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  1. born 1935 - @86 - I constantly stop and think of how much history has happened since I was born in the closing stages of the depression in the cotton/coal belt of Lancashire in The North of England Apart from various wars - starting with the Spanish - most of the Worlds Famous bridges - the original Queen Mary liner - 4 monarchs- 12 British prime ministers - the first flights of the Tiger Moth - Spitfire and Hurricane etc etc - and 50 glorious years of living in AUSTRALIA - and - just like an Aussie cricketer in the current Ashes test series - against England - Making it to 100 not out
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  2. Orbx is pleased to announce the next Australian destination for Microsoft Flight Simulator - Mackay Airport! A debut project from Rob Byrne, Mackay is the first brand new Indie airport in Orbx's growing Australian catalogue for MSFS. Mackay is a medium-sized city in North Queensland, with a flight of approximately 1h 20min in an A320 from Brisbane. It is a thriving mining and agricultural city with a growing tourism market as a gateway to the Whitsundays. Mackay Airport sees RPT services from Jetstar, Qantas/Qantaslink and Virgin Australia. With a 1900m (6500ft) sealed runway and multiple instrument approaches, Mackay can also serve as a training playground and a launching point for a tour of the Whitsundays. Mackay is capable of handling a huge range of aircraft, including the 737 and A320. It is one of the relatively few airports in Australia where single-engine piston GA pilots get the chance to mix in with airliners. At a glance: Stunning 15cm aerial imagery covering the airport and the immediate surrounds Painstakingly detailed rendition of Mackay Airport with ultra-high resolution textures Custom ground poly detailing specific to Australian airports Terraformed runways, drainage channels, taxiways and aprons to reflect the natural and man-made landscaping Debut project from indie developer Rob Byrne Use of realistic PBR detailing
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  3. To Kodiak73 and everyone, most of us here understand that like it or not, aging is part of a natural process. We all try to make the best of it, knowing with full certainty that we will not last forever. I am not a religious person, but I do believe this: I do not know if an afterlife exists. But I do know that if I take care of this one, anything after will take care of itself. sherm
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  4. Holy sh.. inny 74, never knew growing old went so fast. The only medication I'm on for now is beer. When I "feel more ill" I have a single Malt works like a charm. Gosh I should've become a Dr.. Cheers be safe love you all. Karl
    7 points
  5. The more I use SU7 , I am coming to one conclusion There's a lot to like here. It's like the fable - To find your prince, you need to be prepared to kiss a lot of frogs along the way. Cheers R
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  6. I really appreciate all that everyone has shared, it makes it a little easier to realize that there are still some good people in this world. God Bless you All, Dave S.(aka Kodiak73)
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  7. Wings over Illawarra, Australia's largest annual airshow, is happening this weekend! For those attending from Nov 27th to 28th, be sure to drop by the Australian Defence Force Simulator Experience area, and say hello to some of the Orbx staff. You may walk away with some merch! Plenty of Orbx products will also be on display. More details on tickets, attractions, and location information can be found on the Wings Over Illawarra website. We look forward to meeting some of you in person!
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  9. Plus the time to learn most of life's lessons. Good on ya, mate!
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  10. Dave, you are in my prayers, and I hope for the best for you. Ken
    3 points
  11. When younger I believed "time flies when you're having fun.". Now I realize that at our age time flies whether we're having fun or not. Ken
    3 points
  12. Orbx X-Plane TrueEarth Great Britain South entering the Mach Loop from the West
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  13. I've had Narita at the back of my mind for awhile now as it is a handy jumping off place for excursions into Asia. But the discretionary budget has been tight. However, the Black Friday Sale with RJAA 50% off tipped my hand, & there are plenty of other bargains in the Sale. This is a PMDG DC-6A on its way in from RJTT. Not a long flight, but it let me get a look at Narita on the approach. It is a vast airport & looks to have been well crafted. TTM (MSFS)
    2 points
  14. From Kathmandu to Mount Everest, it is roughly about 100 miles (161 km) Have a great week mates !! . John
    2 points
  15. I will buy OpenLC Asia for P3D too! Really hoping Orbx has a good surprise for us for Xmas.
    2 points
  16. Thank you, Iain! Thanks Landon. Stay tuned, I´ll report as soon as I find time... Thank you Wayne. INdeed, seeing the runway was a relief, even in that virtual flight. Thanks a lot, Adam! You hopes will be considered, John. I read that you have super-heavy rainfall in Washington/BC these days? It was, John, it was. In this fog a working ILS would have been useful. BTW I found my mistake: Flying was ok, I just did not activate the full scenery in my sim. Thanks TT. I am not sure if the next flight will be clueless or with clear skies, but it will be a redeye one...
