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  1. Agree with Holdit! I use both FSX and Xplane - and won't touch P3D with a 10-foot pole. So nothing there for me to tick... Cheers Mallard
  2. Mallard

    Bray Air Show 2018

    Yeah. Sitting under my umbrella on Sunday afternoon waiting for the display to start (which was delayed by approx. 3/4 of an hour) I thought back to the weeks and weeks of sunshine out of pure blue skies. But the clouds did make for some interesting pics 🙂 Cheers Mallard
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    Bray Air Show 2018

    Some pictures I took at last weekend's Bray Air Show, Co Wicklow, Ireland 🙂 best copy-paste this link into your browser. When calling up a picture click once into it to get rid of the grey heading piece to see it in its entirety. Use the <- and -> arrow-keys on your keyboard to go forward or back. Cheers Mallard
  4. Mallard

    New Third Runway at Heathrow?

    The thing about these expansions is the knock-on effect on the surrounding communities... I was looking at buying property in the Frankfurt region just shortly after their fourth runway (which only is used for landing) was opened in 2011. That fourth runway led to a massive collapse in house prices in what was once one of the most sought-after (and pricey) parts of the city, Sachsenhausen, and the equivalent area to the west (especially Flörsheim). Just for fun I spent a day in Flörsheim, as I could have gotten myself some brilliant places for next to nothing and had lived smack-bang next to one of the busiest freight-train lines in Germany which operated 363 days a year, 24/7. Truth be told: although I love plane-spotting and simming - there was no way that I would want to live less than 1000 feet under a landing A330 at 6 in the morning after a hot summer night... Of course I then applied the same criterion of staying well away from the most affected areas when it came to my move to Dublin. I challenge anyone who complains about initiatives, political parties or other interest groups opposing these expansions to actually go and live at the end of a major airport's runway for a year. Cheers Mallard
  5. Mallard

    Cyprus Airspace Closed...

    And accroding to Limassol and Paphos airports flights in and out of Cyprus are taking place as sceduled... Cheers Mallard
  6. Mallard

    Bulk C r a p Uninstaller

    And two hours later my laptop is limping back into existance... So whatever you do, make a full system restore point before you install this programme. I took the most basic options when starting it and all I wanted to do is remove one 6 year old game and one social media app that was delivered together with the laptop itself (so it was probably at least 10 years old - and was never used) just to see how it worked. Then the whole thing virtually blew up in my face. BCU even took itself out, so the restore point created by it was not available. Thank goodness for Win's system restore point which was just two days old :) But I still will have to dig out my old Office CDs to repair Word and Excel... They appear to be truly and propery banjaxed. Cheers Mallard
  7. Mallard

    Congratulations SpaceX !!

    That landing sequence has to be the most science-fictiony thing I've ever seen... I was actually completely unaware of the whole thing until I saw a brief mention on the BBC that the launch had been delayed but now would go ahead in about an hour's time. So I found the livestream online and watched it from there. Great footage - and, whoha! Is he really sending a car up to space! Nice touch and some cool product placement! Oh, ok! Don't Panic! Yep, that's neat. Can probably turn off now. But wait.. They are showing the boosters coming down - so, ok - the landing parachutes should be coming up soon and then we might even see them splash down in the sea. Just a minute... They are actually doing what!?! *mind blown* Cheers Mallard
  8. Bear with me - I'm still setting my new X plane installation up - but I thought I'd share some of the screenies I took on a recent flight around Dublin :) The first three pics are "real world", that I took while the South African registered Aer Lingus came for a spin over my place back in Summer. I can't find out where she ended up, but only a couple of weeks after arriving in Ireland she appears to have made her way over to the continent. No idea when she'll be back in Irish skies... But luckily enough I can at least take the virtual version for a spin :) Dun Laoghaire harbour in the background and Coliemore harbour just below the nose The Sugarloaf on the right, with Kilmacanoge just at the edge of the picture Heading back north with Killiney Hill ahead I live pretty much exactly at the position light of the left-hand wingtip Dublin port with the iconic Poolbeg Stacks in the background Arriving at EIDW Dublin, runway 34 And parked at the gate Cheers Mallard
  9. Some pics from flights with various Sunbird planes in and around PNG Pics are edited to give them an "older" feel. Cheers Mallard
  10. Looks used and bruised - but still going strong :) Fine pics! Cheers Mallard
  11. Some really nice ones in this selection. Florida truly has a unique type of landscape. Cheers Mallard
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    Just some (yes, quite heavily edited) pics from a couple of flights I thought I might share... Cheers Mallard
  13. Mallard

    Cairo to Seychelles

    Great looking set! Thanks for sharing these pics. Mallard
  14. Hard to believe that's a sim. Very nice pics! Cheers Mallard
  15. Mallard

    Wildlife up the top end

    Thanks a lot for the comments! Yes - that's just one of a wide choice of liveries that's already included in the package. I'm pretty sure that a lot of user generated content will follow soon... Did I mention that the sky, clouds and sea are REX-enhanced? Cheers Mallard