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  1. Now this is interesting. Beers I need beers Cheers k.
    11 points
  2. 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
    10 points
  3. 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
    10 points
  4. 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
    9 points
  5. MSFS Nothern Sky Studio Carenado
    9 points
  6. 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!
    9 points
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  8. 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
    8 points
  9. 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
    8 points
  10. The next flight on memory lane is a relatively short hop from Cairns. A little preview of the routing... ... before we arrive at Green Island. Some fantastic views of Arlington Reef, ... ... and even the underwater details of Michaelmas Cay are quite precise in AUv2. One of the platforms for diving and snorkeling. Many have been placed around Cairns. But too soon... ... we come back to YBCS. Quite some fun for the experienced simmer. Surely I have placed the "official" waypoints into my navigation software.
    7 points
  11. High River Alberta. A number of years ago we bought a scenic flight around Calgary at a silent auction. After taking off from Springbank Airport we did touch and goes at Okotoks and High River. We did the touch and go on the North-South gravel runway at High River and it very interesting when the pilot realized how short it was. He turned the controls over to me and I flew most of the way back to Calgary International where he landed the plane. When developing the Global Freeware Airports, I asked the developer Vlad Maly for permission to use his models for this and his other 2 Calgary area airports (Claresholm and Airdrie). He had no problem and we often talked by e-mail about airport design. I always think of him when flying over these airports and occasionally recreate the flight of many years ago. Larry
    7 points
  12. It’s nice how you mixed some MSFS sim shots in also Gerold . Orbx team if you are listening , Cairns would be a massive hit along side the new World Update for OZ next month .
    7 points
  13. I have absolutely nothing to say Karl. My wife is right behind me with a frying pan waiting for a wrong answer. Gotta go.
    7 points
  14. Monterey - KMRY. Not only is it just a little bit north of one of the most scenic coastlines in the world, it's where I did my first flight and a PPL back in 1959.
    7 points
  15. That would be Melbourne airport. Many years ago as a youngster I would make several trips to YMML, stay a week and spend about 3 or 4 days just hanging around the airport plane spotting and taking photos. Lots of fond memories. cheers Gumby
    7 points
  16. Hi all. When we lived in western Washington near Tacoma, I used to visit the Tacoma Narrows airport regularly to plane-watch. After we moved here to Spokane in eastern Washington, I discovered Felts Field and even got the chance to do some real-life touch and goes there (hired pilot). Thus, when Orbx came out with simulated versions of both, I was thrilled. Bought them both immediately as they came out, and still use them regularly and gratefully. Which brings us to this week's topic. THIS WEEK'S MEANINGLESS TOPIC: which Orbx airports have been most personally meaningful to you?
    6 points
  17. The non precision approach into Skiathos is famous for its scenic final segment, and lack of either RNAV or ILS guidance. The only published approaches require tracking overhead a VOR on the neighboring island of Skopelos, tracking outbound for 10dme on a radial, before making a turn back towards Skiathos to intercept an offset NDB track into the bay adjacent to the airport. It certainly required a load of button mashing and overriding of the MCDU driven flight modes to pull it off, but thankfully after a 2 hour 59 block to block trip down from Gatwick- it all came together beautifully at the far end! PS- Is anyone else finding postimg extremely slow to upload images to at the moment? Or is it just me?
    6 points
  18. For me it would be Brisbane as it has been the starting point of numerous international family holidays. It's a one hour drive up the M1 and the long stay carpark has hosted our car many a time
    6 points
  19. Probably KRDD Redding, CA as it was one of Jarrad Marshall's projects, is only 4 miles from my house, and I got to take all the picture for him to use in building my home airport. KORS is a favorite and I've been there numerous times too.
    6 points
  20. With the recent flurry of aircraft releases for MSFS, I’ve been neglecting my old favourite PA28R. Today I took her up for a shakedown flight from Burbank, around the Los Angles terminal flyway routing to Catalina Island. Both airport sceneries are from Orbx, having used KBUR as my West Coast sim base for a while- but only picking up KAVX recently thanks to a Steam pressy card gift for Christmas. This flight today was my first time seeing it in the sim. Needless to say, it looks just as good on my system as it does in the Orbx promo screenshots!