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  17. Thanks John I understand and many have been quite vocal. Perhaps a healthy dose of "less is more" in an update/hot fix would be just the ticket It's as if at times it's all or nothing and you go from none to full on almost immediately. Playing with the humidity control on presets, I kept thinking if they only made the slider logarithmic rather than linear, then you would much more gradually be able to ramp up to the desired level. But its very good that it's implemented. Just needs a bit of tweaking Cheers & thank you Pete
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  18. All the Best Dave. Godspeed to you my Friend. k
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  19. 80 but keep thinking I am still 17.... but, don't we all?
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  20. Old enough to know better and young enough not to care
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  21. Welcome back again to travelling - with a little "earworm" from Whitesnake. Leaving Hannover for the next months... ... and climbing south over the Weser river (Göttingen to the left). After that nice sunny start, real weather hides the scenery over central Germany. Turning into final over Augsburg is no problem, ... ... but the lack of a working ILS gives an uneasy feeling shortly after. Ah, there is a runway. And it is long enough to catch it, even now. That is the proof: The plane can be used after this flight. And now it is time to guess: Where am I heading next?
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  22. Indeed Many Happy Returns Trev!
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  23. Problem solved and all is well. Evidently OC did not handle this installation properly, or perhaps, my placing in an external Orbx folder did not work, even though I have most of my other Orbx files there. Anyway, I uninstalled and reinstalled it in the Orbx p3d default folder... I suggest mods delete this and its companion post. Sherm
    1 point
  24. Aways a good landing if you can use the airplane again! Great Shots!
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  26. Thanks John, I had a better look than the two pics portrayed. I will try to post a better set as soon as I can. Don
    1 point
  27. Stunning sets again Carlos! 100% incredible.
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  28. Thanks Landon . Thanks Gerold . Speaking of air , just came from the dentist ; love that Nitrate fix . Thanks Wayne . Thanks Iain . Thanks Adam . Thanks John .
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  29. From what I remember in testing we were told that a section of Portugal would show imagery that extends to the edge of the XPlane enforced scenery tiles, but would only have default autogen. That's why the imagery doesn't end at the border as it would in P3D say.
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  31. Talk about crystal clear shots and as far your next trip - wouldn't have a clue but I know I will enjoy it
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  32. Aviation, architecture and sunsets are a complete joy for me, so having them all combined is a blast. Here some shots of the beautiful cities from SamScene Around main buildings in Seoul, I changed the weather constanly for scenic pourposes New York of course The beautiful Shanghai 360 around main buildings Front with a different weather Right side Back with another weather Heading left side Left side Very looking forward for Pyonyang and Busan Regards Carlos
    1 point
  33. 73. Doc says I should lose 30 lbs. I'd rather Lose 30 years (age only. I wouldn't want to go back to where I was in life 30 years ago). Ken
    1 point
  34. Welcome back Don and thanks for posting these great shots.
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  35. Excellent shots Gerold, must have been an exciting landing,
    1 point
  36. Great too see you back Don , yep I’ve had my eye on this new scenery also .
    1 point
  37. Splendid set of shots Gerold!
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  38. Fine set these Gerold. cheers Iain
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  39. Fine couple of shots. cheers Iain
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  40. And we're off again with Gerold! I have no idea where to next, but I look forward to finding out Meanwhile, some more great shots of your travels and adventure's. Cheers! Landon
    1 point
  41. Good to read that some things are improving... now keep on posting your travel!
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  42. Very cool shots! And welcome back 'out' Good to see you up in the sim air Landon
    1 point
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