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  1. Well then chaps i would just like to wish everybody here on the forum a very Happy New Year, And hope you all have a great year to come in 2022. Lets raise a glass to absent friends as well we all have some here on the forum. And Thank all of you for being here through out 2021 and now into 2022 on the best flightsim forum around, I hope to see more and more of your fantastic shots in the screenshot forum this year to come, And Thank you all for taking part in the Screenshot contests every month im glad i dont have to choose a winner anymore your shots are so good. Well thats it so have a great 2022 and i hope a safe one for us all here. cheers Iain Ayiesha and Mr Rollo.
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  2. I've never owned a complicated payware aircraft in all my years of simming. Corresponding with a fellow "Orbxer", who mentioned that the Kodiak 100 was a really nice aircraft and on his Christmas list, made me think. So I took the plunge and decided that maybe Santa could come early. There's a first time for everything in life, and all I can say at this point is "Oh my goodness . I had no idea of the quality, the feel of flight and the handling " that a payware aircraft recreates. So here with my very limited piloting skills is a brief journey around my test airport, the excellent KAVX @Ken Hall I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. We live in difficult times at the moment , but the one thing I can also count on is the kindness and comrade of my fellow Orbx members. The world is changing rapidly and it is really wonderful to have a place to go to such as this forum We would be nothing without the developers , and Orbx managment and staff who labour behind the scenes to bring us so much enjoyment in our virtual world. And lastly to Iain, who keeps a close watch on us all , but always is the consummate gentleman, when he kindly keeps us on the straight and narrow. You are so much appreciated Iain -- thank you So to all of you -- the Orbx team, our developers and my fellow members, a tip of the hat and my sincere appreciation and thanks for helping to have made our world a better place. Cheers Pete In a way, I felt like I had just brought a brand new car and parked it out on the driveway, while I waited to see what the neighbour's reaction would be. It's all super shiny and even has the "new car smell" As you can see, the folks at KAVX, are a tough crowd and the reaction was , well let's just say a bit underwhelming.... But it's all good and I decided to go for a brief spin. I'm really happy with the new wheels and that's all that matters. This is the point that I realized that I was flying something much more realistic. I had Rex Weatherforce with live weather, and although it was clear, it was quite windy. The way the aircraft responded to the wind was just so very different than anything I had experienced before And this is actually a bit tricky. So full disclosure here.... I was enjoying my flight immensely , but honestly at this point, I was thinking "you don't know what you are doing, have you lost your mind?" But I was committed so I went for it! The landing was a bit "rough" but overall wasn't too bad I thought I've never actually been down at this end of the airport before, sorry to say, so it was definitely a new experience
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  3. Hi there! First of all, Happy New Year to everyone, and if you are celebrating Orthodox Christmas, Merry Christmas to you as well. I don't usually do this kind of announcement but I guess it's time for something new and exciting, time for a little change, change for the better. With tons of emails, direct messages on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc., I thought it might actually be a good idea to share some progress and future plans with all of you in one place, and what better place is there than Orbx. 2022 is looking promising so far, and with that said, I have come up with 2 lists of airports that are planned to be developed. List #1 is for those airports that are already being made or are in the queue for development. List #2 is a hypothetical list that is subject to change and is of course open for your suggestions. Cheers. 2022 Development Roadmap Aldergrove/Belfast International Airport Aberdeen International Airport 2022 Development Roadmap Suggestions East Midlands Airport A little preview of the upcoming Belfast Intl. If you're located in Belfast or have photos of it (Main terminal exterior/interior), please DM/email me, thanks!
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  4. There were these two elderly people living in a Florida mobile home park. He was a widower and she a widow. They had known each other for a number of years. Now, one evening there was a community supper in the big activity center. These two were at the same table, across from one another. As the meal went on, he made a few admiring glances at her and finally gathered up his courage to ask her, "Will you marry me?" After a dramatic pause and precisely six seconds of 'careful consideration,' she answered. "Yes. Yes, I will." The meal ended and with a few more pleasant exchanges and they went to their respective places. Next morning, he was troubled. "Did she say 'yes' or did she say 'no'?" He couldn't remember. Try as he would, he just could not recall. Not even a faint memory. With trepidation, he went to the telephone and called her. First, he explained to her that he didn't remember as well as he used to. Then he reviewed the lovely evening past. As he gained a little more courage, he then inquired of her, "When I asked if you would marry me, did you say 'Yes' or did you say 'No'?" He was delighted to hear her say, "Why, I said, 'Yes, yes I will' and I meant it with all my heart." Then she continued, "And I am so glad that you called, because I couldn't remember who had asked me."
