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  1. Thank you! Yes, they have a support crew with a Pilatus PC-12 traveling alongside. They still have a long way to go, hope they will make it through without major issues.
  2. Starting from UK, the Silver Spitfire G-IRTY has progressed to Japan on her around the world flight. 76 years old and still going strong! Arrived from Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia to New Chitose, Japan on late Saturday afternoon, September 21. Continuing the journey this morning. Thumbs up and ready to go! Below is a link to the project website, including live tracking. Go see it, if you get a chance! The official Silver Spitfire website
  3. Looks very smart, especially with a proper P-8A model. One suggestion, in case you are planning to fine tune it further: you could try lowering the NAVY title and insignia on the fuselage a bit. The bottom of the word "NAVY" should be on level with that "bend" line on the fuselage. It's a cool looking bird in real life and your rendition does it justice . Here's one I saw in an airshow few years ago.
  4. EchoKilo


    Only ones I am aware of are by Matt Wynn, downloadable from his website. http://mattwyn2.wixsite.com/tigermousedesign
  5. I would assume the offer will be valid until midnight September 30 (I believe Steam uses PST, but not sure on that).
  6. Well, definitely not all of them. I reside in Japan and therefore I tend to fly around there in the sim from time to time and pay closer attention to that region. In there, at least, the airport data seems to be no different from FSX. For example, Haneda airport is missing the new international terminal and fourth runway, both of which have been operational since 2010. Also missing are Kobe airport along with the island it's been built on, and at Kansai airport the second runway and LCC terminal are missing. New Kitakyushu airport is not included either. None of these are of course major things unless you have a special interest in flying around Japan, but it would be nice to have those brought up to date in the future. What ever updates have been done to the airports within FSW, they are likely limited to Europe/US, not so much elsewhere on the globe. Nevertheless, I find FSW to be quite enjoyable, will be interesting to see how it evolves over the coming months.
  7. I have similar GTX750 Ti, but I am looking at going for GTX1070 for my new rig which I am planning to get before the end of the year. My brother has a GTX1070 with 8GB, and based on what he told me, FSW was occasionally taking up as much as 4.7GB of video memory. So it might, especially with future updates in mind, be better to go for more than 4GB if possible.
  8. Having some fun with the DA42 Twin Star.
  9. EchoKilo


    Just as Heimi posted above (Thank You, Heimi!). Just make sure you have the paths correct (Local=). If you are not familiar with this type of editing, make sure to take a backup of the original file before making any changes, and try adding just one scenery area first. Once you get that working, it'll be easier to add more as/if needed.
  10. EchoKilo


    I have only edited the one in the main FSW folder, and it seems to have done the trick in my case when I installed the Free Mesh X to improve the scenery a bit (I of course took a backup of the original scenery.cfg file, just in case).
  11. I suppose it could depend on where in the world you're flying in. For what it's worth, at least in the area where I actually live and which I am familiar with, the FSW representation of rivers, lakes and coastlines is a lot more accurate than what was the case with stock FSX. Sure, you could improve FSX with add-on packages, but it's clear that as far as stock, out-of-the-box product goes, FSW has definitely got some improvements in the scenery department. The landclass could use more work (esp. city areas etc.), but I hope that will be resolved in the future, perhaps via Orbx landclass products or something similar.
  12. Thanks for the photos, Mallard! Brings back some memories. I went to the Bray Air Show back in 2008, when I was living in Dublin. Seems like the event has gotten bigger, with all the jets and warbirds. Would have loved to see the Viggen and Catalina myself. Looks like a great event! I have a few photos from the 2008 show over here: Bray Air Show 2008
  13. Yes, the 777-300 is still used a lot on the Japanese domestic routes, as is the 777-200. JAL has already retired three of their domestic 777-300's, with 4 remaining in service. ANA still has all (7) of theirs, I think. As far as the 747 goes, ANA retired their last 747-400D in March 2014. JAL had retired all of theirs a few years earlier. Even the 777-300ER can sometimes be seen on domestic routes, but its not common. Sometimes they fly a domestic hop in continuation of an international flight (i.e. JFK - NRT - CTS/ITM etc. (arriving in late evening), and then flying the opposite way next morning (the international destination may change).
  14. Even if it is the weather thing, it may not end up looking exactly like what people are perhaps expecting or hoping for. After all, we haven't seen any teasers or such to base our expectations on. I've seen the TrueSky's Youtube video, of course, but I guess there's no telling that its FSW implementation would look similar (assuming that that's what they have chosen as the new weather engine, which is something we don't know yet for sure either).
  15. I only had a chance to try a short test flight late last night after the update was released, but even from that one short flight it was evident that, at least for me, the immersion factor took a quantum leap forward with the C&D and implementation of checklists. Very nicely done!
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