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  1. Hi all! A few more easyjet flights across europe: Tivat: Marrakech: Gatwick: Hurghada:
  2. But otherwise all those lights wouldn't have fit on the picture 😆
  3. Good morning! As promised, I am trying to post more regularly! Today a picture, at the climbout from Faro in the morning: Have a nice week everybody!
  4. Thank you all a lot! I will try to show pictures more often!
  5. Hello everyone! I just realized that I have not shown any photos since September! 😱 I'll have to do it now! Sorry, there are really a lot of pictures, there has been a lot of them accumulated the last time! And despite the difficult time at the moment, I wish everyone a Happy Easter!
  6. Good morning everyone! Might I share trip report? Pushing back at Frankfurt for a 10 hours flight to Windhoek (Namibia): ... and climbing out... After a few hours inflight we've reached the African continent and the Sahara: Unfortunately a lot of clouds were above the southern half of Africa. Approaching Windhoek during a bit of rain: And the return flight to Frankfurt the next day: Leaving Windhoek via RWY 08, the weather was still not better: The north of Namibia, above the Otjikoto Mine Better weather today over central Africa: The Sahara again: and approaching Frankfurt in the last light of the day:
  7. Hello everyone! I am working on a photo scenery for Africa for 2.5 years now. Sounds megalomaniac? It is. In the meantime, the project is already well progressed, and many people told me to do some advertising for it. First of all the little story behind the project: After I bought the FSL bus, I noticed how bad the performance of the FSL bus was together with ORBX Germany. So I was searching for a solution, and I found it in Photosceneries. Since I didn't want to fly without autogen, I used my experience from my geography studies and programmed Python scripts based on arcpy. These are able to generate high-precision autogen for the sim based on OSM and Corine data sets, as well as water data, elevation data, population data, etc. and with the help of ScenProc. After Germany was finished, I created Belgium. Although the data for these countries was very good, I started writing Python scripts in parallel, which can also create autogen based on Landsat and Sentinel data, in regions where OSM data is hardly available - like Africa. And so, since Africa is a dark spot in the sim, I started to create african countries about 1 year ago. It took again more than 6 months, until my scripts - and the results - were good enough to post the first pictures. And yes, what can I say, the feedback was excellent! And while I'm still improving my scripts piece by piece, I've been releasing a country every now and then since half a year. At the moment approx. 30 % Africas are covered. Here's a small list of the features I've put a lot of effort on: - Good photo scenery with 2 m/px without strong visible color transitions and without many clouds - Accurate Water- (based on OSM) and Blendmasks - Color adjustments so that desert areas are not overexposed - Accurate autogen vegetation (based on vegetation classifications and land cover data), spatial resolution less than 10 m - Accurate autogen buildings (method introduced with Senegal), placement based on OSM and high resolution land cover data - Small file size (I expect to get whole Africa in less than 700 GB) - No performance impacts But I think I've written enough for now, so some pictures: More Information about my project you can find here: Project Africa - FSDeveloper.com and here: Project Africa - FSXforum.de Have a nice wekend everybody and kind regards! Matthias
  8. Thanks! And yes, the paint is really nice to look at! 😃
  9. Thank you! I am using Tomatoshade, and the RD Preset...
  10. Hello everyone! Yesterday I took advantage of the great weather, and after a long time I sat in the cockpit of a propeller plane again... I don't want to withhold the pictures from a sightseeing flight over Upper and Lower Bavaria from you: I hope you like them!
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