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  5. I'm kinda late You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I'm telling you why..
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  6. Hello all, or G'day all in strayan (australian). I haven't been here for years, I am now 91 years old and still kicking, heading for the 100. I just want to say HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am re-installing my FSX Gold from the old disks I've had for years, still have all my Orbx scenery I bought, trying to re-install those too. I've forgotten most of the shortcuts and fixes so, it is not easy. I shall be back to this Forum again from now on so, see you again.
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  7. Cheers R "Nothing says hot and humid summer than an impending thunderstorm" Mackay Airport, South Mackay, Queensland , Australia
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  8. Hey everyone, I am OKAY! Thanks for the concern The horrendous fires that affected the Boulder and Superior locales are about 180 miles north of where I live. I do have some friends in the affected areas, but they are safe and sound. Sorry for not responding sooner, as I had a friend visiting from far away and I have not been on here for a few days as a result. But again, I am safe and the fires were not near me. Thanks again for your concern Landon
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  9. Now this is interesting. Beers I need beers Cheers k.
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  10. Once upon a time, a guy asked a girl "Will you marry me?" The girl said NO". And the guy lived happily ever after and went fishing, hunting and played golf a lot and drank beer and farted whenever he wanted. (This wonderful fairy tale was plagiarized by mefrom a very smart and nice guy) Oh, oh my wife is calling. Sorry gotta go before she reads this. Cheers Karl.
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  11. The new LevelUp 737-800 NG at bumpy Orbx Leeds Bradford to demonstrate Wing Flex and Suspension Compression
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  12. Been a while, hope you are all doing great! London Police patrol passing Canary Wharf on its way to City airport
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  13. It is difficult to answer this question .... as others have mentioned. As Landon has mentioned Orbx has never developed an airport near me. At the time of the following (about 10 years ago) , I had only just begun to be acquainted with Orbx and had only made a few purchases. We were on a holiday in Australia, and we just driving in the Hunter Valley when we went past Cessnock airport. I was really taken with the architecture of the hanger building (it is quite unique) and mentioned that I had seen it somewhere before , but couldn't remember where. When I got back home I looked up Cessnock at Orbx, had my aha moment, and thought this is as real as what I saw. These guys are incredibly good And as they say, the rest is history Cheers
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  14. Orbx has never developed an airport near me or one that is personal to me, so I can't really comment too much on this topic. That said, I've never been one who had this desire to see my house in the sim, or my local airport. What I enjoy is getting to discover places in the sim that I would most likely not ever get to experience in real life, and Orbx does accomplish that for me Landon
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  15. Arrival Munich...a new Aircraft & Airport have joined the fleet. Sorry about the speed brakes not being retracted, new aircraft...yah, read the checklist! [Click] to see the larger picture. Thanks for viewing & commenting, Darryl
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  16. Love it! Two airports that have been slighty underrepresented in the past. I'd buy anything if you are wanting to stay in the UK. East Mids, Doncaster, Norwich, Exeter, Jersey/Guernsey and a bit smaller but still great (and close to me) Humberside and Isle of Man. If size isn't an issue, MSFS needs a high quality Heathrow, If you aren't committed to the UK, then I have enough suggestions to keep you in business for decades
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  17. Wishing my forum mates a great 2022. Never met one of you in person but feel a bond. Success, love and peace x Cheers Graeme
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  18. Well, for me there was plenty in 2021 that I enjoyed... 1) fun, multi day trip to Roswell NM..didn't see any actual aliens, but was fun to explore the sights and sounds in town. 2) An awesome week long Jeepin' trip with friend to Moab Utah! Can't wait to go again! 3) A great week long rafting and camping trip on the Colorado River with other Veterans. Great, social adventurous week that was! 4) A 5 day Jeepin' trip to Ouray CO, in the southwest Rockies with friends. Great trails and beautiful scenery! 5) A return of my favorite time of the year, beginning of December I attended a week long ski trip in Breckenridge CO with hundreds of other Veterans, friends and family members. Already counting the days until next December. All of this reminds me that there is still plenty to enjoy in life and the ability to thrive is still there. Cheers to a happy 2022 to all! Landon
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  19. Mt. Cook, highest mountain in New Zealand, using Orbx's NZ mesh. Cheers.
