  6. [VATSIM] What have I done wrong?

    All I can say is wow! I was thinking what everyone said. Attracting new people into this hobby is not achieved by the comments indicated in this thread. I enjoy a couple of glasses of wine will I fly in my pretend world. Because that’s all it is. I’m sure real world pilots don’t get forecasts of micro stutters, blurries, sudden frame rate drops, textures not loading and square tiles. If some one wants to go to Gatwick in Transavia or Air Koryo, is that any sweat off of your back? Like I said, it’s a pretend world. Good on the OP in trying this out and immersing themselves. I would have done the same.
  7. Wilco Citation X

    In the Technical Information tab on their website, compatible with XP and 7 32 bit. Nothing indicated regarding x64.
  8. Has anyone here flown in a 787?

    Sweet ride. Business class is very comfy. Electrostatic windows a nice touch. Slept like a cat.
  9. Irma blasted Princess Juliana

    What really bites, I booked a vacation there earlier in the year for December. I know Maho Beach is gone, the Sunset Grill is gone and I don't even know if my hotel on the French side is still standing. It's actually quite depressing. I have been there once before, I am going for 3 weeks to celebrate my birthday with my family. This was 3 years in the planning. I am optimistic that by December, if Jose misses, that there should be some semblance of the Sint Maarten life, but it won't be 100% the way it was for a long time.
  10. Time to take FS9 and others off life support

    Oh the great debate. I guess one question is, who is being harmed and what is the harm being done if people choose to stay with the simulator of their choice? Nobody has empirically ever answered that question. Most people who choose to remain with "legacy" platforms are the ones who enjoy it as it does what they want it to do. I have FS9, I use it exclusively, and It meets my current needs. Another reason is pure economics. See, I live in one of the most expensive cities in the world. I have two teenagers and a wife who must travel every chance she gets. So, for me to drop a couple of grand on a new machine doesn't even fit into my budget at this moment. So, pragmatically, I choose to stay with the old simulator. By switching now, the only harm I do is to my family and possibly moving into an early grave or a apartment for recently divorced guys. I don't think I am harming the community by staying with FS9. Several developers have completely dropped further FS9 offerings. I don't see the harm in staying until I'm ready to move on. Heck, 9/10 doctors will say don't make any changes to your lifestyle until you're ready.
  11. NexGen Sim - dead in the water

    Well said.
  12. NexGen Sim - dead in the water

    You have to give the guy credit for at least trying. How many opportunities have fallen through the wayside because no one attempted to follow through. Maybe he didn't have the business savvy that was required or general expertise. But he tried and I think any ridicule or ostracizing is pretty harsh. Just look at the reoccurring themes of posts that show up, the desire to move on to a modern simulator similar to the high end graphics found in various video games, but they need to be backward compatible with all the add ons purchased, with realistic ATC. If someone announces that they will try, they get laughed off the stage. I personally commend him for giving it the college try, I don't know what kind of financial backing he had, but you can look no further than Star Citizen at something that has relatively unlimited resources and has failed to produce a finished product.
  13. Credit card stolen after a simmarket order?

    Seeing that we are exchanging war stories. I used my credit card about 7 years ago on one of the stores, it might have been Simmarket, or it might have been someone else. Anyway, the card was held jointly with the Mrs. She got a phone call asking if we had rented a hotel, hired the services of an escort agency, paid a power bill and purchased anything at the Apple Store. I got a phone call from her at my office asking about a hotel and escort agency. Well, I can honestly say I never made those kind of charges, but it was a fairly "interesting discussion". I phoned the credit card company to get to the bottom of it. They never told her or she never asked, but the charges were for £13,000. I was never in England during that time. Over half was the agency, and about £2,500 at the Apple Store. My wife and I had a good laugh and I hope that the responsible party had a good time and enjoyed their Apple Purchases. I just had to get a form notarized indicating that I did not make those charges. Nearly did not have enough credit to book hotels and cars in South Africa. That's my war story.
  14. Prepar3D V5 Speculation Thread

    My Opinion - Funny!