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bernd1151

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  1. Thank you very much for your comments, John, Wayne and Jean Marc
  2. We (still) live in a free world Wayne, so what's wrong with boats
  3. Fantastic pics, Pete. Gives me the feeling of almost being there myself
  4. Thanks for posting these, Gerold. The difference is quite striking Many thanks, my friend I fully agree with you, buddy I'm happy you like them, Pete
  5. Teti’aroa is an atoll that was once a vacation spot for Tahitian royalty. Located just 53 km (33 mi) north of Tahiti, hardly anyone knew of its existence. That changed, when Marlon Brando discovered it, after shooting “The Mutiny on the Bounty”. He bought it in 1966 and built a small village on one of the motus, so he could stay there with his family. Today the island is home to a gorgeous luxury eco-hotel (The Brando Resort). Eight of Brando’s eleven children are involved in the resort project. A local has offered us some fish for our upcoming trip Tahiti can be seen on the left, Moorea on the right side We pass over Taha’a. Bora Bora can be seen in the distance What a beautiful region this is in MSFS!
  6. Many thanks for your kind comment, Landon. Thanks a lot, Ken. Hahaha, many thanks, my friend. Thank you so much, Gerold. I thought I spare the audience here the fate of Prinz Eugen, that is why I didn't mention it. Many thanks, John, for your comment.
  7. The first and third shot I can't see unfortunately. The interior looks fabulous, Adam!
  8. Great shots and a very nice looking livery
  9. Let’s visit first Panama City Above the canal’s entrance I realize that crossing it would be much more interesting in a ship The last time I have used a ship was the Queen Mary in Sydney. She has crossed the canal multiple times, so I won’t use her now for this crossing. I know of a ship, which has used this canal only once, in 1946. It’s the German battle cruiser Prinz Eugen, now under her new name USS Prinz Eugen The first locks near Panama city are the Cocoli locks Having left the Miraflores Lake, we approach the Via Centenario Bridge With a speed of 35 knots, it is easy to overtake other ships Suddenly I feel so tiny The final locks before we arrive in Colon on the Pacific side are the Gatun locks Colon is in the background On our way to the US Naval Base in San Diego
  10. Spendid shots of one of my favorite aircraft in MSFS, next to the Connie
  11. As real as it gets. Never has this been more true than now with MSFS. And your great screenies prove it again, Adam
  12. Many thanks, Wayne Thank you so much, Landon Thanks, John. That's my impression too Thanks a lot, Gerold. The olympics for sure, but then also the annual Kiel week, if we want to go into more details. If I'm not mistaken this sailing event is the largest one in Europe I'm glad you like them, John
  13. Fantastic journey Tahiti to Frankfurt, Gerold with some great shots. We are so blessed with the quality of our modern flight simulators. Re Bailey's, a long time ago a LH captain suggested that I pour a bit of that stuff into my coffee. Since then I do that on every flight
  14. Fine shots of a nicely modeled strip!
  15. Kiel lies approximately 90 km (56 mi) north of Hamburg. Due to its location on the southwestern shore of the Baltic Sea, Kiel has become one of Germany's major maritime centers, known for a variety of international sailing events. It has also been one of the traditional homes of the German Navy's Baltic fleet. The more I fly the Fokker, the more I like the old lady. It’s ideal for exploring a region low and slow. Getting close to the Laboe Naval Memorial, which was built in the late 1920s, early 1930s, originally as a memorial for the dead of WWI of the German navy. In 1954 it was rededicated as a memorial for the sailors of all nationalities who were lost at sea and at the same time a memorial for peaceful sailing in open seas. In front of it sits a WWII-era German submarine. U-995 is the world's only remaining Type VII U-boat.
  16. Great shots, Adam. I need to get it, after I have read, what Landon has mentioned here!
  17. Many thanks, John Thanks a lot Gerold. I don't think that D-AQUI will ever see the clouds from above again. But there are good news. The former owner and CEO of the Rimova luggage company, who was a great supporter of Ju-Air and now builds and sells the Junkers F-13 has decided to build the Ju-52 again. The company is based in Switzerland (at the airport St. Gallen-Altenrhein), but all the work will be done in Germany. The plane will come with modern avionics and modern Turbo engines. Instead of 17, it will offer seats for only 14 pax in order to increase leg room. First flight is scheduled for 2025. Many thanks, my friend I'm happy you like them, Landon Hahaha, great idea Many thanks, Wayne Much appreciated, John Thanks a lot, Adam I'm glad you like them, Iain Thank you so much, Graeme A very far destination indeed Many thanks for your kind comment
  18. Nice shots of the most unusal plane (and paint) I have seen in a loooong time, Adam
  19. Many thanks, Landon. I think the Queen fits right in there I fully agree with you, John Thanks a lot, Carlos For the porting over I use a software called MSFS Legacy Converter. I think your other questions were already answered by Frank Thanks, Adam. I toured her twice, once in the late 1980s and once in 2001. Both times I decided to book a room on the ship, so I had more time to explore her. The old first class accomodations can be booked. Very 1930s!! The second time around I took the family along. They loved it too. Many thanks, TTM Thank you so much, Frank. Thank you also for the comparison shot with the Titanic. Very interesting! Many thanks, Wayne I had heard about it, but I missed that one unfortunately. But my first stay (alone) was interesting in another sense, as I was on a guided tour that was letting us see the entire engine room. Absolutely fascinating. I don't know, whether this is still possible today. In 2001 it was off any tour offered.
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