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  20. My word - there's stiff competition this month!! Here's mine - Hurricane over Gloucestershire (MSFS):
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  21. As we have Kingsford Smith's Southern Cross Ford Trimotor sitting in a special building at Brisbane airport - and soon to be in our flight sim - courtesy of Orbx - maybe Orbx could just look at another Aussie Legend Also sitting in another airport building - only this time in Adelaide airport -- is the actual aircraft to make the first flight between England and Australia in 1919 - and is a Vickers Vimy WW1 bomber - flown by 2 Australian brothers Sir Ross and Keith Smith The aircraft is being re-furbished and will be back on show in the new Adelaide terminal building in approx. 2 months
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  22. MSFS Nothern Sky Studio Carenado
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  23. Great to see this famous aircraft will be pride of place at the new terminal. I stumbled across this plane one day when wandering around Adelaide airport while waiting for a flight, having no idea it was there previously. It is/was currently in an outdoor display building which is at the rear of the airport near the outdoor car park, it could even be the staff car park. I spent a good hour or two checking it out and didn't see another person there the whole time. My sister and brother in law who live near Adelaide had no idea it was there, and I would be surprised if many of the locals knew it was there. I always thought it was a fascinating looking plane, and was blown away when I saw it up close. Seeing it in person I was even more astounded at the flight that it made in it in 1919!
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  24. I’m overwhelmed and also speechless, did not expect so many comments here but I’m glad I was wrong! And even those who don’t fly in MSFS take part in this conversation which is absolutely bonkers. I’ll keep this short, but for now let’s focus mostly on Western/Central Europe with some exceptions (Good satellite coverage, mid sized airports). I’d love to make some of the airports you guys have suggested, such as those in the Middle East, but satellite imagery in those regions is often 5-10m per pixel which is really low and impossible to work with. Heathrow was mentioned a few times, but this airport is a bit too big for my preference, I don’t want to burn out and loose interest for flight simming in the middle of the development process
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  25. Coming through a combination of chronic conditions and finally feeling better and more able than I have for several years - a Merry New Year to all on this forum!
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  26. You have raised a question - what is YOUR definition of a simmer ? - or maybe - "Flight Simulation" itself Personally - I have some 600 hours actual flying time in 6 categories of GA - single and twins when I had a PPL - and all of it on VFR - since I am colour blind and wasn't allowed to fly at night - hence a restricted PPL I made dozens of approaches into all major Australian Airports - and a few in the UK and the States - none of them a "VOR or NAV' approach - and have countless hours flying in all flight simulators since 1983 ---- and have never made such an approach. Am I the definition of "a Gamer" - or a "Simmer" ?? - I have an X Box for train Sims and Formula 1 racing etc - does that make me a gamer? This category defining of the 24000+ repliers to the Navigraph survey smacks of a snobbish attitude - a typical - us and THEM scenario Please - can we drop this constant trying to define any of us - who are delighted to have a vehicle of sorts - that allows us to still be able to climb and soar above the clouds - and still be able view Mother Earth like Gods
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  27. Hmmm, the hottest Christmas I spend? Well I guess it was the one were I forgot to buy a present for she who must be obeyed. Boy, I tell yer, that was hot. Never repeated that one again.Way too hot for this guy. Beers and fuget about it. Cheers k
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  28. Hottest-- With Donna Jean Coldest-- With Patti Ann Wettest-- With Annette Louise Highest (and most tiring)-- With Dale What's His Name
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  29. The Sim Skunk Works Fiat G 91 can be bought from Orbx. Taipei city scape is a free Orbx add-on. Hengchun is a small airport at the southern tip of Taiwan. Sungshan in the north is an airport in downtown Taipei and is only open for domestic traffic. The big building is the Grand Hotel. Owned by the government it is one of the prominent buildings in Taipei. It has an exact copy in Kaoshiung, in the south of Taiwan. The white, flat building in front of the hotel is the Taipei-American Club, a favorite hang-out among the local and expat business community. You can even see its tennis courts. The Gina is almost as difficult to land as the Starfighter. Nice challenge
