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  1. Thanks! I'll check'em out!
  2. I'm not sure they keep "avoiding" making one...I'm just not sure the demand is there. I'd love to have one in real life, but for flightsim or P3D, I think they'd be speed is around that of a 182, and I haven't really found a good simulation of bush flying in the game. The PT6 is about as bulletproof and hands off as a turboprop can be, so there's not much in terms of additional workload. It's a cool airplane for sure. It's capabilities are outstanding. I just don't think it's qualities would really translate to the game.
  3. I'm not really sure what you're trike story had to do with this, John. Weather happens. I will agree however that we should let the investigators do their work.
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    Why the World is Running Out of Pilots

    Mario hit the nail on the head. No one wants to pay the equivalent of becoming an MD, and then get stuck with a low salary for the majority of your career (there are exceptions, of course). Airlines are now offering to pay for the flight school to get people in the door. That's not without problems either, of course. They're requiring you to basically front the cost, and then reimburse you in installments after. Take JetBlue's gateway program. Sure, you can skip the regionals and go directly to a major, however you have to be able to pluck $125,000.00 from the money tree and float it for a few years while training. Or take a look at the Epic-Ameriflight gateway program. It's a better deal than Jetblue's in my opinion, but you still have to front approximately $53,000.00. That will get you a chance to go to Ameriflight flying boxes, and then Ameriflight has a flow thru program with UPS. Of course those aren't the only options, but either way, you're going to be shelling out a lot of money with no meaningful return for a long time. Me personally, I got my private back in 2008, and worked on advanced ratings. I used to want to go to the airlines, but I realized that once my hobby would become work, then I'd probably start to hate it. Now I have a successful career where I'm home every night, get better pay, and can fly when I want to, where I want to, with who I want to. And still enjoy it!
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    How To: Trim like a Pro

    I'm not sure how it translates to the sim, but in the real world with most training aircraft you can roll the trim the whole way to the stop (towards up) and it will establish word not allowed close to best glide..within 1-2 kts.
  6. Started out with FS5, flying the 182 and Lear...I wasn't into the Sopwith Camel or the glider. I got hold of some instrument flying books and taught myself how to fly some basic instruments like tracking VOR's and using an ILS. Then I started playing Falcon 3.0 for awhile. I also started to collect and fly all of the Janes titles as they came out. All the while upgrading FS as the new versions were released. Then I started flying for real in 2008. Now I'm flying P3D, and I fly whatever. Sometimes I'll fly the A2A Comanche to practice real world maneuvers before I go do them in the actual aircraft, sometimes after. I like to use it to fly instrument approaches to keep me sharp. Other times I may fly a warbird or airliner. I never followed the real world progression theory. I just want to have fun flying what I want, how I want, where I want
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    Blackfly - would you try this craft?

    I don't disagree with your post, but I'm curious what private plane's you've been flying that have installed, working A/C. I can count on less than one hand the different ones I've flown where it's installed and working: An SR22, and a Cessna 340. The majority of the GA fleet in the states (and I'm assuming the rest of the world) don't have A/C. Even on, say, the Piper's that originally came with it, it's usually removed to save the weight. Heat is another story...I don't think I've flown a single airplane without heat (for obvious reasons).
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    Airbus vs boeing flight deck

    Good catch! I totally missed that it was the rear. I was trying to think of where it came from! That explains the layout... But, how about the SR-71? This one is from the front seat this time!
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    Airbus vs boeing flight deck

    If you think the forward visibility is bad in some airliners, you should look at some fighter cockpits. There are some out there with minimal forward view besides through the HUD, and a couple slivers of space on either side of the HUD.
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    PMDG Lockheed L-1049

    A2A did the L-049 with accusim. I bought it soon after it came out, and have been extremely impressed with it since. It's not the L-1049, but if you want to fly a Connie realistically, it can't be beat.
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    Had a good flight today

    Kind of a cool story with what happened to the planes from that movie. They've since all been auctioned off.
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    Different issues

    So it's like a real airplane then? hahaha, I joke. But I do sort of like the idea of the unreliability of it. Just like one of the things that bugs me in all FS planes is that the fuel gauges are reliable. It irks me to no end!
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    Change installation path?

    Add me to the list of people that installs FS stuff to somewhere other than the C: drive.
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    MD80 Routes?

    Here's some: Also here: A little time spent with Google should nab you some other good ones. That first link is pretty good though. For example, with just a tad of looking through it, I found effective Oct. 1, 1996 that Meridiana flew the MD80 as flight 1107 and 1105 Between Milan Malpensa and Rome. Flight 1107 departed at 1535 and landed at 1700. Looks like it was daily service Mon-Fri, and didn't fly on Sat. Sun. Flight 1105 did seem to cover the weekends though, departing at 2055 and arriving at 2200. It flew this every day but Friday's. Hope this helps!
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    Chandler to Sedona

    I've flown into Sedona tons of times (VFR and IFR) in a few different types of planes. Fun airport, good FBO, and a great restaurant. Just ignore the books on Vortexes for sale. One thing that I wish FS modeled was ground effect. It's easy to float for days when landing there. There have been a couple times flying in where my pride was hurt knowing that everyone in the restaurant and on the flight line saw me botch the landing! Remember to lean for max power during your run up before takeoff! Especially during the summer!