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EagleSkinner

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  1. Anyone not sure who Lucy is? The Okavango is a beatuful scenery area, but I think that elefants are somewhat heavier than water, no? But all in all, I think it was money well spent, the only open though being is "It's going to be difficult to find a photo for the monthly screen contest." Unless of course we go to one of the camps or bases and park next to a residential structure of some sorts... Just a screenie of animals won't do it, no? But no matter what, this is one very pretty scenery here - I'm loving the vegetation too. A great place for low flying. Thanks Orbx.
  2. Is Chelsea is still part of Orbx London scenery? I hope so, because it looks good... (and if not, feel free to delete)
  3. Sorry I didn't vote for you Paul. I thought photographs weren't allowed. Duck, run, hide... But I do agree - pretty picture. Very much in the mood. I do wonder, sometimes, if the aussies will rename the airport (in keeping with political correctness) to YULU perhaps?
  4. 34 years ago a teenager was imprisoned for a year for this. He got off so lightly because he actually got there despite the Soviet air defenses... Small hint here to the scenery developers - you might want to update the cathedral. Oh, and the riverside theatre in Gorky park (if that is yours) - you have it as an enclosed structure, but earth google shows open air seating.
  5. That airfield pack is really good fun indeed. Nice screens!
  6. There's no harder critic than a self critic Of course... That makes the winners really special to me too.
  7. BTW - I love Booker too. Saw a few airshows there, flew gliders from there (in the 70's and 80's) Talking of improbable landing sites, I seem to recall a big Russian military cargo type thingy landed in Dhekelia, Cyprus on the army airstrip - normally used by helicopters and Beavers. They only got that out by stripping it empty and almost zero fuel for a hop to Larnaka, where it was reunited with cargo, pax and fuel for it's onward. Aparently it was aiming at an airport in the Northern half of the island. ooops. Just after the Turkish invasion. So I guess getting an airbus out of Booker was no real big thing.
  8. Well, I have been gliding around, looking for a nice location to do a photoshoot, so far it's only discards I have to offer - the competition is very strong. Booker and Zell might be favourite... The Ball - but I used that subject last month. However I did fly exactly this position, upside down in their Pilatus b4 back in 1976... Downwind on '35 Come on someone! Lift the wing for me! LOWZ from around 2500 AGL View from the tower @ Zell. That dark blot right of the sun is me. Wind... Undercarriage... Landing gear and area... Flaps... check! Zell does look great on a nice day and there's plenty of ridge lift with a good northerly or southerly wind. Ridge soaring is quite fun in msfs. Finals! But none of these for the competition. I guess I'll have to learn to fly a huge tin tube to be in with a chance.
  9. Nice, but you won't get many of them parked up at booker and there'll be flak from the glider crews for ruining the grass. I flew IRL from there in Blanik, Pirat and Pilatus and the grass is lovely. As for the arguments about landing fees - good luck. Oh, and even though my brother is an aviation geek too, living just beyond runway 06 him and the neighbours might have a word or two... Lovely fun shots, Jack.
  10. ...but the screens are still clean! Looks like something Old One-Eye would fly in the PacNW on his supply runs of Uncle Elmer's #5 moonshine...
  11. I've been meaning to point this out for a while: Why is the snow plough at LOWZ clearing snow unnecessarily from the grassed area beyond the hangars? It's not exactly used most of the time? Like I say, I don't think it's a bug per se, but it does seem you are working the groundsman on trivia.
  12. I have found that I can fly through/under a lot of the bridges, but this is annoying... So, Orbx, are you using your model in the scenery addon or are you allowing the default msfs bridge through? Also I note that although I can fly through some of the other bridges, there are some that cause a "thump" as you pass under - it's as if there are parts of default models mixed in with the Orbx scenery.
  13. My entry (The Golden Ball church and Dashwood Mausoleum are in the Wycombe Air Park scenery)
  14. Yes... In the 70's and 89's, when I flew gliders from there, I did get a chat from the CFI about exceeding 2000 feet agl. (It was less than 100 feet, honest guv, yeronner, sir!) Something about a phone call from some ATC person at Heathrow... Cost me a barrel...
  15. Hight Wycombe - Booker Air Park. It's around 20 miles northwest of Heathrow. EGTB is the ICAO code...
  16. One of my favourite locations... I have flown from Booker numerous times (in Gliders, notably the aerobatic Pilatus P4 and Pirat). Admittedly I was never this close to the scenery, but anyone who knows the Golden Ball Church and the Dashwood mausoleum will wax lyrical about these famous landmarks, oh and the Hellfire caves below the church... This one (above) nearly became my entry for the Feb comp, but West Wycombe does not have those horrible blocks of flats you can see in the background. Oh yes, and I mustn't forget the weather was live, so I guess there may be discrepancies to the truth here - I doubt weather the locale looked quite this pretty this morning...
  17. Surprise! I can see it now Iain - I don't know what happened, because all that grand help I was getting here didn't seem to work. Who can understand the inner workings of a PC these days anyway? Black magic? Arcane arts? Maybe a spot of devil worship thrown in? Lovely picture Iain.
  18. OK, so who did what? I have done nothing since the last comment. Now I see IMGUR pictures. WTH?
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