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  31. Orbx Alaska mesh This nicely polished PMDG DC-6B wears the markings of her Northern cousin, the last Canadair C-5 North Star "CHARLIE FIVE". C5 was the only pressurized aircraft in the Canadair fleet of North Stars of the DC-4M/Argonaut/C-54GM/C-4 variants. It was also the last produced, and only C-5 variant of the North Star fitted with PW R-2800 Double Wasp radial engines. To the members of 412 Squadron, the aircraft was known as “Charlie Five”. During much of its fifteen-year career with 412 Squadron, based at RCAF Station Uplands Ontario, this reliable queen of the executive aircraft fleet carried delegates for VIP Transport Services. Most of the political leaders of the Western world were carried by the prestigious airliner. Some of the names recorded on C5's manifest included, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh in 1951, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Emperor Haile Selassie, the Netherlands Royal Family, Minister C. D. Howe, and all the Prime Ministers of Canada from 1950-65. Following its official retirement from RCAF service on 28 April 1966, this once stately VIP-class airliner was sold and unceremoniously scrapped in the United States. What a pity. A much less famous (and much less lavishly equipped) North Star is now with the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Rockcliffe, Ontario and parked in their reserve hangar, while undergoing restoration. Luckily, in MSFS Charlie 5 is still in her prime! Flying along the picturesque Pacific coast, we cruise at the moment south of the Grand Plateau Glacier towards the Glacier Bay Nat. Park Entering the Glacier Bay Nat. Park
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  32. 2 actually - the first is Moorabbin (Melbourne) - a secondary airport - but one of the busiest in Australia because it's a major GA base and a huge training ground- and this is where this bloke in his 30s learned how to fly I even built a factory on the end of 33R and from my office - I could keep an eye on my own aircraft in the avatar -- the second is here where I live on the Gold Coast which is my usual place to catch an aircraft to elsewhere There are one or 2 others in Queensland - The Sunshine Coast - and Caloundra - where we built "Skyfoxes" and both have recently been added on Central
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  33. The fantastic Kodiak 100 is available from the Orbx store. I have been to this beautiful part of Australia twice, this really looks spot on! We fly along the North Stradbroke Island, which is part of the Moreton Bay Marine Park I think I am not going to Caloundra today. Never allowed in real life, but I am going to land here and spend the night. Should be fun. In the radio I hear “Starry, starry night” by Julio Iglesias, lovely. See you in the a.m.
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  34. There were quite some negative aspects of 2021 for me. But as you want to hear positive things, I have to look at work: The most important project of the last decades for me has been approved. Well, that´s causing lots of work, but for a good purpose.
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  36. This is really an enjoyable, if challenging part of the Orbx world to fly Cheers R VNSB - Syangboche Airport Nepal REX Accuseasons, REX Weather Force, Orbx Himalayan Mesh, Kodiak 100 II - Custom livery from flightsim.to I think the ground crew are a really tough crowd. Most are sensible and dress for the conditions, but there always is one guy who thinks it's "July" regardless of the season It's perfect for a STOL aircraft. There's not a lot of room. You pretty much need a turbo too - it's 12, 500 ft elevation. My whoops moment !! If you decide to fly here, keep your whit's about you at the end of the runway One instant you're just enjoying life and the scenery and the next - well ....... Kinda sucks the breath right out from under you, and you think what on earth am I doing?? But all is good and there's room to get straightened out again - Phew!!! It really is a drop dead gorgeous part of the world and well worth the visit.... And yes, its a bit chilly out -15C , so not too bad. I love the auto climate control . Just set the temps, hit auto, the fans come on and life is good Thanks for viewing Cheers!
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  37. Just want to wish all you guys a Merry Christmas and thanks for your support through the year when things haven't been going so well. Looking forward to a bright and Happy 2022 for all of us. Please also give my best wishes to your families, hope you all have a great time. Regards Don - Aussie Flyer
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  38. Now that Sydney has become more detailed, I can remember my last holiday flight. Over 2 years ago... With respect to my 6 GB GPU I have set the resolution to 2K only. Morning view from underneath the Coathanger. Cockle Bay Wharf. Quite well done, look at the building details. The fountain is missing, and the tourists. The Opera. Rose Bay Seaplane Terminal. Frank, if you need you can use my pictures to improve the terminal building. Macquarie Lighthouse. Can´t be improved, my compliments! And finally a city view from Taronga Zoo.
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