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  1. It was. the winds were 250 @ 10 gusting 18 and getting that wind from the ridge made me glad that I rotated way early down the runway as I wouldnt want to be close to the ground in that. Not that it would be crazy bad but if given the chance, then yeah I'll pass.
  2. I love KEGE for so many reasons. Its a Jarrad Marshal airport that has a huge coverage area. Its PilotEdge ATC controlled. It pairs up nicely with KDEN, KASE and KTEX. So when my niece went out to work at Beaver Creek Ski Resort just outside of Eagle, I made plans to go out and see her as well as do some mountain flying lessons. I kinda use Orbx addons as a bucket list of places to fly. Some of the fields I've flown at have been Bill Womacks KACK Nantucket, 2B2 Plum Island Alex Goff KBID Block Island and now Jarrad Marshals KEGE Eagle and KTEX Telluride Had it not been for Covid I would of flown KSEZ Sedona last year. I did visit the airport as well as I have visited 2WA1 Diamond Point and KHQM Bowerman Field. So on this trip I checked off a fair amount of bucket list items. KEGE and KTEX flying in and out of those. KLXV Leadville just a short hop from Eagle and is the highest airport in North America. Got my high performance endorsement in a C182 on tundra Tires, Did my flight review and had the instructor sign off on my Part 107 renewal. So heres a video of the landings and take offs at KEGE, KTEX and KLXV.
  3. Looking forward to all that 2021 brings. Of the list the ones I see that are items Ive been waiting for are KNVY for MSFS KAVX for MSFS KBUR for XP11 Really hoping to see more of the small GA PNW airports find their way into MSFS, any Pilotedge towered controlled airports find their way into XPlane 11. Of everything, KNVY a Class D airport is the airport that most interest me for my enjoyment of GA flying on PilotEdge.
  4. Been flying the Carenado C210 with Simcoders REP up in the PNW are over Orbx True Earth while on PilotEdge for some OnAir jobs. Due to the freezing rain, morning fog and the fact that the C210 doesnt have de ice boots, I'm late on delivering my jobs and have been getting stuck at airports along my route as I try and scud run the valley as IFR flights put me into icing conditions. However, with such great visuals like these, who cares as each flight is a reward! Heading to a small grass strip OR65 Portland KPDX comes into view as I turn to overfly the field in a VFR corridor The field is in between the opening in the trees above the HSI needle. not easy to make out from the patches of trees but its there.
  5. This is my fav. So many great ones in this collection but MSFS is the first sim that I can think of to product these kinds of individual storm fronts.
  6. So basically its just as good as some of the default planes right now
  7. I suppose there isnt much that can be said if P3D sales drop like a rock and sky rocket on MSFS from a developers point of view. It would be interesting to hear about how XP11 products have weathered post MSFS release. I still believe XP11 has way more life before MSFS catches it from a real pilots needs to where the tradeoffs are minimal.
  8. Please continue to roll out your existing product line into XPlane 11 with emphasis on PilotEdge controlled fields. ie BUR, SBA, RDD, PSP, SAN, MRY, SJC, EGE, BZN, JAC and SUN. MSFS is great and there is a market to tap there but for myself, I will get into MSFS in about a year or so once the full SDK is out and we have a better understanding of what that sim will be once more complete. As for now, XPlane 11 has all this beautiful True Earth space in great need for more highly detail airports to fill it all in. Thanks for your time.
  9. Not exactly sure whats a bad idea about having the option to own an addon or use an addon via a price that also includes the entire collection of others. One thing about MSFS is that it up'ed the bar of default scenery. By offer sloped runways, better buildings and a more realistic field both inside and outside of the fence line, as a owner of I'd say 99% USA and Oz airports and 35% Europe, theres a lot of airports I am okay with as default and not rebuying for MSFS. Some of which I brought because of a sale and never used. I have them for the platform I brought them for but I also have years of realizing I really dont fly into them and thus dont need to rebuy them. At the time most of those were released, I'm willing to bet the developers only expected to sell them for one platform, maybe two once XP11 really started to get strong. So to have the ability to now sell them again to completely new platform users (ahem Xbox customers) thats just all gravy. However, to speak from a hardcore simmer, my purchases will be way more limited going forward. Both on new airports and airports released for P3D an from the past. However, if there was an option to pay 3 bucks a month to have access to all of Orbx stuff (once again stuff I almost all own for P3D) then I'd do that in a heartbeat and for Orbx they could choose what airports fall into that group. Perhaps after a year of purchase only it rolls into the mix. As of right now there would be about 160 to 170 airports that could make up that subscription base that has already paid for their selves. Am I going to buy all of those again no. Are a bulk of the current Orbx users going to rebuy all of their current P3D addons, most likely not. Would it be nice to have them all in the sim for a few bucks a month to provide Orbx with a monthly income stream based mostly on legacy products, I would think so. Especially if all new products are buy only for the 1st year of release and are rolled into the monthly package after that.
  10. Just going to put it out there...would love to have an option to pay a monthly fee and have full Orbx addons put into MSFS as they are rolled out. I dont know how it would work but since MSFS does a system check prior to launch, Im sure if there was a will there would be a way and in doing so, I would thinkin addition to many hardcore simmers, Xbox users would want this even more so since they will be more casual and have less hard drive space to store a massive library on.
  11. I dont foresee myself needing or using an XBox but it is great news to see that there is available hardware controls with more to come. This will greatly increase the chances of more gamers becoming hardcore or active simmers who support the addon developers in doing so.
  12. The idea is a combination of the regions as we know them and the enhanced freeware packages. Since MSFS does a good job overall default airports and the surroundings, what if there was a region package of a collection of airports where each listed airport has a few main buildings on the airport are addons based off of what they look like in real life? So the Tower, FBO, Terminal and maybe a hangar or two have been modeled to look like the real airport but not crazy detailed like a full HD addon airport. Also not every airport in the region gets it so they are listed as which airports have been enhanced. The idea of just seeing a custom tower and a few other on field buildings to give an enhanced look over default would go a long way since outside the fence line is reflective of what the environment looks like.
  13. As long as Asobo is committed to improving the sim over time, I am happy with it all. I'm holding off on buying it until I can use it which for me means VR support but knowing whats to come and the support of the addon community, when this sim matures, it is going to be a great platform to sim in.
  14. Word I've read was that there are missing seaplane bases in MSFS in the normal Alaska bush PNW flying area. Since TongassX was never a region for Orbx and no longer do we need to buy regions to get real earth, just like Orbx has done a London city POI package, perhaps a seabase package for Southern Alaska could be a nice addon package.
  15. There's so many great airports...I just hope they use the new grass and ground terrain on the fields. Going to be hard to go back to the patchy grass.
  16. Another winner. Great little airport in the sim and real life. I loved landing there knowing that fence was on the end of the runway as well as taking off from theire.
  17. Thats an airport beacon! They have one just cant been seen from the air (nor does it work) HA!
  18. Two I did in May. This one I flew and landed and took-off at in a xwind which was something to be proud of. This one I was supposed to fly in and out of but couldnt rent a plane because of Covid.
  19. Add to that REP+FSEconomy and you have my way to sim. On topic, Id say New England for me. We really need to start filling in these XPlane11 TE regions with their addon airports. If there was a TE NEM you'd have a good amount of addon airports to put in there like Bar Harbor, Minuteman, Plum, Nantucket, Block, plus the other two which I forget.
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