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I've never owned a complicated payware aircraft in all my years of simming. Corresponding with a fellow "Orbxer", who mentioned that the Kodiak 100 was a really nice aircraft and on his Christmas list, made me think. So I took the plunge and decided that maybe Santa could come early. There's a first time for everything in life, and all I can say at this point is "Oh my goodness . I had no idea of the quality, the feel of flight and the handling " that a payware aircraft recreates. So here with my very limited piloting skills is a brief journey around my test airport, the excellent KAVX @Ken Hall I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year. We live in difficult times at the moment , but the one thing I can also count on is the kindness and comrade of my fellow Orbx members. The world is changing rapidly and it is really wonderful to have a place to go to such as this forum We would be nothing without the developers , and Orbx managment and staff who labour behind the scenes to bring us so much enjoyment in our virtual world. And lastly to Iain, who keeps a close watch on us all , but always is the consummate gentleman, when he kindly keeps us on the straight and narrow. You are so much appreciated Iain -- thank you So to all of you -- the Orbx team, our developers and my fellow members, a tip of the hat and my sincere appreciation and thanks for helping to have made our world a better place. Cheers Pete In a way, I felt like I had just brought a brand new car and parked it out on the driveway, while I waited to see what the neighbour's reaction would be. It's all super shiny and even has the "new car smell" As you can see, the folks at KAVX, are a tough crowd and the reaction was , well let's just say a bit underwhelming.... But it's all good and I decided to go for a brief spin. I'm really happy with the new wheels and that's all that matters. This is the point that I realized that I was flying something much more realistic. I had Rex Weatherforce with live weather, and although it was clear, it was quite windy. The way the aircraft responded to the wind was just so very different than anything I had experienced before And this is actually a bit tricky. So full disclosure here.... I was enjoying my flight immensely , but honestly at this point, I was thinking "you don't know what you are doing, have you lost your mind?" But I was committed so I went for it! The landing was a bit "rough" but overall wasn't too bad I thought I've never actually been down at this end of the airport before, sorry to say, so it was definitely a new experience