    6 points
  21. not really any Orbx to near to me, you could say Cardiff, Pilot plus's Bristol is my closest, I have bought that for various sims and pass it a lot, sadly haven't used it since 2019. This what I like about the sim world though is I visit so many place in the virtual world and get to see places I don't feel I am ever going to get to...... It has no personal meaning reality, but KORS was the first time I discovered Orbx, I have this for every sim since it came out, I love the look of the area but have no clue what it's like for real....also some of the Orbx airports and regions has made me look at the history of some of the areas and cities around the world...
    6 points
  22. Same as Landon, but if I had to choose one, I would say the airports in the San Juan Island chain in the PNW.
    6 points
  23. KBHB Bar Harbor Trenton Airport. Just down the road from me. According to Dan Downs log edit 3, I have 1825 visits to KBHB. My most used airport. Greg
    6 points
  24. Great achievement by this young lady: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-59899980
    5 points
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  26. As I had a helicopter at hand from my last flight, I just made a little detour southwards of the airport. Starting at the parking lots and rental car stations... ... towards the harbour... ... and to the lagoon, which serves as a croc- & yellyfish-free swimming ground. And nature´s beauty is still there.
    5 points
  27. Not so far from where I live, about 500 to 250 Km away are the beatiful shores of Bretagne and Normandie. As msfs-scenery enhanced by Orbx-partner 'VFR France'. Hereby some shots of my first discovery flight at the shores beginning in Dinard, passing StMalo, Brest, Vannes to end a first journey at Mont St Michel in Normandie:
    5 points
  28. Ken mentioned "Pearson Field, Vancouver, WA. (KVUO) The oldest airport still active in the U.S. built on the storied site of Fort Vancouver, which started as a fur trading outpost." Brings back a memory. In the early 1960s, I worked on the landscaping crew at Fort Vancouver Army Post. The base was rumored to be a last stop for mediocre officers prior to retirement. I can't confirm that, but I can say we picked up five full garbage cans of whiskey bottles from the officers club every week. There were only a handful of officers on the base, but they sure were a thirsty lot.
    5 points
  29. All the PNG stuff, some of which I aviated in and out of as pilot or PAX, some of which I helped build or maintain AND the NT stuff for the same reasons - to a lesser extent the rest of the OZ stuff.
    5 points
  30. EGPH. Took my first commercial flight from there as well as my first flight in a GA aircraft. It's also the airport I normally use when travelling back and forth to see family up north. In fact my first flight was in a chipmunk at RAF Leuchars when I was in the Air Training Corps. I remember it vividly - that's when they had English Electric Lightings which patrolled the North Sea and ensured the Russians stayed out of UK airspace They regularly went up in pairs around midnight which thrilled me as a youngster to hear them roar off into the distance.
    5 points
  31. Hard to find the best answer to this question, I´ve been waiting for many of them and enjoyed them so much. In the final round for my decision would be - Porta Westfalica: I can nearly see the runway from my office, and the bar of the airport IS actually the terminal building. - Melbourne: The airport where I first touched Australian ground. The first Orbx airport I purchased. A base for many lovely explorations.
    5 points
  32. Cardiff-I can see the runway and a parked aircraft across the Bristol Channel from my lounge window!
    5 points
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  34. Orbx-partner Aerosoft has upgraded the scenery at North Germany the Island group 'East Frisian Islands' situated closeby the German mainland and is an eastern continuation of the 'Wadden Islands' of The Netherlands. The group consist of 8 Islands that I have overfown in a Britten Norman BN2 from West to East and hereby the screenshots of them beginning with an orientation map marked with the original names of the Islands: 1. Borkum 2. Memmert 3. Juist 4. Norderney 5. Baltrum 6. Langeoog 7. Spiekeoog 8. Wangerooge
    4 points
  35. I don't mean to stir the pot as Orbx have been excellent with all your offerings and I appreciate the work your team(s) have done, very high quality work. I understand the business aspect, and I see Orbx is shifting somewhat to a Publishing company also ... but P3D kept Orbx viable for almost a decade and if MSFS sales are as good as some are claiming, it would be appreciated if you could allocate some resources to updating existing P3D products with PBR and/or dynamic lights and/or sloped runways. Cheers, Rob.
    4 points
  36. Yes. Hey Orbx guys. What kind of time are we looking at for you guys to PBR your base stuff then SELL it to us in p3d?
    4 points
  37. Microsoft does not allow us to access anything Xbox, so we cannot link Orbx Central to it, unfortunately. I cannot see that changing any time soon.... Cheers.
    4 points
  38. Hope you have a good one, and thank you for all your hard work over the years!
    4 points
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